An industry handbook penned by two leading personalities in the UK wine industry has been published.
The Winegrowers’ Handbook: A Practical Guide to setting up a Vineyard and Winery in the UK, a 192 page paperback, has been penned by two leading authorities: Plumpton College’s Dr Belinda Kemp and wine analyst and winemaker Emma Rice.
The guide is a practical guide about advice, pitfalls, EU law, UK regulations, pesticide law for conventional and organic growth, for a garden vineyard through to a larger commercial one with case studies of UK wineries. Important issues and where to find out information and what a potential vineyard owner in this country needs is included. However the authours have not included information on how to grow grapes or how to make wine. Information for those activities is available elsewhere in published guides.
The guide is available from Amazon.com, WH Smiths & Waterstones online retailers. An Amazon reviewer T C S Wright wrote on the website: “This book guides you through all the practicalities of starting your own vineyard and winery in the UK. Case studies in each chapter are really useful and interesting. From home winemaking to commercial scale business with details about equipment, regulations in the UK, finance, marketing and necessary skills required.”
Available from £6.96 on Amazon.com
Publisher: Posthouse Publishing