Wine Talks British Business — sparkling wine

Wine Talks British Business with Tamara Roberts CEO of Ridgeview

Wine Talks British Business with Tamara Roberts CEO of Ridgeview

  Tamara Roberts is the joint CEO & CFO of the multi-international award winning English sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview Wine Estate, established 25 years ago by her parents.  Having joined the family business over 15 years ago as General Manager she has played a pivotal role in taking the business from a micro-concern to a significant and growing SME whilst maintaining its status as one of the most highly regarded producers in the English wine sector.  Last year Ridgeview were the first English winery to be awarded the coveted "International Winemaker of the Year" trophy at the prestigious International Wine...

Wine Talks British Business with Chris Foss Curriculum Manager at Plumpton Wine College

Wine Talks British Business with Chris Foss Curriculum Manager at Plumpton Wine College

This episode of Wine Talks features Chris Foss who is the Curriculum Manager for the Wine Division at Plumpton Wine college. Chris is half-French and has gained his experience from working in Bordeaux, France. Whilst Chris was in Bordeaux he managed the family vineyard in the Entre-Deux-Mers and also worked in many vineyards and wineries in Sauternes (Chateau d’Yquem) and St Emilion. He also became Winemaker for the GFA Leclerc vineyard group.  Chris moved to Plumpton College to launch the wine programmes in 1988.

His main focuses are in vineyard establishment, vineyard management, vine protection, sustainable viticulture and he is also the manager of Plumpton’s 10-hectare vineyard. Chris is also a committee member of Wine GB South-East. His principal research interests are in learngin and understanding more about climate change, disease monitoring and vineyard sustainability, he is also a member of the Life+ Adviclim research group.

Wine Talks British Business with John Apthorp CBE

Wine Talks British Business with John Apthorp CBE

To start our first Wine Talks podcast  we managed to secure a conversation with John Apthorp CBE. 
 
John is the largest shareholder in Majestic Wine and is responsible for making the company what it is today.  In our interview, we discuss John's career history, starting in the frozen food industry and then, after taking some time out, stalking' Majestic Wine until the time was right to buy it. 
 
The following podcast is a rare conversation with one of the biggest influencers in the wine industry.
 
The following podcast is a rare conversation with one of the biggest influencers in the wine industry.