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NIAB launches new trials vineyard at East Malling site

As part of its expanding viticulture portfolio, NIAB has recently opened a new trials vineyard at its East Malling site in Kent, offering companies the opportunity to develop new products and services for the growing viticulture sector.

UK wine harvest delivers top-quality, clean fruit with excellent flavour profile in 2022

Fruit & Vine spoke to five British wine producers, who are expecting this year’s wines to be among the top vintages following an excellent 2022 harvest producing top-quality, clean fruit.

UK wine producers “excluded” from Government’s duty relief scheme

Unlike cider and beer producers, UK winemakers will be unable to benefit from the Government’s new duty relief scheme aimed at supporting small producers, due to a cap of 8.5% ABV in alcoholic products.

Industry-wide survey predicts bright future for UK wine production

This year’s industry report published by Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) revealed a near 70% increase in wine sales over the past two years and a steady growth in hectarage under vine, suggesting a bright future is ahead for UK viticulture and winemaking.

UK to become new hotspot for wine production due to warming climate

Research has shown that UK wine production is likely to increase in the coming years with growing conditions forecasted to resemble those in famous winemaking regions of France and Germany.

£2m in funding available to innovative food and drink businesses in south east England

Growing Kent & Medway has announced its second round of collaborative research and development grants worth £2,000,000 aimed at innovative businesses in the horticultural food and drink supply chain.

Grapevine nutrition: Don’t limit the potential of your grapes

A correct balance between macronutrients and micronutrients is essential to obtain the best results possible from grapevines. A deficiency of any single nutrient is enough to limit grape yield or affect grape quality and the availability of each nutrient needs to be related to the crop requirements. Yara provides the following advice on its website.

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