Category: English Wine

Fighting frost

With the worst spring frosts for 30 years causing havoc across Europe, Will Lyons and Barbara Drew look at what is next for the 2017 vintage and its anxious winemakers For the vigneron, with an eye for detail, the weather is the only external influence which cannot be controlled. The arrival of spring marks an […]

Notes from the vineyard: a waiting game

Continuing our series following life at Nyetimber, this month winemaker Brad Greatrix explains exactly what happens to the wine during and after its all-important second fermentation In English vineyards we’re currently in between two important viticultural stages – budburst and flowering. We discussed budburst in the previous instalment of this blog, and I’ll cover the all-important […]

Notes from the vineyard: budburst

Over the coming year we’ll be following life at Nyetimber, one of England’s leading sparkling wine producers, detailing the monthly goings-on amongst the vines and inside the winery. In his first post, winemaker Brad Greatrix describes the first stirring of the vines On the viticultural calendar, April is an exciting month in England because it […]

When it comes to English wine, is Sussex superior? Nay

Continuing our debate on the establishment of an English appellation system, our very own Anne McHale MW takes a patriotic position, defending the existing scheme. As Dominic pointed out very astutely in yesterday’s post, there are many advantages to the creation of regional appellations in the UK; not least the protection afforded to producers and the […]