It was a chance to do something different away from the Vineyard and annual making of wine, when Duncan had bought his Brother & Father a Christmas present to spend a Day as a Brewer, with Amber Valley Wines good friends and food festival event cohorts Derventio Brewery. So he decided to join them on the Saturday at the Brew Shed in Darley Abbey. Read More
A historic moment took place in Kent yesterday when Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger planted his family’s first vines at the new Domaine Evremond vineyard in Chilham.
The Champagne house first announced plans to venture into English sparkling wine in autumn 2015 in a joint venutre with distributors Hatch Mansfield, and announced the launch of Domaine Evremond that December. Read More
What a worrying week in the life of UK Vineyards, or so we thought, it appears that the tragedy of a late frost has hit most of the famous wine regions of France, Spain & Germany too.
It is one of the nightmares you look out for as a vineyard owner. The wonderful mild weather we had been enjoying for a few weeks, convincing all plants & trees including our vines that Spring was well & truly in full swing, so they started to wake up and buds started bursting a great sight and everyone is looking forward to, and being optimistic for, a good growing season ready for next years wine. Read More
As the stocks of our 2015 vintage start to run thin – this rare and sublime English Wine from Derbyshire has just had 2 bottles made even rarer.
Apparently, somewhere in the world there are two bottles of this already rare product made rarer still having been signed by Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP. Read More
En primeur also known as “wine futures” or as we like to call ours Pre-Sale is the process for consumers to purchase wines early while the vintage is still being finished in barrel, prior to bottling. Read More