Wine

Time to rethink how you order your drinks

By Laurence Hamdan, SRA Sustainability Consultant The environmental impact of wine is huge. From the land use and CO2 released during fermentation to the transportation and storage, there is a cost. And on such a vast scale – approx. 7.3 million hectares globally (OIC, 2020) – the impact adds up. Wine has been around for …

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Following the feast with a famine provides food for thought

By Pete Hemingway, SRA Project Assistant Dry January, Veganuary, Decaffanuary, as many trendy “anuary’s” as you can shake a stick at. It’s that time of the year when I take a long hard look at myself and struggle to see my feet, the turkey, stuffing and roast parsnips of Christmas Day transforming me in no …

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Nutbourne vineyard – a world away from city limits

You’d be forgiven for thinking the hospitality business is fickle and precarious. You’d be right, of course. And Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress to anyone who relies on sourcing and serving fresh produce. But that all pales into insignificance when you look closely at the incredibly risky nature of wine making – especially …

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Spring into action with English Wine Week

By Julia Trustram-Eve, English Wine Producers The month of May spells a time of anticipation, with the promise of the summer ahead, plenty of the best produce available to enjoy and a general feel of all things good.  The celebratory feel in this month is now well and truly extended to English wine, now commanding …

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