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Staffing the English vineyard boom

Published:  16 November, 2022

All too often in our industry lately, the word ‘staffing’ has been swiftly followed by ‘crisis’ – and for good reason. UK Hospitality estimates there are 170,000 unfilled jobs in hospitality (not including seasonal and casual workers) – a vacancy rate of 10%.


Plumpton launches scientific sensory courses to meet demand

Published:  12 November, 2021

Plumpton Wine Division is rolling out two scientific wine sensory training courses as part of its WineSkills Program in response to customer demand.


Plumpton announces new winemaker

Published:  18 August, 2021

Deepika Koushik has been announced as the new winemaker at Plumpton College.


Nyetimber and Plumpton join forces to develop winemakers of the future

Published:  09 March, 2020

Nyetimber is looking to help develop the next generation of wine industry leaders via a new placement scheme in conjunction with Plumpton College’s wine division.


Plumpton launches nationwide viticultural apprentice scheme

Published:  18 September, 2019

Plumpton College is looking for UK wine producers to take part in the pilot group for its first nationwide viticultural apprenticeship.


Sustainability accreditation in the works for UK wine

Published:  26 April, 2019

A new sustainability and climate change mitigation scheme for the UK wine industry could be complete by the end of the year.


Future winemakers wanted: Plumpton flags growing demand for English-trained wine graduates

Published:  07 August, 2017

Plumpton College’s head of wine Chris Foss has revealed to Harpers that the college is experiencing strong demand for it’s English-language trained graduates as it looks to keep up with a growing domestic and global industry.