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Three Squirrels and a Pint of Wine at Hazel End

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Three Squirrels and a Pint of Wine at Hazel End

According to his diary entry for December 1st 1660, after a fortifying venison pasty, Samuel Pepys and his friend Mr Shipley “went into London, and calling upon Mr. Pinkney [headed to the tavern to enjoy] a pint of wine”. Later, after another pint at The Star, Samuel Pepys went home, his “brains somewhat troubled with so […]

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Alchemy at Davenport Vineyard

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Alchemy at Davenport Vineyard

On a horrid cold and rainy day, I set off to Kent to visit Davenport Vineyard with Victor Keegan. We were both interested to meet Will Davenport and learn more about how he produces his well-respected wines. Having helped with the harvest at Bridewell Organic Gardens myself last season, while Victor and my fellow blogger Ian have both […]

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A February Foray to New Hall Vineyard

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A February Foray to New Hall Vineyard

With Piers Greenwood winning the UK Vineyards Association Winemaker of the Year award in 2013, New Hall Vineyard near Chelmsford, Essex, was at the top of my list of East Anglian vineyards to visit. So when an invitation to Suffolk presented me with the opportunity, I turned off the A12 and headed straight for Purleigh. […]

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