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Which UK vineyards produce Vegan wines?

The reason that all wines are not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly has to do with how the wine is clarified and a process called ‘fining’. All young wines are hazy and contain tiny molecules such as proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics. These are all natural, and in no way harmful. However, we wine-drinkers like our wines to be clear and bright.

Most wines, if left long enough, will self-stabilize and self-fine. However, traditionally producers have used a variety of aids called ‘fining agents’ to help the process along.


Friday, July 19, 2019 - 22:00

Vineyards in the EU - statistics

Vineyards in the EU - statistics

In 2015, vines were grown on 3.2 million hectares in the EU, representing around 45 % of the world’s total area under vines.

The total area under vines in the EU was 3.2 million ha in 2015, representing 1.8 % of the total utilised agricultural area.

Spain, France and Italy were the main wine-growers in the EU in 2015, with close to three quarters of the total EU area under vines (74.1 %) and two fifths of the holdings (39.2 %).


Data extracted in October 2017

Planned up date: March 2022

(collection of data done every five years)



Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 09:45

DNA reveals history of vintage wine

The French were probably sipping wine made from an identical grape to one used today back in medieval times.

DNA from ancient grape seeds shows the grapevine behind a local vintage has been cultivated continuously for 900 years.

Ancient grapes found at archaeological sites also reveal what the Romans grew in their vineyards 2,000 years ago.

They may have made wines closely related to Pinot Noir and Syrah, according to scientists.


Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 08:30

Aberdeenshire Polytunnel Wine Test

The main interest here is growing table grapes, but there are also wine varieties. In 2018, a test was done using the Russian red hybrid, Golubok, and the French-American red hybrid, DeChaunac (Seibel 9549), which were planted in the polytunnel in 2015. No chemical sprays were used on the vines, and no sugar or any preservatives/additives were used during winemaking. The growing season began approximately two weeks late, on account of unusually cold weather in March. Budburst was on the 27th of April for Golubok and the 1st of May for DeChaunac, budburst dates more typical for outdoor


Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 14:00

GBVG Statistiics 2018

MonthUnique visitorsNumber of visitsPagesHitsBandwidth
Jan 20182,5185,54622,085189,4262.87 GB
Feb 20182,7545,56318,019185,6342.70 GB
Mar 20182,7936,44230,812293,2073.47 GB
Apr 20183,7417,28929,176245,3523.84 GB
May 20184,7298,38529,988343,4085.34 GB
Jun 20184,5487,40919,843326,0583.88 GB
Jul 20185,4078,33022,567329,0494.82 GB
Aug 20185,4118,96834,982382,2645.71 GB
Sep 20185,1417,65431,256360,3075.35 GB
Oct 20185,3816,93925,826348,9185.05 GB
Nov 20185,0416,43423,927318,9224.67 GB
Dec 20185,1806,99525,720303,2734.47 GB
Total52,64485,954314,2013,625,81852.17 GB


Monday, January 7, 2019 - 17:00


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