Archive for October, 2013

Glass of English wine and a good book, anyone?

Filed in Musings by on October 27, 2013 6 Comments
Glass of English wine and a good book, anyone?

So, the howling gales are approaching, there are still a few grapes to come in from the harvest (and do check our dedicated Pinterest board if you’re available to volunteer), but how are we English Wine Lovers going to amuse ourselves over the long evenings? Well, for those times when you are not enjoying a […]

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Phenomenal food and delicious English wine in Notting Hill

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards by on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
Phenomenal food and delicious English wine in Notting Hill

Arriving home late at night after a lovely evening out, I confess that reaching for the dictionary is not normally the first thing I do. However, as we left The Shed in Notting Hill, Sarah and I were just buzzing with excitement about everything and I think she was the one who described the food as […]

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If you’ve never seen a violinist tread grapes, you’ve missed out!

Filed in Vineyards by on October 13, 2013
If you’ve never seen a violinist tread grapes, you’ve missed out!

Well, after committing to at least day’s grape picking in the 2013 harvest, today was the day! I’ve been keeping an eye on quite a number of vineyards looking for volunteers and the combination of informative updates on their website and the promise of a hog roast and treading grapes was enough to tempt me […]

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Who needs a ploughman’s when you can have a vigneron’s?

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards by on October 12, 2013 0 Comments
Who needs a ploughman’s when you can have a vigneron’s?

While stuck in traffic on the way to a business meeting last week, I looked to my right and thought  “those are vines over there”. I checked them out after the meeting to find that they belong to Highdown Vineyard (West Sussex). There was a nice clear sign mentioning a winery shop, tea room and […]

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