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Published:  06 April, 2007

April 8 Easter Sunday

April 17 English Wine Producers Trade & Press Tasting, BAFTA, London.


April 17 Thorman Hunt Spring Trade Tasting, Merchant Taylors' Hall, London. Contact

April 18 Italy's Alto Adige Wine Tasting, The Music Room, London. Contact or

April 18 IWA Of Portugal Tasting, Portal Restaurant, London. Contact

April 19 English Wine Producers Manchester Trade & Press Tasting, Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester. Contact

April 23 St George's Day

April 24 Tutored Tasting Of Fine New Zealand Wines, Hesperia Hotel, London. Contact bensonwines@connecting

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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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