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Gentle Evolution at Sharpham

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Gentle Evolution at Sharpham

As I have said before, a visit to Sharpham on a sunny day is always a treat; it’s very impressive the way that one of the longest established cellar doors continues to gently evolve and remain appealing to new visitors and locals alike. Although not on my normal route to Cornwall, I decided that it […]

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Tiny Lily Farm Punches Above its Weight

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Tiny Lily Farm Punches Above its Weight

The buzz about Lily Farm Vineyard started to catch my attention last year with their excellent showing in various awards. Later, I was looking for some pink fizz from smaller producers to join a UK tasting line up and their name came up again with a suggestion from wine educator Rebecca Mitchell. A bottle was kindly supplied […]

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Madeleine is a lady who rewards being wooed

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Madeleine is a lady who rewards being wooed

After all my jaunts around the country discovering English wines, it was back to tasting with friends at the Early Swirlers wine group in Guildford last week. Since our former prof, the eminent Michael Schmidt, returned to Germany, we’ve taken it in turns to educate and entertain one another with blind tastings. I confess to having […]

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If you’ve never seen a violinist tread grapes, you’ve missed out!

Filed in Vineyards by on October 13, 2013
If you’ve never seen a violinist tread grapes, you’ve missed out!

Well, after committing to at least day’s grape picking in the 2013 harvest, today was the day! I’ve been keeping an eye on quite a number of vineyards looking for volunteers and the combination of informative updates on their website and the promise of a hog roast and treading grapes was enough to tempt me […]

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Always a pleasure to go to Sharpham

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards by on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Always a pleasure to go to Sharpham

Sharpham is the English vineyard I have visited more than any other, but this is the first time since starting the English Wine Lovers blog. We had booked a table at the Vineyard Café, always a good idea as space is very limited, but on this drizzly day had the additional benefit of ensuring a table […]

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Fish & Mayval Dry in Poole

Filed in Restaurants by on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Fish & Mayval Dry in Poole

I found myself in Poole last night and, as always on my occasional visits here, could not resist a trip to the delightful Storm Fish Restaurant on The High Street. Pete catches the fish, Paulo cooks them and the effervescent Frances runs front of house. We had barely started looking at the menu when my […]

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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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