Vineyards are not conjured out of fresh air and for those who fancy establishing or taking on an English or Welsh vineyard then there can be no better investment at the start than this handbook. Written by two industry stalwarts, Dr Belinda Kemp and Emma Rice, this book neatly brings to mind a slightly reworked aphorism: cometh the hour, cometh the book.
The writers take the would-be viticulturist through all the essential stages of establishing a commercial vineyard, spelling out the timeframe for would-be growers. How many will know that it can take at least three years to produce a crop from first planting: this is a period when no income will be coming in, just outgoings.
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Win a copy of The Winegrowers’ Handbook
ukvine has teamed up with the publisher of The Winegrowers’ Handbook, Posthouse Publishing, to offer a copy of the book as a fabulous prize in our latest competition. The free-to-enter competition is the third occasion that ukvine has presented its readers with a fantastic wine book of relevance to the English wine industry. Read our full review of the book here.
To enter the competition, just answer the following question: what is Sabrage?
A: a technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a sabre
B: a sabre-tooth tiger cub
C: a riot in a vineyard
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Saturday, September 8.
There is only one copy to be won. No monetary alternative is available. No correspondence will be entered into.