WineGB Winemaking Conference 2021

29 November 2021

Denbies Wine Estate


Photo credit: Lyme Bay / Matt Austin.

Wines of Great Britain and the WineGB Winemaking Working Group are proud to present the WineGB Winemaking Conference 2021. With a range of speakers with top-level knowledge and experience from across the industry it will be a day not to miss.

This will be WineGB’s first in-person conference since the start of the pandemic, and we are thrilled to welcome you back. This conference is aimed at the winemaking community; those currently working as winemakers, those studying winemaking and those with an interest in it. Join us on 29 November at the beautiful Denbies Wine Estate for a full day of talks and tastings on key subjects including climate change, protein & tartrate stability, FTIR analysis and sustainability. Tasting topics include a focus on UK canned wine, and a comparison of blanc de blancs sparkling with still white wines from the UK. Early bird prices and a special student rate are available.

Programme for the day:

9:00 am Welcome, Registration, Coffee
9:20 am Protein & Tartrate Stability Geoff Taylor (Industry Consultant)
Jennifer Lincoln (Enartis)
Sarah Midgley (Plumpton College)
11:15 am Coffee
11:30 am Sustainability Ian Behling (Ricardo) on sustainable waste management
Duncan McNeill (McNeill Vineyard Management) on PIWI vines
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Climate Change Alistair Nesbitt (Vinescapes)
Steve Dorling (University of East Anglia)
2:15 pm FTIR Analysis vs Wet Chemistry Geoff Taylor (Industry Consultant)
Rachel Rees (Campden BRI)
Alison Evans (Encirc)
Henry Powles (Encirc)
3:30 pm (1) Tasting: UK Blanc de Blancs vs Still White Simon Thorpe MW
3:30 pm (2) Tasting: UK Canned Wine Jennifer Lincoln (Enartis)
James Elliot (Greencroft Bottling)
5:00 pm Close

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