Dates for your diary

08 August, 2008

Aug 8-25 Wine in the City,

Edinburgh Wine School (0131 4774 565/

Aug 8-9 Last two days of the Great British Beer Festival 2008, Earl's Court, London (

Aug 9 Berry Bros & Rudd One-Day Introductory Wine School,

Pickering & Napoleon Cellars, St James' Street

SW1 (0207 396 9685/

Aug 13 Discover the Wines of Australia, Newcastle Wine School

NE2 2DQ (0191 281 8045/

Aug 16-17 Summer Tasting, House of Menzies, Aberfeldy, Pertshire PH1 52JD (01887 829666/

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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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