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OFT ruling good for English Wine Producers?

The recent news from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) may well be great news for those producing and selling English Wine. In particular look at their associated “text of principles“. The news, coming towards the end of last year, … Continue reading

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English wine retail

In my new role as interior designer for English Wine retailers (!?), I worked with the Wine Pantry on their new project for an English wine and British produce venue at the bewilderingly beautiful St Pancras station in London. I’m … Continue reading

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Thunder, lightning and a down day

Awakened by thunderous roars, last night I enjoyed an hour of the finest light show I’ve ever see thanks to a huge storm over Kefalonia. Worse was to come. The 7am start worked well as we set up for some … Continue reading

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Gentilini work

I’m the cellar rat for my vintage work here. The jobs I’ve been getting stuck into are typical for a small/medium winery: cleaning and moving heavy stuff around. In particular I’ve been: racking juice and wine; inocluating and mixing in … Continue reading

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Gentilini folk

For the duration of my Kefalonian stay I’m shacked up with the assistant winemaker and vineyard manager, Giorgios. The accommodation’s really good for vintage standards (wifi and washing machine included, so I’m happy). I’m joined for some of my stay … Continue reading

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Gentilini Winery and Vineyards

Gentilini is a modern winery producing comtemporary styles of premium wine, although mainly from native Greek grapes. I’m delighted to find myself here since the wines are really lovely. My particular favourite is the Robola varietal wine (a native Kefalonian … Continue reading

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Off to Kefalonia vintage

Off to Kefalonia today for a 4-week work placement to get more vintage experence. I chose an Greek Ionian island because the warm climate, early vintage allows me to get back for anotherĀ  vintage in the UK. It turns out … Continue reading

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