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Chris Foss, founder of Plumpton Wine Division, is to retire

ANNOUNCEMENT from Plumpton College Wine Division via

Chris Foss, founder of Plumpton Wine Division, is to retire . . .
"The work that Chris has led has undoubtedly been one of the drivers behind the success of the English and Welsh wine industry in recent years, with his graduates now employed all over the world." Jeremy Kerswell, Principle, Plumpton College.
Chris Foss, founder and Manager of Plumpton Wine Division, will retire at the end of this academic year after 31 years of service with the college. 
Starting at Plumpton in 1988, with two rows of vines and a few glass demijohns quietly fermenting away in his classroom, Foss has played a key part in the transformation of the English wine industry.
Half-French and Bordeaux-trained, Chris managed the family vineyard in the Entre-Deux-Mers and worked in Sauternes (Chateau d’Yquem) and St Emilion, before becoming Winemaker for the GFA Leclerc vineyard group. Seeking a career in the emerging English wine …

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