Dates for your diary
Published:  09 August, 2007

Aug 18-19 V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Staffordshire (

Aug 24-26 Carling Weekend, Little John's Farm, Reading, Berkshire (

Aug 27 Bank holiday

Sept 4 Benevolent golf day, RAC Epsom, Surrey (

Sept 9 Benevolent triathlon, Keynes Country Park, the Cotswold Water Park (

Sept 10 Boutinot Manchester roadshow tasting, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (

Sept 10 Napa Valley seminar, Waterstone's, Piccadilly, London (;

and Napa Valley tasting, Hilton, Park Lane, London


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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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