Bidding farewell to the year of drinking domestic

It is nearly over. Victor Keegan is a former Guardian journalist who, twelve months ago, set himself a target. A year later, did he make it?   My 2013 new year’s resolution to buy only UK wines took me on a fascinating journey sampling wines from Cornwall to Yorkshire and also visiting dozens of vineyards. Virtually


Launched today – ukvine: campaign The seat of national power at the Palace of Westminster could serve as a national and international platform for English and Welsh vineyards. Lawmakers and visitors could sample the best this island has to offer at the seat of power. But they can’t: in the 2012/13 financial year, only Denbies’ Flint Valley was

Wineskills celebrates its first birthday

A year after it was launched, the series of Wineskills training courses at Plumpton College is close to reaching its 1,000th trainee and is well on target to deliver 178 courses to 1,344 trainees by March, 2012, as stated in the project proposal. Wineskills, an initiative managed by the college, organises workshops, masterclasses and mentoring