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Where to for English Wine Week?

Filed in News, Restaurants, Vineyards by on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Where to for English Wine Week?

Vineyards have been taking root all over the country in recent years, with the vineyard area doubling since 2008 and continuing to grow rapidly. That means that wherever you are in the country, you’ll not be too far away from one. If you’ve not yet visited your local wine producer, English Wine Week (Sat 28th […]

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English Wine in 2016 – my predictions

Filed in News, Restaurants, Vineyards by on January 10, 2016 0 Comments
English Wine in 2016 – my predictions

Well, gosh hasn’t there been a lot in the press about English wine lately? Seems everyone has heard of Taittinger’s acquisition of land in Kent and, as Richard Goring of Wiston Estate said to me the day after the news came out, it’s going to make a lot of people who hadn’t previously taken English […]

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Have you Nominated your Favourite Vineyard yet?

Filed in Musings, News by on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Have you Nominated your Favourite Vineyard yet?

The BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards are seeking nominations for Best Drinks Producer – you’ve got just two weeks or so to get in your nomination; the deadline is Monday 27th January 2014. The judges want to “hear about the people using carefully sourced ingredients and skill to produce an outstanding drink. From producers bringing […]

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English Red Wine on BBC One’s New Tricks

Filed in Musings, News by on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
English Red Wine on BBC One’s New Tricks

Not only was last night’s episode of BBC One’s New Tricks the first to feature Tamzin Outhwaite as the new Head of UCOS, it was also the first we are aware of to mention English wine! The plotline centred around relationships on a London allotment. One of the characters, an Italian gent, made wine from […]

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Scottish gourmet recommends more chorizo and English sparkling wine!

Filed in Musings, News by on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
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

Filed in Musings, News by on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
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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Catalan cooking expert Rachel McCormack recommends English Sparkling Rosé

Filed in News by on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Catalan cooking expert Rachel McCormack recommends English Sparkling Rosé

On Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet today, panellists were asked by audience member Joanna of Wantage “Is it wrong to select your wine first and food second?” There was general agreement that this was perfectly acceptable, with each guest making a suggested wine and food pairing. Catalan cooking expert Rachel McCormack said, “One of the things I’ve […]

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English Oak Wine and Storm Fish Restaurant on ITV’s Harbour Lives

Filed in News, Restaurants, Vineyards by on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
English Oak Wine and Storm Fish Restaurant on ITV’s Harbour Lives

I’ve finally managed to catch up with the recent Harbour Lives television series featuring life around Poole, somewhere I’ve known a little since I was a student and got to know a bit more lately having sheltered there from storms for several days earlier this year. That period where we had 3 days of dreadful winds […]

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New Restaurant “Marianne” to feature English sparkling wines

Filed in News, Restaurants by on June 28, 2013 3 Comments
New Restaurant “Marianne” to feature English sparkling wines

A new restaurant, Marianne, is due to open at 104 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill in September 2013. Marianne Lumb was a finalist in 2009’s Masterchef: The Professionals and is planning a small restaurant with only 14 covers. We read that the menu is to comprise a seasonally changing offering with daily fish, meat and vegetarian […]

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English Sparkling Wine helps profits at Majestic

Filed in News by on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
English Sparkling Wine helps profits at Majestic

Majestic Wine yesterday announced their preliminary results for the 52 weeks ending April 2013. Among the factors contributing to the increase in profits from £23.2 million last year to £23.7 million this year, they cited three new developments – a significant increase in the sales of English sparkling wine, an increase in the number of customers attending tasting […]

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