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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.

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...

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...

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...