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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.

Chapel Down open a new bar in London's King's Cross

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Chapel Down open a new bar in London's King's Cross

  Chapel Down’s new bar in King's Cross - London The English wine makers Chapel Down have opened a new bar and restaurant in London's King's Cross. To find out more about Chapel Down's new venture in the heart of one of London's busiest areas, we contacted Guy Tresnan their Retail and Hospitality Director.  Where did the idea to open a bar in King's Cross come from?  King's Cross and specifically the development at Coal Drops Yard brings something entirely different to London’s retail and dining scene. It has a really interesting mix of independent retailers along with better known international...

Quality and quantity : The launch of Oxney’s latest organic wine

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Quality and quantity : The launch of Oxney’s latest organic wine

Quality and quantity: the launch of Oxney’s latest organic wine Oxney Organic Estate launched their new wines on Monday the 29th of April 2019 by hosting a private event at their vineyard in East Sussex. The occasion included a beautiful lunch of fresh, local produce paired with their English sparkling wines. The event started with a walk around the English vineyard, where we took in the wonderful views and neatly packed vines.  This vineyard, like so many in the UK, is set in a glorious location in the South East of England, where you could be forgiven for thinking you...

An interview with author and Master of Wine Stephen Skelton

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An interview with author and Master of Wine Stephen Skelton

In this English wine interview Stephen Skelton MW tells us all about his love of wines and his thoughts of where the  English wine industry must go to flourish and be profitable for the future. 

Wine maker Brad Greatrix talks about Nyetimber's 30-year history

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Wine maker Brad Greatrix talks about Nyetimber's 30-year history

‘I don’t think in years but in generations’ - Eric Heerema, Owner and Chief Executive of Nyetimber If you haven’t heard the name Brad Greatrix you will have heard of his wines. Brad is one half of the impressive couple who produce the English sparkling wines at Nyetimber, and on a recent visit to Plumpton Wine College, we had the pleasure of hearing him speak as Nyetimber celebrates its 30th year. Award-winning wine makers Brad, and his wife Cherie Spriggs, who is Head Wine Maker at the illustrious British vineyard, have been involved in the English wine trade for almost...