Category Archives: Wineskills

Smart Wineskills Masterclass

Yesterday I attended a great Wineskills Masterclass with The Flying Wine-doctor himself, Dr Richard Smart. The two topics were canopy management and clonal selection. Smart’s book ‘Sunlight into Wine’ is on the Plumpton core reading list and I was pleased … Continue reading

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Yineyard yields and quality – Mike Trought

I just got back from a superb Wineskills session at Denbies where Dr Mike Trought (English bloke who works in academia in Marlborough, New Zealand) gave a day’s session on “grapevine yield mangement and its influence on fruit composition.” I … Continue reading

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Vineyard ecosystems

Today I attended a very interesting Wineskills “masterclass” about vineyard ecosystems. The day was lead by Professor Steve Wratton, a cockney bloke who’s been working at Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand for nearly 20 years. He was a fountain … Continue reading

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