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A Vintage Year for Homegrown Wine

After the summer heatwave, Master of Wine Susie Barrie meets winemakers bringing in what could be a watershed harvest for homegrown wine.

After the summer heatwave, Master of Wine Susie Barrie meets winemakers bringing in what could be a watershed harvest for homegrown wine. On a tour of the south of England she visits Peter Hall who's been making wine for 40 years in his isolated Breaky Bottom vineyard in East Sussex. Just down the road we visit sparkling wine makers Nyetimber and Ridgeview, we get a lesson in winemaking from Sarah Midgley at Plumpton College and then to Frazer Thompson of Chapel Down in Kent and Patrick McGrath of Hatch Mansfield in Ascot who helped Champagne Taittinger plant vines in the UK.

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Mon 22 Oct 2018 15:30

Susie Barrie

Susie Barrie
Susie Barrie is a Master of Wine, writer and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme The Wine Detectives and wine expert on programmes such as Saturday Kitchen.
Picture: Susie Barrie with Chapel Down CEO Frazer Thompson.

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