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Join us for an introduction to English and Welsh wines ahead of English Wine Week 2022.

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WineGB presents an introduction to the Great British success story that is the English and Welsh wine industry. Ahead of the annual English Wine Week, this webinar will give you an idea of where Britain’s vineyards are, what grapes we grow, and the level of growth we’ve experienced as an industry. You will also find out more about sustainability initiatives, the styles of wine that have led to our ascendency in the wine world, where our wines are bought and sold, and the growth in wine tourism. Join us on 16th June to learn about our journey of transformation.

This webinar is open to anyone looking to learn more about English and Welsh wines.


Emma Rice, director and head winemaker, Hattingley Valley

Emma started her career in wine at Oddbins, Domaine Direct and Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book. At the age of 29, Emma decided to study for the BSc in Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College. After graduating, she went to Cuvaison Estate Wines in Napa Valley for the harvest and stayed for two years as oenologist and laboratory manager. She then worked a cool climate vintage at Tamar Ridge in Tasmania before moving back to the UK and becoming Head Winemaker at Hattingley Valley. Emma has won the UK Winemaker of the Year trophy twice and is now on the Wines of Great Britain Management Advisory Committee. One of Emma’s biggest achievements is the development of the young people who work at Hattingley Valley including the introduction of a Winemaking Apprenticeship in conjunction with the Vintners’ Company and WSET. Emma is also on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the Vintners’ Company.


Wendy Outhwaite, co-founder, Ambriel Sparkling

Barrister turned wine producer, Wendy Outhwaite makes Ambriel - a single estate, Traditional Method English Sparkling Wine in West Sussex. She is also a Director of WineGB.


Simon Thorpe MW, CEO, WineGB


This event does not necessarily constitute official WSET course material and should not be used as such.

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