On November 23rd we were pleased to host Sible Hedingham Co-op’s Christmas tasting event for Locally Sourced Products. About 60 people passed through the Wine Centre that afternoon to taste a wide selection of products produced in East Anglia, all of which were delicious. Thanks to Lynn Warner and her team for organising the event and to the Sible Hedingham store staff for hosting their local clients at Toppesfield Vineyard.

We were delighted to be asked by the East of England Co-op to host a wine tasting event at the Framlingham Sausage Fest on October 13th. Peter and I gave a talk on growing grapes in East Anglia and our good friend Alison Curwood gave a presentation on English wines (including Toppesfield Bacchus and Rosé) and a range of Fairtrade wines supplied by the Co-op, the world’s largest Fairtrade wine retailer.  

On 30th August we were invited by James Max to do a wine tasting and interview at 5.30 am (!) on his Business Breakfast show at the News Building, next to the Shard. James is such a great interviewer that he puts you at ease very quickly, even if it did feel rather strange to be drinking wine from plastic mugs at that unearthly hour of the morning…