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Cowdray Park Polo Club and English sparkling wine

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Cowdray Park Polo Club and English sparkling wine

    Cowdray Park Polo Club Cowdray Park Polo Club, recognised worldwide as the home of British Polo is now serving the English sparkling wine brand Nyetimber to its members and visitors. The below interview is with the Chairman of Cowdray Park polo Club, Roderick Vere Nicholl, on the Polo club's  history and new venture with English sparkling wine. All images credit Mark Beaumont. Roderick, could you start by providing some background on yourself and your role at Cowdray Park Polo Club. What led you to where you are today at Cowdray?  I was elected Chairman of Cowdray Park Polo Club in...

The Jockey Club and English Sparkling Wine

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The Jockey Club and English Sparkling Wine

It seems there is no stopping the English wine industry. Coates and Seely are now providing their English sparkling wines to The Jockey Club for it's races. We contacted James Tombs to find out more about The Jockey Club's unparalleled history when it comes to racing.

The famous Champagne brand Taittinger plant a new vineyard in Kent with a remarkable find.

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The famous Champagne brand  Taittinger plant a new vineyard in Kent with a remarkable find.

The famous champagne house - 'Tattinger'- have bought land in the South East of England in Kent and planted their own vineyard with the classic champagne and sparkling wine grape varieties. In doing so they came across a unique find in the new English vineyard, an ancient fossil.

The new vineyard is called 'Domaine Evremond' which takes its name from Charles de Saint-Evremond (1614-1703). He was a Frenchman and the first true ambassador for Champagne. He helped to fuel Champagne’s popularity in England at the court of Charles II.

Bacchus in Focus at London CRU for English Wine Week

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Bacchus in Focus at London CRU for English Wine Week

'Bacchus in Focus' at London CRU for English Wine Week   To help celebrate and mark English Wine Week, Roberson Wine, also known as London CRU, held an event on 30th May 2019 at their atmospheric winery in West London. The event was billed as a ‘Master Class in Bacchus’ with some of England’s top vineyards and wineries attending.  “It’s great to see English Bacchus get it's moment in the limelight. The time is right, and coming off the back of the remarkable 2018 vintage, from which we are already seeing some of the finest Bacchus this country has produced to date.” -...

Interview with Bob Lindo former fighter pilot and now CEO of Camel Valley

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Interview with Bob Lindo former fighter pilot and now CEO of Camel Valley

Bob Lindo CEO - Camel Valley  Hi Bob, where did it all start for you, Why did you join the RAF and what lead you to starting Camel Valley? I joined the RAF in 1970 as University Cadet pilot and flew (Chipmunks) with Cambridge University Air Squadron. After University: Cranwell (Jet provosts), Valley (Gnats and Hunters), Brawdy (Hunters). During the next 16 years I was based in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Saudi Arabia (Strikemasters). You have flown many different fighter planes and you have also been a display Pilot flying Vintage Pair and Vulcan Pilot aircraft. What is it like flying these older plains? I've flown Jet...