Thursday, 28 January 2016

La Grande Maison Supporting UK Wine Research

The Sponsors Board at the UK Wine Research Centre featuring La Grande Maison
Sue and Micaela at La Grande Maison are pleased to support the UK Wine Research Centre at Plumpton Agricultural College (University of Brighton). "The donations make a tremendous difference," says Chris Foss. "They allow us to go beyond teaching into proper research, which is fundamental for a university."

Sue attended the opening of the new centre by The Duchess of Cornwall in 2014

Photo: Sue Hunt ©

Speaking about Chris Foss Head of the Wine Department, Sue said "he is the inspiration and driving force for all the wine courses, as well as the brand new winery and now the UK Wine Research Centre. His quiet passion and obvious immense knowledge of wine is infectious and is caught by staff and students alike. But Plumpton College is more than Chris and his team, it has a beautiful setting tucked beneath the Sussex South Downs, surrounded by fields of sheep, cattle and some vines; the pace and place is peaceful, the learning is intense.

The balance of practical and theory gave me the knowledge and experience to know that I could walk into almost any winery, vineyard or tasting event in the world and perform confidently and competently. Wine is an ever expanding subject and I am privileged to have had such a good grounding."
Chris Foss - Head of the Wine Department and regular visitor to La Grande Maison
Our business based at La Grande Maison is going from strength to strength and over the  years we have set up exclusive links with companies based in the Rhone and Burgundy and extended the range of Loire wine tours we have on offer.

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