Useful Links

Organising bodies

  • The UK Vineyards Association (UKVA) – the recognised industry body for the UK Wine industry:
  • English Wine Producers – the marketing association of the English Wine Industry:
  • The Institute of Masters of Wine: promoting professional excellence and knowledge of the art, science and business of wine:
  • Plumpton College: land-based college – and Britain’s centre of excellence in wine education, training and research:
  • The Wine and Spirit Trade Association – the voice of the UK wine and spirit industry, representing over 340 companies producing, importing and selling wines and spirits:


  • Laithwaite’s Wine – online wine retailers and Large Independent Wine Merchant of the Year with an award-winning wine range:
  • Lallemand – privately owned Canadian company specialising in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria:
  • TUBEX – the no.1 brand of shelters that protect and enhance growth of young plants:
  • Institut Oenologique de Champagne – producer and distributor of oenological products for wine making and provides consulting services for harvest:
  • Sparflex – one of the world’s leading drinks packaging companies, specializing in providing closures for spirits, still and sparkling wines for over 30 years:
  • Hush Heath Estate – a premium English Quality Wine and cider producer based in Kent, South East England:
  • Hattingley Valley – Hattingley Valley’s vineyards now comprise 85 acres of vines planted predominantly with the classic champagne varieties: chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meaner:
  • Ridgeview – a family company, established in 1994 on the South Downs of Sussex in England, producing sparkling wine from traditional Champagne varieties and methods:
  • Rathfinny – dedicated to producing some of the finest sparkling wine from a perfect site in East Sussex:
  • Amphora Design – the only specialist design consultancy working specifically with the wine trade:
  • Gusbourne – England’s most prestigious boutique wine producer:

Partner organisations

  • Groupe International d’Experts en Systemes Vitivinicoles pour la CoOpération – an international group of experts dealing with viticulture, whose principal concerns are grapevine ecophysiology and sustainable viticulture:
  • Wine Tasmania – the hosts of the 8th ICCS in 2012, this is the body representing Tasmanian vine growers and wine makers from both a production and marketing view point: