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Ancre Hill comes out top in first Welsh Vineyard Association awards

Published:  01 November, 2013

Ancre Hill cemented its place as Wales' premier winery by winning the sole Gold and three of the five Silvers in the inaugural Welsh Vineyard Association Awards, held on Monday 28 October at Llanerch Vineyards near Cardiff.

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Douglas Blyde on all there is to know about Digby Fine English sparkling wine

Published:  31 October, 2013

"England has quite a lot of quite good wines, but few have thought through what their mojo is," says Trevor Clough, co-founder with husband, business partner, and "breadwinner" (a computer speech recognition specialist), Jason Humphries, of Digby Fine English sparkling wines. A former corporate strategist advising Fortune 500 firms, the American/Englishman, born north of Boston and raised in Germany, cites California as inspiration to quit his job to invest time in wine. "I want a tiny part of Napa's fairy dust to rub-off on England," he says.

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Cornwall's Knightor winery releases its first sparkling wine

Published:  17 October, 2013

Cornish winery Knightor has announced the release of its first sparkling wine, Knightor Brut NV.

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Italy to host first English sparkling wine tasting

Published:  15 October, 2013

Today will see the first ever English sparkling wine tasting take place in Italy.

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Nyetimber 'excited' as grape picking commences across UK

Published:  08 October, 2013

English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber is "excited" to have begun grape picking alongside other English producers after it wrote off last year's because of poor-quality grapes.  

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London's only winery switches to Italy after turning down rotten French grapes

Published:  03 October, 2013

London Cru, the first central London winery, has had to turn away seven tonnes of grapes due to arrive from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley as the quality was not deemed to be up to scratch.

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England's first biodynamic winery launches two new wines

Published:  10 September, 2013

Less than three years after launching the UK's first accredited biodynamic wine, Sedlescombe has brought out two more.

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Media executive Lord Black to deliver WSTA conference keynote speech

Published:  04 September, 2013

Newspaper executive, Lord Black of Brentwood, will deliver the keynote address at this month's annual Wine & Spirit Trade Association Conference looking at how the media industry has responded to the threat of government intervention and regulation.

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Naked Wines looks to raise £3m through new bonds scheme

Published:  04 September, 2013

On the heels of securing an additional £6.4 million from one of its major shareholders, Naked Wines hasannounced it will be issuing Naked Fine Wine Bonds in an effort to raise a further £3m.

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Gusbourne Estate to float after £7m takeover

Published:  03 September, 2013

Gusbourne Estate is to join the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, following a £7 million takeover.

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Nyetimber signs export deal to Denmark

Published:  28 August, 2013

Nyetimber continues to expand overseas with a new contract to supply its English wines to Denmark.

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London Cru winery names grape suppliers

Published:  22 August, 2013

London Cru, the first urban winery to set up shop in central London, has announced its first vintage grapes will be supplied by top French producers including Jeff Coutelou of Mas Coutelou, from Languedoc-Roussillon, William Jonquères d'Oriola of Château in Roussillon and Jacques Lurton, the renowned French Flying Winemaker.

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Nyetimber to release single vineyard sparkling wine

Published:  19 August, 2013

English wine producer Nyetimber has announced the release of a single vineyard sparkling wine.

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Chapel Down offers shareholders new incentive package

Published:  07 August, 2013

English winery Chapel Down is offering new and existing shareholders a range of benefits to hopefully build loyalty and strengthen its shareholder base.

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Denbies to harvest its first Sauvignon Blanc vintage in October

Published:  02 August, 2013

Denbies Wine Estate is looking forward to harvesting its first Sauvignon Blanc vines. Planted four years ago, they should be ready to harvest mid-October, said the Surrey vineyard's general manager, Chris White.

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Denbies gears up for first Sauvignon Blanc harvest

Published:  01 August, 2013

Denbies Wine Estate has revealed it is looking forward to harvesting its first Sauvignon Blanc vines.

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Leading names sign up to sparkling wine symposium

Published:  01 August, 2013

The International Sparkling Wine Symposium to be held at English winery Denbies in December, continues to attract high-profile speakers.

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Digby Fine English has global ambitions for new sparkling wine

Published:  31 July, 2013

Digby Fine English, a new English sparkling wine, launched yesterday in London with grand ambitions to become a global sparkling wine brand.

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Furleigh Estate sparkles at UKVA awards

Published:  25 July, 2013

Furleigh Estate in Dorset has scooped three trophies for its sparkling wines at the UK Vineyards Association annual awards ceremony.

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Cliff Roberson to open London's first urban winery

Published:  25 July, 2013

London Cru, set to be the first urban boutique winery in London, is busy preparing for harvest and getting ready to open its cellar doors to the public this November in central London.

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