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Confessions of an English Placomusophile

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Confessions of an English Placomusophile

Like Charlie Bucket unwrapping a bar of Wonka chocolate, when I open a bottle of sparkling wine I’m always looking out for something extra. But unlike the hero of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it’s not a glimpse of golden ticket I’m after but a decorated cap beneath the gold foil. The caps are an […]

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Life is Sweet – An English Dessert Wine Tasting

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Life is Sweet – An English Dessert Wine Tasting

We do love a sticky here at English Wine Lovers. Both Elisabeth and I snap up English dessert wines wherever and whenever we can, and because they are generally made in tiny quantities, they usually sell out fast. Elisabeth wrote about these rare delights in November 2014 and since then I’ve been building a large […]

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Camel Valley – a worthy detour for any visitor to Cornwall

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Camel Valley – a worthy detour for any visitor to Cornwall

The picture of smiling visitors enjoying a glass of wine in the evening sun on the terrace at Camel Valley overlooking the vineyards is probably one of the most familiar to people with any interest in wines from our shores. In fact the number of people with barely a passing interest in English and Welsh […]

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English Wines for New Year’s Eve

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English Wines for New Year’s Eve

Friends are cooking this evening and have asked me to bring a bottle of fizz and some dessert wine and now it’s time to choose which wines it should be. A quote from Susy Atkins is brought to mind: “The Cellar door (is) the best and most enjoyable way of shopping for wine… do try it – it’s […]

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Pairing films with English wine

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Pairing films with English wine

OK, so it’s more usual to pair food and wine, but in between the eating and socialising of the festive period, I think there’s something rather nice about curling up on the sofa with a good film. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a glass of English wine at the same time, so here are my thoughts on a couple of […]

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Thoughts on Champagne, English Sparkling Wine & Sea Monsters

Filed in Musings, Vineyards by on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts on Champagne, English Sparkling Wine & Sea Monsters

Now that I’ve finished unloading the car of treasures from the Montagne de Reims (it’s taken a while) I thought I’d try and give my thoughts on the question of what’s so great about champagne. As much as I like English wine, and English sparkling wine in particular, I love Champagne. Not just the wine but […]

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Crab sandwich and a glass of pink, anyone?

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Crab sandwich and a glass of pink, anyone?

Well, we made it to Falmouth, but no restaurant recommendations were forthcoming for Friday night. Although we had a stunning meal at The Hut, I’m afraid Camel Valley Brut as the sole English wine on the menu in Cornwall isn’t quite enough for a more detailed mention… So, we decided to celebrate our departure and […]

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Where to Buy

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Where to Buy

Fortunately, it’s getting easier and easier to find English and Welsh wines on sale. We’ve given some pointers below and we’ll be blogging on any interesting ones we find. Just for the record, opinions expressed in blogs are the blogger’s own, biased only by individual preference and the experience on that particular day. If we […]

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