Stephen tours seven Kentish winemakers in a day and looks at the region’s approach to wine tourism.
A former schoolteacher, with a doctorate in Musicology, Stephen first learnt about wine in Bruges, when there ostensibly to discover Belgian beer. His fellow traveller taught him about the principal grape varieties and he’s not looked back since. WSET Level 3 (with Merit) qualified, Stephen is passionate about English wine with an evangelical zeal to spread the word and a real belief in its world-class potential.
Stephen talks to Peter Self of Whitehall Vineyard and tastes through a trio of delicious still Wiltshire wines.
Stephen talks to Mark Darley of All Angels in West Berkshire about sparkling wine, expansion, and alpaca.
We caught up with husband-and-wife team Nico Centonze and Natalia Pezzone to talk about the evolution of Stanlake Park and their newly released wines.
Stephen travelled back to Norfolk to visit Chet Valley Vineyard and meet owner/winemaker John Hemmant to talk birds and wine.
Stephen catches up with Henry Laithwaite pre-harvest to talk rain, family and sparkling wine.
Stephen heads back to Norfolk to visit Winbirri Vineyard and talk with owner and winemaker Lee Dyer.
For the latest in our series on Urban wineries, Stephen headed to Bethnal Green to visit Renegade London Wine.
The latest article from Stephen saw him visit the South Downs to take in the views and sample the fine sparkling wines of Upperton.
Stephen meets with Tim Chafor for a thorough tasting of Chafor wines and pizza!
Stephen visits Humbleyard in Norfolk to discover a unique range of still and sparkling wines.
Stephen heads over to Norfolk to visit Ben & Hannah Witchell and try the vintage 2017 from Flint Vineyard.
Stephen joins English winemakers at the inaugural English Wine harvest supper at The Gallivant.
New GBW writer Stephen Groves takes a trip to Tinwood Estate to help out with Harvest 2017.