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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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The Marquis at Alkham and other UK Vineyards with Accommodation

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The Marquis at Alkham and other UK Vineyards with Accommodation

Having carefully collated which UK vineyards offer accommodation, I have long wanted to visit each and everyone one of them. Like most people, though, I have a day job and other calls on my time and money, so I always have half an eye on our map of vineyards to see if I can fit any into everyday life. When […]

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English Wine in 2016 – my predictions

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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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It’s Down to the Chalk at Terlingham

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards, Wines Tasted by on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Down to the Chalk at Terlingham

Overlooking the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone, cut into the steep slope of Cheriton Hill, is the Folkestone White Horse chalk figure. Thousands of people for whom Folkestone is just one end of the Channel Tunnel get a glimpse of it every day when boarding their shuttle to France. As well as being a striking landmark, […]

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English Wine at Restaurants – how about BYO?

Filed in Restaurants, Wines Tasted by on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
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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Enjoying your English Wine Week

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards by on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Enjoying your English Wine Week

As English Wine Week approaches, I had an email from a friend asking for recommendations on places to visit. Knowing where she lives, her particular interests and another region of the country she was planning to visit, I put together a personal itinerary. Obviously that’s not possible for everyone, so I thought I’d share my […]

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Sunshine, Music and English Wine

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards by on May 5, 2014 1 Comment
Sunshine, Music and English Wine

Since I’ve been blogging about UK wines, one of the most interesting contacts was the day I received an email from an A&R man who helps young musicians start out on their career. Mark had been working with some guys in a band and organised for them to help make a craft beer, which will […]

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Fine English Wines at Formans Restaurant

Filed in Restaurants, Wines Tasted by on April 11, 2014 2 Comments
Fine English Wines at Formans Restaurant

English wines on restaurant wine lists are sadly still a rarity. Some more enlightened places might have an English sparkling wine or two, even an aromatic white. Some, such as Roast, make a feature of their English wines with own-label bottlings and collaborations with winemakers. But Roast is in foodie Mecca Borough Market. It’s a […]

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Restaurants that serve English Wines

Filed in Restaurants, Wines Tasted by on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Restaurants that serve English Wines

Time for another outing into the world of restaurants that serve English wines… I’d first heard of Greenberry Café when owner Morfudd Richards was interviewed on tv about wines from Ancre Hill a couple of months back. It looked interesting, so the trusty Sarah and I set off for the short walk up Primrose Hill from […]

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Jazz Brunch at West Street Vineyard

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards, Wines Tasted by on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Jazz Brunch at West Street Vineyard

What does the phrase “Jazz Brunch” bring to mind? To me, the first thought would be of lazy Sundays across the Atlantic, most memorably Georgia Brown’s in Washington DC where my friend and colleague Jeff took me so many years ago I don’t care to recall. There was more food than we could have eaten in a week, […]

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