English Vineyard interviews

Renegade Urban Winery interview by The English Wine Collection

Renegade Urban Winery interview by The English Wine Collection

  Renegade Urban Winery Interview Renegade Urban Winery is no ordinary winery. Its founder Warwick Smith has set out to craft unique wines from its London base that are driven by his enthusiasm to constantly push his wine knowledge forward. In the below in-depth interview Warwick provides great detail on his ideas and how he constantly strives to move forward. Warwick, welcome to The English Wine Collection’s Vineyard focus. Can you provide some background on how you got into the wine world? I have always loved wine. I used to drink wine as a child with a little added lemonade....

Taittinger UK Domaine Evremond Vineyard interview with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

Taittinger UK  Domaine Evremond  Vineyard interview with  Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger

Taittinger UK Domaine Evremond Vineyard interview with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger The famous Champagne house Taittinger have planted an English vineyard to produce English sparkling wine. The English sparkling wines will be ready for release in the coming years. Whilst the vineyard has been planted and is soon to bear its English grapes, we  caught up with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger to find out more.  Pierre, could you provide some background on your career? I suppose for me it begins in 1976. My uncle Claude was in charge and I joined the business as a salesman and in fact one of my first experiences was...

Louis Pommery vineyard interview by The English Wine Collection

Louis Pommery vineyard interview by The English Wine Collection

Louis Pommery English sparkling wine  The famous Louis Pommery have planted an English vineyard in Hampshire so that they can produce their own English sparkling wines. After a visit in 2017 they fell 'in love with the magnificent region'. Since then, the vineyard has produced it's first English sparkling wine and it is already being celebrated by critics as a triumph and a welcome addition to this prestigious Champagne house.   We contacted Louis Pommery and interviewed Clement Pierlot their winemaker on the new English sparkling wine. Clément, welcome to the English wine Collection’s Vineyard focus. To start, could you provide...

Windsor Great Park Vineyard interview by The English Wine Collection

Windsor Great Park Vineyard interview by The English Wine Collection

  Windsor  Great Park Vineyard  The story behind the Windsor Great Park Vineyard by Tony Laithwaite. One day at our Head Office the phone rang at an unmanned desk, and was answered by a passing colleague who listened intently as the customer explained that they felt the service they had recently received fell below our usual high standards. Anne Linder took the call that day and apologised on our behalf. The upshot of this was an invitation to go and meet the customer: Major General Sir Michael Hobbs, now former Governor of The Military Knights, at his then home in Windsor...

Winbirri Vineyard interview by The English Wine Collection

Winbirri Vineyard interview by The English Wine Collection

The English wines produced at Winbirri Vineyard have been winning many awards. With the arrival of Winbirri's English wines to our store we contacted the head winemaker Lee to find out more about this unique English vineyard based in Norfolk.