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Nyetimber 2019 Harvest Report

Nyetimber 2019 Harvest Report

  After a superb summer of weather the 2019 English vineyards are set for what could be another record breaking English wine harvest. We contacted the English sparkling wine  producer Nyetimber to find out how the preparations for harvest are going. The below is the official report from Nyetimber.  Nyetimber 2019 Harvest Report Grapes will be picked from 214 hectares of estate-owned vineyards in West Sussex, Hampshire and, for the first time, Kent. Nyetimber is the largest English sparkling producer and the only producer to own vineyards across three counties of southern England. Following the earliest recorded start to harvest...

Leander Club and English Sparkling wine

Leander Club and English Sparkling wine

Leander Club is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the world and is responsible for many of  Great Britain’s Olympic rowing athletes with  an unmatched collection of winning medals through the years.

The club has recently started serving only English sparkling rose wine produced by  Digby Fine English.

This pairing of an award winning institution and English sparkling wine came about after the founders of Digby, Jason Humphreys and Trevor Cluff, stepped up to the challenge set by Leander Club to produce a wine that was  'world beating and pink'. 

The following interview is with Paul Budd OBE, FIH, General Manager of Leander Club and explains how the connection between Digby's English sparkling wine and The Leander Club came to reality.

The Nyetimber Secret Garden at Rosewood London

The Nyetimber Secret Garden at Rosewood London

THE NYETIMBER SECRET GARDEN  'SPARKLING WINE TERRACE' AT ROSEWOOD LONDON The Rosewood London revealed the Nyetimber Secret Garden - an elegant and immersive summer terrace created in partnership with the pioneering English sparkling wine producer.  From now until September, Rosewood London will bring the charming surroundings of the famous Nyetimber estate to central London. Tucked away in the hotel’s historic Edwardian courtyard, floral archways adorn the pathways to the secret garden, and guests are invited to enter the experience via a wrought iron gate. The terrace has been transformed into a verdant haven adorned with colourful wisteria, luscious green plants...

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

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

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 planes? I've flown Jet...