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ProWein to welcome largest ever presence of UK wine producers

The WineGB stand at the global wine and spirit exhibition event ProWein will be lining up nine English wine brands as the industry aspires to grow its export markets.

Supporting a holistic approach and ensuring responsible recruitment

Fruit & Vine spoke with Tom Bunting, owner of vineyard management company TBVM, to find out more about his business ethos.

Electric secateurs help reduce the risk of grapevine trunk disease

There are very few vineyards in the world that have only ever been pruned by just one person, but Annie Lindo has been proudly pruning her own 5,000 vines in Annie’s Vineyard on the Camel Valley estate in Cornwall since 1989.

New Great Taste bursary launched for small food & drink producers

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Great Taste, the Guild of Fine Food is offering 50 emerging micro producers a one-time free entry into the world’s most trusted taste accreditation scheme.

The latest tech in the fight against frost risk

While frost control across the pond can involve significant investments, with huge commercial vineyards even employing helicopters to force warmer air downwards, here in the UK this just can’t be justified. So, what are your options?

Grapes: Exploring varieties for still and sparkling wines

The UK viticulture sector has changed considerably in the last 30 years in terms of landscape, climate and wine styles and the future presents further opportunities. Joel Jorgensen, viticulture director at Vinescapes, looks at three grape varieties; Pinot Gris, Meunier and Gamay, whose plantings are on the increase

Britain could become a major Chardonnay producer by 2050

Over one-fifth of the UK may have suitable weather by mid-Century to grow Chardonnay grapes for still wines, according to a recent research study.

Cotswold Hills becomes first UK vineyard to trial eco-flat wine bottles

The Royal Agricultural University’s award-winning wine and social enterprise, Cotswold Hills, is set to become the UK’s first vineyard to sell wine in Packamama’s eco-friendly flat wine bottles.

Vineyard trellis is key to success

The trellis system is one of the key factors influencing the success of a vineyard, after the suitability of the site, and selection of appropriate varieties, clones, and rootstocks. With trellis costs representing around 50% of the budget, Alistair Nesbitt from Vinescapes Ltd explains how to get it right

Winter vineyard priorities

Late autumn into winter is an ideal time to prepare vineyards for the coming season. Fruit & Vine asked Hutchinsons agronomists Rob Saunders and Chris Cooper to give their priorities during this period

Practical workshop series launched for beginner vine growers

The vineyard and winery consultancy company Vinescapes has launched a new series of one-day practical workshops for beginner vine growers who are looking to develop their skills in a small group setting.

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.

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