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Vineyard – July 2018 – Great Value Wines

Vineyard - July 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Great Value Wines Value is an odd word because it means different things to different people.  I much prefer the French term ‘qualité prix’, which clumsily and obviously translates to ‘quality price’ and, as is often the case in French, is more informative than our English expression.  I…
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Vineyard – June 2018 – Sparkling Rosé

Vineyard - June 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Sparkling Rosé I think that sparkling rosé is the most challenging category in the British wine scene.  I remember tasting a load of wines three or four years ago and being able to pick out the duds from the colour alone.  Brown is not a colour I ever want to see or indeed taste in a sparkling wine…
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Vineyard – May 2018 – WINEGB Annual Tasting highlights

Vineyard - May 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk WINEGB Annual Trade & Press Tasting The 26th April was always going to be a challenge with no less than four important wine tastings to squeeze in on the day, all dotted across London.  Julia Trustram Eve, WINEGB’s marketing director, made the call and opened the doors at Lindley Hall an hour…
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Vineyard – April 2018 – Things are looking rosé

Vineyard - April 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Things are looking Rosé While it has taken our wine industry two or three decades to finesse its sparkling offering into a world-class beast and, of course, there is much more to come, the still rosé sector is a toddler, just finding its feet.  Having said this, the last three years have seen a…
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Vineyard – March 2018 – A Royal Wedding

Vineyard - March 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk A Royal Wedding The most important English Sparkling Wine showcase of the year Part wedding planning guide, part sparkling wine style critique, part know your audience brief – this month’s article has been written for two people only – Meghan and Harry.  The rest of you can keep an eye on your…
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Vineyard – February 2018 – Great Wines from Rare Plantings

Vineyard - February 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Great wines from rare plantings – small is beautiful There is a growing trend in Australia of releasing wines made from the most obscure grapes imaginable – Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal seem to have been raided by keen ampelographer thieves.  ‘Alternative Varieties’ is the catch-all…
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Vineyard – January 2018 – Bacchus – Our Not-so-Secret Weapon

Vineyard - January 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Bacchus – Our Not-so-Secret Weapon I am no stranger to the Bacchus grape, having acquainted myself with its talents some 35 years ago when I lived in Biddenden, not far from the eponymous vineyard and also Chapel Down a few miles away in Tenterden. Conceived at the German Wine Institute in 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.