London Wine Fair is back with a bang for 2018, with a brand-new team promising a packed show of inspiring features, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and over 14,000 wines from 40 countries, making it an unmissable event for independent merchants. Continue reading “The London Wine Fair is back!”
When Martin Vickers’ grandfather acquired the Halfpenny Green estate near Wolverhampton, West Midlands, in the 1930s it was a mixed farming enterprise. By the late 1960s the family-run farm was focused entirely on arable but it was in 1983 when Martin planted the first vines as a hobby that the estate diversified into viticulture. Continue reading “At the centre of it all”
After tasting a Bacchus produced by Winbirri Vineyard, Norfolk, Olley’s Fish Experience, has been praised for developing the most extensive English wine list ever seen in a fish and chip shop.
The chippy, based in Herne Hill, London, has not only added nine wines from five counties (Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Dorset) but has paired each one to accompany its ‘legendary’ fish suppers. Continue reading “Oh my Cod!”
Liam Idzikowski tells us about his journey to becoming head winemaker at Lyme Bay. Continue reading “Meet the manager: Head winemaker Liam Idzikowski”
Bacchus – our not-so-secret weapon. Continue reading “Matthew Juke’s tasting notes”
In this first edition of Vineyard, I’d like to introduce myself as the first MSc graduate of Plumpton College’s course in Viticulture and Oenology. In my current role as business development manager at Erben Ltd, my aim is to provide up to date, practical winemaking advice and raise awareness of the options available winemakers. Continue reading “Wine stability”