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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.

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...

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. 

An interview on Michael Caines' new vineyard at Lympstone Manor

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An interview on Michael Caines' new vineyard at Lympstone Manor

In this English wine interview we chat to James Matyear who is the Ground and vineyard manager at Michael Caines new English vineyard. James tells us how Lympstone Manor is not only the ideal location for Michael's restaurant but also for an English Vineyard!