In an area famed for its blue cheese and meat pies, Hanwell Wine Estate is looking to add something else to a list of local products – English sparkling wine. In the delightfully named village of Hickling Pastures in south Nottinghamshire, Will and Helenka Brown’s 8 acre vineyard lies near the Leicestershire border. It’s less […]
Archive for April, 2013
If I hadn’t been the only person in the room, I’d have exclaimed aloud “Did I really see that?” Graham Norton was introducing Pedro Almodóvar and making humorous visual comparisons on how much more stylish the Spanish are than the Brits. I’ve no problem with a bit of self-deprecating humour, but
As I walked quietly to the postbox this afternoon, I felt the glorious feeling of the sun on my back and thought of all the English vines that would be enjoying it too. It’s been so long, but the sun is just so casual about it. Made me think of a long lost friend
I had a bit of time to spare at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 departures and thought I would have a look at their glossy wine and champagne section in Duty Free and see how much English wine I could find. Wouldn’t you think that would be a great place to have some English wines?