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Sceptics have been proven wrong about English wine, so what’s the next challenge for this growing industry?

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Sceptics have been proven wrong about English wine, so what’s the next challenge for this growing industry?

Picture of Denbies Vineyard - Image credit Helen Dixon  The English wine industry is growing and gaining world praise as a credible wine region. Sparkling wine seems to be the way forward for the industry with the majority of wine producers focusing their production on this style of English wine. So, what is next for this new world wine region, can it become a useful industry for the UK and how far can the English wine industry really go and can it be big business and compete on the world stage? English wine - A brief history The origins of...

Richard Brendon and Jancis Robinson MW OBE wine glasses

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Richard Brendon and Jancis Robinson MW OBE wine glasses

   RICHARD BRENDON The celebrated designer and craftsmen Richard Brendon has teamed up with the renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson MW OBE to create a collection of unique wine glasses and decanters in what has been described as 'a truly collaborative cross-disciplinary partnership'. The unique design has been described as allowing wine to 'breathe and captures the array of aromas enhancing the experience of every sip'. We contacted Richard to find out more about this collaborative effort to produce a glass for all wine types.  Richard, could you provide some background on yourself - How did the company get going and what was your inspiration...

The London Symphony Orchestra and English wine

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The London Symphony Orchestra and English wine

    London Symphony Orchestra  The London Symphony Orchestra is known and recognised throughout the world as one of the world's leading orchestras. Not just providing live performances at many famous venues they also perform and record music for the movie and TV industry. They are now serving English wine  by Chapel Down during their concerts. We caught  up with Darryl de Prez  the LSO’s Director of Development to delve into the new partnership and to discover more about this world famous orchestra. Darryl, could you start by providing some back ground on yourself. How did you come to be involved...

Nyetimber 2019 Harvest Report

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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...

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...