Archive for June, 2014

English Wine at Restaurants – how about BYO?

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English Wine at Restaurants – how about BYO?

We’ve visited a few bars and restaurants that make a point of serving English wine and been delighted with the quality of food we’ve found at places like The Shed, Greenberry Café and Foreman’s in London. Apart from these few exceptions, there are relatively few restaurants with UK wines and even when you do find one, it’s mainly the big […]

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Five Steps to Enjoying your Very Own English Sparkling Wine

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Five Steps to Enjoying your Very Own English Sparkling Wine

Is sipping a glass of English sparkling wine overlooking your own vineyard an impossible dream? Not to Bruce and Sybilla Tindale at High Clandon. They planted their vines in 2004, harvested in 2007 and enjoyed the first vintage of their very own fizz two years ago. So, how did they do it? Well, it seems to […]

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Kent – The Vineyard of England

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Kent – The Vineyard of England

Kent has long been known as the Garden of England, but with a growing number of successful vineyards in the county, the Vineyard of England might soon be a more apt description. The oldest vineyard in Kent is Biddenden, deep in the countryside about 4 miles from Tenterden. Originally planted in 1969 on a third […]

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Being a little part of Albury Vineyard

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Being a little part of Albury Vineyard

I’ve been to Albury Vineyard a few times now, it’s quite local and I’ve joined their Wine Club, which means you get to know the place a little better. The annual open day and new vintage launch arrived on the first day of English Wine Week with grey skies and heavy showers. By the time […]

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