Wine 19 October 2017 Press Release

Campden BRI to help lead research into English wines

Campden BRI will help lead research into UK wines following the appointment of Geoff Taylor, Campden BRI’s wines and spirits expert, as chair of the UK Wine Producers research and development group. The group will encourage, assist and support research projects to improve quality, yield, consistency and sustainability within the wine industry.

Geoff commented on his appointment, "I’m honoured to be appointed as head of the research and development group. UK wines have evolved enormously both technically and analytically since I started working with the wine industry over thirty years ago. I look forward to helping UK wines to take further steps forward by ensuring that the technical and sensory aspects of research are developed to their full potential."

UK Wine Producer Ltd was formed in September, bringing together the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers after both organisations voted to merge in July. The new organisation will promote, represent and support all UK wine producers and vineyards, irrespective of their size.

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