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The ripening sun is here at last!

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The ripening sun is here at last!

As I walked quietly to the postbox this afternoon, I felt the glorious feeling of the sun on my back and thought of all the English vines that would be enjoying it too. It’s been so long, but the sun is just so casual about it. Made me think of a long lost friend

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No English wines at Heathrow Duty Free

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No English wines at Heathrow Duty Free

I had a bit of time to spare at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 departures and thought I would have a look at their glossy wine and champagne section in Duty Free and see how much English wine I could find. Wouldn’t you think that would be a great place to have some English wines?

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Waning Passion for Winemaking at Chiltern Winery

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Waning Passion for Winemaking at Chiltern Winery

Susan saw a Groupon offer for a tour and tasting at Chiltern Winery and we decided to go and check it out. Although it was a reasonable day, the tour went nowhere near the vines and focussed much more on beer making than on wine. The wines seemed to have earned lots of awards, but closer scrutiny showed that […]

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Worth braving the cold at Leventhorpe Vineyard

Filed in Vineyards by on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Worth braving the cold at Leventhorpe Vineyard

One very cold Sunday morning in February I planned to visit Leventhorpe Vineyard, which was just half an hour or so away from where I was staying. However, the snow came down and I decided that the M1 wasn’t the most sensible place to be. A dog walk (thanks to Kruger & Scrumpy), cooked breakfast […]

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A touch of Scandinavia at Holmfirth Vineyard

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A touch of Scandinavia at Holmfirth Vineyard

A meeting the night before for the day job meant that I woke up one morning in Yorkshire with nothing on the agenda other than having to be home in Hampshire by the evening. I recalled that there was a vineyard in Holmfirth and quickly checked on their website that it was open,

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A quick coffee at Bolney Estate

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A quick coffee at Bolney Estate

After my resolution to visit 10 English vineyards this year, the first one was quite accidental…

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