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See our Covid-19 Information page for information and links classified by subject area with a simple indexing system to help you find what you need.

The survey is open to all producers, whether or not members of WineGB. It is really important that producers complete this: it should take no more than 10 minutes and has been designed to be easy to complete. The survey will form the basis of a report by the University of Edinburgh and will help us to approach Government and others armed with hard facts. So if you want your views taken into account please complete the survey NOW!!

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Message from the Chairman

In these challenging times we will be doing our best to identify issues which we think will be relevant to you and provide guidance. However, please note that details for many things are sometimes pretty scanty so we may not be able to provide a complete answer.

Please let us know of any relevant experience you have e.g. if you have difficulty accessing some of the Government’s assistance schemes. If you do not want to raise questions in a public forum, please feel free to email me or any other member of the team. Please also note that we expect government guidance to change over time so it is important that you keep up to date with the current situation.

I also want to assure members that business at WineGB is continuing as normal as far as possible although obviously many of our events have had to be postponed or cancelled. Our 'Project Portfolio' is available and regularly updated on the website. Please click here for the WineGB Project Portfolio.

This information is in the public area of our web site so it will be available to non-members as well. Not our usual standpoint as you know but these are exceptional times and I think it is the right thing to do.

With best wishes to you all,
Simon Robinson
Chairman

Recent News Bulletins

29-05-2020

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  • #EnglishWineNight TONIGHT - WineGB West
  • WineGB Awards - Survey
  • WineGB marketing and viticulture webinars
  • Seasonal Vineyard and Winery photos - we need your help!
  • English Wine Week 2020

28-05-2020

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  • Border restrictions for UK and France
  • The Wonderful World of Weeds: and how to control them!
  • Working Safely Guidance Consultation - Pubs, Bars and Restaurants
  • Sick pay claim for employees self-isolating
  • WineGB Awards: survey request
  • Work out 80% of your employees' wages to claim through the CJRS
  • #EnglishWineNight
  • Read it in the Grape Press!
  • Marketing webinars

26-05-2020

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  • Best practices to avoid spread of COVID-19 for seasonal workers in vineyards and wineries
  • Sick pay rebate scheme
  • Viticulture webinars
  • Read it in the Grape Press!
  • English Wine Week 20-28 June
  • Marketing webinars

22-05-2020

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  • #EnglishWineNight TONIGHT - East Anglia
  • WineGB marketing and viticulture webinars
  • English Wine Week 2020
  • Drinks Trust increases wellness services to tackle Covid-19 needs and beyond
  • Week in the press

20-05-2020

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  • Proposed Import tariffs
  • WineGB APPG
  • The Grape Press Annual Review
  • WineGB Marketing webinar, 21 May 6pm, Direct Sales to the Consumer
  • #EnglishWineNight - this week is East Anglia
  • WineGB Annual General Meeting Webinar 27 May 2020, 11am
  • Government updates
  • Climate resilience research survey

15-05-2020

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  • #EnglishWineNight - South East focus
  • WineGB marketing webinars update
  • Webinar on Frost: what to do next
  • Virtual cellar door options offered by Viti-Culture 2020
  • Grape Press now online!
  • Week in the press and other stories

Wines of Great Britain Sector Update 22/04

To read the latest sector update from the Chairman, Simon Robinson, please click here.

Covid-19 WineGB Survey – Urgent and Important

Survey of producers’ experiences and concerns as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

It is really important that producers complete this: it should take no more than 10 minutes and has been designed to be easy to complete.

How to contact us

The WineGB office is now closed and the team are working from home. Please send an email to office@winegb.co.uk and someone will get back to you. Julia Trustram Eve and Jo Cowderoy are available during office hours on their mobile numbers. The team are endeavouring to provide the normal level of service but please be patient and considerate if we are a little slow to respond.

Where possible please use email to contact us.

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