Emma Rice got into the wine business the hard way. She started out working in a pub, then did a spell at Oddbins before completing a self-funded BSc in Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College. Since 2008, she’s been the award-winning winemaker at Hattingley Valley in Hampshire, overseeing a string of brilliant bubblies. Listen to us talk about England’s different terroirs, what advice she’d give someone setting up a winery and what the future holds for the British wine industry.
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