Archive for August, 2013

English Wines at Tate Galleries

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English Wines at Tate Galleries

A recent lunch at Tate Britain had me thinking about English wine, so I got in touch with Tate’s sommelier Hamish Anderson, who kindly agreed to be interviewed for English Wine Lovers. I asked if he thought it important that Tate Britain, in particular, should serve English wines. He agreed that “It is hugely important to serve […]

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“Nutty” Sparkling Wine and Broad Bean Hummus – perfect for a summer party

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“Nutty” Sparkling Wine and Broad Bean Hummus – perfect for a summer party

Sometimes vineyard visits start with a lot of research. On other occasions, I’m going to be in a particular area, pick a local vineyard and make my own first impressions. So it was with Nutbourne Vineyards. I had to go to Sussex and picked Nutbourne mainly for its position near Pulborough, but also as a vineyard with lots of still […]

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Scottish gourmet recommends more chorizo and English sparkling wine!

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Scottish gourmet recommends more chorizo and English sparkling wine!

EnglishWineLovers caught up with Rachel McCormack after her appearance on Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet, where she recommended pairing English sparkling rosé with suquet, a traditional Catalan fish stew. Our research turned up an article in the Evening Standard from January of this year, in which Rachel described how “Hispanophiles are floating on a wave of chorizo induced joy” at the […]

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Nice weather for English Wine, but our hearts go out to Champagne

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Nice weather for English Wine, but our hearts go out to Champagne

The recent prolonged period of sunshine has provided very nice weather for English wine grapes during their bud burst and fruit set, the critical periods. My father (who has been enjoying following the blog and other English wine news – thank you, Papa!) asked whether the vines were not suffering from shortage of water in all […]

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