Nov 14, 2019
Following her dream of owning her own vineyard, Sarah Lavery is in charge of Southlands valley vineyards, a 2 hectare plot of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Maunier in the picturesque village of West Chiltington, in West Sussex.
From 2016, her wine maker is Dermot Sugrue and vinification is exclusively...
Oct 7, 2019
From hops to vines!
Listen to my chat with Simon Bladon, the owner of Jenkyn Place Vineyards in Hampshire, telling his story of buying a hop farm and having the foresight to plant a vineyard consisting of the three classic Champagne varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Maunier.
Simon is now producing world class...
Sep 20, 2019
Listen to my Chat with Dermot, telling me what inspired him to explore wine aged 15. His wine journey that led him from Ireland to East Anglia, through Bordeaux to Champagne and to West Sussex. How good is English Sparkling Wine and what the future might hold.
It was a fascinating and full of good humour chat....
Aug 30, 2019
Listen to one of Greece's most influential winemakers, talking about his childhood, his inspirations and the achievements and career highlights he is most proud of.
Jul 26, 2019
A chat with one of Greece's wine-making rising stars, Chloi Chatzivariti of Chatzivariti winery, in Goumenissa, Northern Greece.