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Looking back on English Wine Week 2013

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Looking back on English Wine Week 2013

A week or so after English Wine Week, the wine rack is groaning delightfully under the weight of new discoveries. Worth a quick think on how it went and anything I would do differently next time… First the plus points… Taking the week off work was great and I’ll definitely put the date in my diary […]

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First Taste of Silent Pool Rosé 2012

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First Taste of Silent Pool Rosé 2012

Our first taste of Silent Pool Rosé 2012 was almost the first taste as Susan & I have joined the local Albury Organic Vineyard as two of 50 founder members and our membership includes an invitation to the vineyard and barbecue as part of the launch of the new release. It was a lovely sunny day […]

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Hush Heath really is the garden of England

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Hush Heath really is the garden of England

After the drizzle of the last few days, wandering around Hush Heath orchards and vineyards in glorious sunshine, it really did live up to the Kentish reputation as the garden of England. This was chosen as the next vineyard of English Wine Week after Ian, a colleague from the day job with a passion for champagne, read […]

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I said “Astley”, not “asti”…

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I said “Astley”, not “asti”…

After a superb visit to Astley Vineyards, I popped into the award winning Checkett’s farm shop in nearby Ombersley and walked through to Juckes Fine Wines. I looked around the well-stocked shelves of interesting, quality wines. Not seeing any English wines, I enquired whether they stocked Astley Wines. “We usually have asti, but we don’t have any […]

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Take a big appetite to Buzzards Valley

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Take a big appetite to Buzzards Valley

The first vineyard to be visited in this year’s English Wine Week was Buzzards Valley in Staffordshire. The honest reason this one was chosen is for its proximity to family. If one isn’t fortunate enough to be able to visit vineyards professionally or even not to need to work at all, then vineyard visits just have […]

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English Wine Week on the Archers

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English Wine Week on the Archers

Great to hear English Wine Week get a plug on the Archers this evening. Lower Loxley has its own vineyard and they are hosting a fancy dinner this evening, with vineyard tours and tastings later in the week. Only overheard this as my husband was listening, you understand… Elizabeth also mentioned that this year’s vintage […]

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Waitrose recommendations for English Wine Week

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Waitrose recommendations for English Wine Week

Anne Jones of Waitrose has recommended Jenkyn Place Brut 2008 (champagne-grape blend at £21.99), Bolney Estate Dark Harvest 2010 (a medium bodied red blend of Dornfelder and Rondo at £9.49) and Three Choirs Annum 2011 (an exclusive to Waitrose white blend at £8.99) as her 3 picks for English Wine Week. Great to see our local […]

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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

For upcoming events in the world of English and Welsh wines, follow us on Facebook or why not take a look at our sister website www.WineCellarDoor.co.uk to find vineyards near your home or holiday destination and follow them on social media? Most of the vineyards that are open to the public offer tours and tastings at […]

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Find out more

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Find out more

We hope this blog inspires you to enjoy more English Wines and visit some vineyards yourself. If you would like to do that, here are some recommended resources… Wine Cellar Door Website As many of the maps and books we used became out of date, we decided to set up our own website to help […]

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