Category Archives: English Wine

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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Awards for English Wines 2012 – consolidated

Consolidated English Wine results for 2012. One thing which struck me when studying wine sensory evaluation last year was that to do a tasting properly, surely replicated judgings should be employed. Well, no large competition has yet found itself sufficiently … Continue reading

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Pinot noir clonal study in England

I was asked to produce an abridged version of my Plumpton Wine undergraduate project for an issue of a forthcoming industry magazine. For the study I took grapes of various Pinot noir clones from the vineyard, through winemaking and up … Continue reading

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SEWOTY 2012 – results

Having been asked to be a judge for this year’s South East Wines of the Year awards, I was seated at the “judges table” for this evening’s awards dinner – all rather odd with the judges sitting in a row … Continue reading

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South of England Show

I attended the South of England Show today. It’s a huge annual agricultural show, and there was heavy involvement from Plumpton College, so I went along to help out. Firstly, SEAS had very kindly help sponsor the trip I made … Continue reading

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Awards for English Wines 2012

(Consolidated list with all awards is here. Or see my later post here.) Today saw the announcement of winners by several big international wine awards bodies. English & Welsh Wines won a fair few awards, so I though I’d summarise … Continue reading

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