News from the Vineyards
And now for an amusing little wine with a slightly liquorish nose..
What did the taste of wine remind you of- flint, fish,fat, farmyard? All the are terms used by wine tasters. But do they have any basis in reality?
Some thoughts on Minerality in wines
Mike Roberts MBE- a quality sparkling wine pioneer
It with great sadness that the English wine industry heard of the death of Mike Roberts in November, 2014. Mike set up Ridgeview vineyard in 1995 after a career in the computer industry. His aim, like that of Stuart Moss at nearby Nyetimber, was to produce an outstanding English Sparkling wine. Both succeeded and for the last 20 years, their wines have been the benchmarks by which the other sparkling producers' products have been judged. A wise, kind man, and above all, an example to all who strive for excellence.Everyone in the industry and who came to meet him will greatly miss him.
Yorkshire Heart puts Heart into Yorkshire
A relative newcomer- YORKSHIRE HEART beat off stiff competition from all the better known northern competitors to land the MERCIAN VINEYARDS ASSOCIATION top trophies in the 2014 competition. See their vineyard page for full details
Gold Award and Trophy for Lincolnshire
Click to see the GOLD MEDALS for 2014
Croeso I Cymru
Wales now has its own vineyards association currently led by Richard Morris of Ancre Hills in Monmouth, from whom information can be obtained.Log into their web site. They also have touring leaflets that can be printed off.
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