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Vineyard Magazine – May 2021 – Green and Pleasant

Vineyard May 2021 Green and Pleasant www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk While we are inching closer to being allowed out of our houses to enjoy ourselves, it appears that holiday travel abroad, this summer, is far from certain.  Having gambled last year, and lost, the Jukes family has decided to play safe, make the most of our green and pleasant land and…
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Vineyard Magazine – April 2021 – Women & Wine

Wine & Women Our industry is powered by hard-working, visionary women with world-class taste www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Years ago, I remember hosting a tasting of Australian wines for The Wine Society at One Great George Street, in Westminster.  These facts I remember, but the moment which most sticks in my mind about this event was one of the…
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Vineyard Magazine – March 2021 – Pinot Noir

Vineyard March 2021 Pinot Noir – the cornerstone of our vinous empire www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Is Pinot Noir the most talented red grape variety on the planet?  I certainly believe so.  It makes celestial red wines, albeit in frustratingly few wine regions on earth and these bottles invariably cost a bomb.  It also makes epic sparkling wines,…
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Vineyard Magazine – February 2021 – Label Design

Vineyard Magazine - February 2021 Label Design www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk There were two concurrent inspirations for this month’s theme.  Firstly, my wife Amelia made an off the cuff remark over the Christmas break about how a number of English wines, with delicious flavours, are let down by their lack of original and inspirational label design. …
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Vineyard Magazine – January 2021 – Flirting with Oak

Vineyard Magazine - January 2021 New Year Resolutions - Flirting with Oak www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Increasing numbers of wines are flirting with oak these days, but as so few of them manage to get the balance right I thought it important to highlight a trio of perfectly assembled wines in the hope that keen drinkers can look closely at these recipes…
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Vineyard – December 2020 – Deck the Halls

Vineyard December 2020 Deck the Halls www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk This is my 36th column for Vineyard Magazine and while we slowly make our way towards what will likely be the most unusual Christmas for a very long time I felt the need to do something extraordinary and, perhaps, unexpected on these two pages. While some feel that celebrations might…
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Vineyard – November 2020 – Acid trip

Vineyard November 2020 Acid Trip www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  This is the very first time in my life that I have recommended three wines that I don’t love.  I really like them, but love is not yet in the air.  This because these wines are all, officially, too young to drink and this is, most definitely, a good thing.  I am starting to spot a…
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Vineyard – October 2020 – Listen In

Vineyard October 2020 Listen In www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk We all recognise that Covid-19 has been ruthless and indiscriminate.  All manner of wine tasting events have been cancelled and those that are still sitting in our diaries, in pencil, are in danger of being rubbed out, too.  One of the biggest wine tasting casualties of 2020 was the annual…
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Vineyard – September 2020 – Throwing out the Rule Book

Vineyard September 2020 Throwing out the Rule Book www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  I have written about rebels before on this page and it sparked a fair amount of debate.  I mentioned that there is nothing worse than a fake rebel and nothing more exciting and dynamic than a real one – as long as the wines stack up.  This month I am taking this non-conformist…
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Vineyard – August 2020 – King of Clubs

Vineyard - August 2020 King of Clubs www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk There is a huge amount of skill involved in running a successful club.  It’s a balancing act involving trying to attract the ‘right’ members, giving them top quality service and then doing all you can to make them return and spend more money with you.  Members benefits are the…
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Vineyard – July 2020 – Still Improving

Vineyard - July 2020 Still Improving www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  I drink an awful lot more still wine than I do sparkling.  I have never really considered what the ratio is exactly, but if I opened more than one bottle of fizz per fortnight I would be surprised.  I don’t think that this is unusual either.  With our homegrown industry focussing…
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Vineyard – June 2020 – Sustainability is Vital

Vineyard - June 2020 Sustainability is Vital www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk If you said, ‘name two sustainable wineries’ to me, my knee jerk response would be Ancre Hill and Forty Hall.   Sustainability is now so vital to us and our planet that its message ought to be woven into every single business alive, but it is not.  It is a real pain the…

I am a lifelong fan of English wines and I am extremely proud to have been asked to contribute to Vineyard Magazine from the very first issue published in January 2018.   Vineyard is a monthly, specialist publication for viticulturalists and winemakers in Great Britain.  I write the only consumer-facing article in the magazine highlighting three terrific wines of particular interest, tying them together along a singular theme – www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk.