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Government launches £1.5m Future Winemakers’ Scheme to boost UK wine industry

Published:  19 April, 2024

The British government has unveiled a new initiative, the Future Winemakers’ Scheme, aimed at bolstering training opportunities within the domestic wine industry. The scheme is designed to ensure the availability of a skilled workforce to support the burgeoning British wine sector.


Be Inclusive Hospitality launches winemaking programme with Plumpton College

Published:  03 April, 2024

Be Inclusive Hospitality has launched a winemaking programme with Plumpton College for hospitality professionals who identify as Black, Asian or ethnic minority.


Plumpton College Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Published:  17 November, 2023

Plumpton College has been awarded the highest National Honour in education, a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work in wine education and wider impact on the English and Welsh wine sector.


Plumpton College appoints Sam Linter as wine director

Published:  01 September, 2023

Plumpton College, the UK’s centre of excellence in wine education, training, and research, has announced the appointment of Sam Linter as its new wine director.


Nyetimber hosts winemaking days for WSET and Plumpton students

Published:  27 July, 2022

Nyetimber, the English sparkling winemaker, recently hosted its first educational days at its West Sussex estate for students at Plumpton College and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).


Plumpton College responds to Covid with re-training programme

Published:  17 August, 2020

Plumpton College is set to launch a new re-training programme in response to Covid-19 and Brexit.


Plumpton College to host first UK Wine Sensory Symposium

Published:  11 March, 2020

Plumpton College has announced it is set to host the first UK Wine Sensory Symposium on 20 April at Denbies Wine Estate.


Plumpton reveals Dr Greg Dunn to take over when Chris Foss retires

Published:  07 June, 2019

Plumpton College has announced that Dr Greg Dunn, currently programme manager for its MSc in Viticulture & Oenologye, will take over as curriculum manager for the wine division when Chris Foss retires later this month.


Plumpton: A new wine epicentre

Published:  16 May, 2019

As the founder of Plumpton College’s wine division prepares to depart for pastures new, Jo Gilbert finds out what the future holds for this rapidly evolving institution.


Plumpton College announces Chris Foss’ retirement

Published:  13 March, 2019

Plumpton College has announced that Chris Foss, founder and manager of its wine division, is to retire this June after 31 years at the helm.


Naked Wines awards Plumpton student £9,000 bursary

Published:  16 January, 2019

Naked Wines has announced it will award a Plumpton College wine student a £9,000 bursary as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.


Plumpton College records largest cohort of wine students to date

Published:  04 December, 2018

Plumpton College has recorded the largest student intake for its wine courses since the education centre was launched 30 years ago.


Plumpton reveals speaker line up for next Wine Talks series

Published:  17 October, 2018

Plumpton College has announced the line up for its next Wine Talks series including John Seccombe, Brad Greatrix, Charles Metcalfe and Professor Tom Gilbert.


Plumpton College creates wine brand manager position

Published:  23 August, 2018

Plumpton College has appointed Danielle Whitehead to the role of wine brand manager - a newly created position.