Category Archives: Plumpton student stuff

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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Graduation

Today I graduated from Plumpton College after 2 years hard work with a foundation degree in Wine Production. It’s been wonderful – I have learned so much and it’s been great fun too. Some of the tuition has been superb, … 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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And the South East wine of the year 2012 is . . .

I was lucky enough today to have been asked to judge in the 2012 South East Wines of the Year competition. This was on the basis of my having come top in a tasting exam at college (“better lucky than … Continue reading

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Buried

Sorry for being so quiet recently – I have been a little buried in closing out my degree in Wine Production at Plumpton College. I have this annoying habit of not being able to do things by half. It all … Continue reading

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Home distillation

New semester. New modules. Today was Spirits, Beer and Cider. Yes, I know – it sounds a little less serious than most of my other modules, but heh! why not? As a finale to this first session we had a … Continue reading

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Blue tongues and polos

My fourth (and final!) semester at Plumpton started today with WineSensory2, which I’m told will lead to me having a good technical understanding of sensory evaluation of wine. Today, though, it was more about blue tongues and polos. On a … Continue reading

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