Articles tagged with the word "England":

English and Welsh wine industry comes of age

Published on June 16, 2016

The 9th international cool climate wine symposium took place in Brighton, UK, last month – “the first serious academic wine symposium to take place in the British Isles” said keynote speaker Jancis Robinson MW.


May frost and June rain still scourge UK wine grape yields, despite warmer temperatures

Published on April 1, 2016

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) into the impact of climate change on winegrowing in the UK suggest viticulturally extreme weather events, such as cold snaps and downpours, are likely to continue to threaten yields in the newly-nascent, modernised and expanding wine production industry in the UK, despite improving average growing season temperatures.


Exton Park

Published on July 21, 2015

Exton Park vineyards are just half an hour east of Winchester in the Meon Valley, on the opposite side of Old Winchester Hill to Meonhill Vineyard (now owned by Hambledon Vineyard).


Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival

Published on July 6, 2014

Get thee hence to Jenkyn Place, between Alton and Farnham, on Sunday July 13th, 2014 to support, sample and secure a stash of English sparkling wines from six Hampshire-based producers.


Jenkyn Place Vineyard

Published on March 29, 2013

The nearly five hectares of Jenkyn Place Vineyard lie at around 100m altitude, on a gentle, chalky, south-facing slope of the North Downs.


Meonhill

Published on February 27, 2013

Forget big, brand-name Champagne houses investing in the UK to make sparkling wine. Fifth generation Champenois vigneron Didier Pierson has already been growing grapes to make English Sparkling Wine (ESW) on the South Downs since 2004.


The Winegrowers’ Handbook

Published on September 5, 2012

Given the justified flush of enthusiasm for UK wines this is a timely addition to the library for anyone looking to become better acquainted with the practical and environmental challenges of viticulture in the UK, though its clear focus is for folk thinking of setting up their own vineyard and making their own wine, in the garden or more expansively.


Britain’s best bacchus, bubblies and more besides

Published on June 29, 2012

Judging at the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, 2012 was a new and relished experience for me. I came away reinvigorated by the dynamism and freshness of the industry.

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