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7.00pm - GRAPE VINE EVENTS SOCIAL WINE TASTING with Justin Howard-Sneyd, MW

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Featuring wines from English and Welsh wine producers including: Far Acre Vineyard's Sparkling Rosé, Coolhurst Vineyard's Lady Elizabeth 2016, All Angels Vineyard's Classic Cuvée 2014, Plumpton College's Bacchus 2016, Oatley Vineyard's Leonora's 2017, Stanlake Park's King's Fumé 2015 and White Castle Vineyard's Pinot Noir Reserve 2017.

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Justin Howard-Sneyd, MW​

Justin and his fellow guests will be tasting and discussing the wines of the evening with the vineyard producers about their wines and the UK wine industry in general.

Guests include: Richard Bampfield MW, Stephen Skelton MW, Matt Strugnell - Ridgeview Vineyard, George Ashby - NFU Mutual, Giz Gaskin - Yara, Heather Bonner - Yara, John Keyte - Yara, Mike Dyer - Kreston Reeves, Matthew Berryman - CLM, Michael Dominguez - Wine Cartel, USA. Vineyard Guests: Far Acre - Alex Creasy, Coolhurst - Charlie Scrase-Dickens, All Angels - Mark Darley, Oatley - Jane Awty, Plumpton - Rachel Davey, Stanlake - Natalia Pezzone, White Castle - Robb Merchant. Grapevine Events Team: Hugh Goldsworthy, Jonathan West, Karen Wheeler & Lynsey Denness

To ask a question please click on "POST REPLY" BELOW - Everyone would love to hear your thoughts!
 
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Apologies for the record button being on at the beginning! #mybad Lynsey
 
Jane, not sure if you are watching but I am enjoying another glass of the Leonora's and now understand that it is bone dry. Very impressed - I am not sure that England could have produced a dry white with this sort of middle palate 15 years ago. Partly due to climate change perhaps but mainly due to improved winemaking skills......
 

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Jane, not sure if you are watching but I am enjoying another glass of the Leonora's and now understand that it is bone dry. Very impressed - I am not sure that England could have produced a dry white with this sort of middle palate 15 years ago. Partly due to climate change perhaps but mainly due to improved winemaking skills......
Thank you Richard! I agree it has some sweetness but it is actually < 1g/l sugar. Our original Kernling got a bronze in the IWC in 1991 so its been doing well for us for a long time. But its tricky to grow and Think that's the main reason its not much grown -but the warmer summers are helping and we are now aiming to bottle age this wine for longer. We have all the 2018 still in the store and won't be releasing it for a while.
 
Thank you Richard! I agree it has some sweetness but it is actually < 1g/l sugar. Our original Kernling got a bronze in the IWC in 1991 so its been doing well for us for a long time. But its tricky to grow and Think that's the main reason its not much grown -but the warmer summers are helping and we are now aiming to bottle age this wine for longer. We have all the 2018 still in the store and won't be releasing it for a while.
Sounds a good call to me. Will be fascinating to hear (and hopefully taste!) how it develops.
 
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