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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...

The Royal Navy's newest warship launched with Camel Valley's English Sparkling wine

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The Royal Navy's newest warship launched with Camel Valley's English Sparkling wine

The Royal Navy's newest warship, TAMAR, named in Scotstoun with English Sparkling wine 'it's another milestone in the progress of English and Cornish wines.  Who would have thought, thirty years ago, when we planted, that not only would Camel valley be used to launch one of Her Majesty’s ships, but that we would have a Royal Warrant to display on the bottle'  - Bob Lindo ex-RAF pilot and his wife Annie planted their first eight thousand vines in 1989. Camel Valley's English sparkling wine was used to launch The Royal Navy's latest warship The Tamar. To find out more about the...

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...