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Up and Running at Denbies Wine Estate

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Up and Running at Denbies Wine Estate

When I signed up months ago for the Surrey Bacchus Half Marathon I was pretty confident that by the time it arrived I’d already have one half marathon under my belt and my running would be on top form. It didn’t quite turn out that way. Injury meant I missed my planned debut in London […]

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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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One for the Road at Chilford Hall

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One for the Road at Chilford Hall

Chilford Hall must be one of the best signposted vineyards in England. Large brown signs with giant bunches of grapes entice visitors from the A11 in Cambridgeshire and guide them from the dual carriageway all the way to the winery door. Given the roadside associations of the vineyard’s founder though, maybe that’s appropriate. The vineyard was planted […]

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A view of the sea from Polgoon Vineyard

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A view of the sea from Polgoon Vineyard

It has been suggested that I could produce a quiz about the vineyards of the UK, having visited so many. If that ever happens, make sure your revision includes vineyards with alpacas – there are more than you might think! Another topic I’d include is those with a sea view, although I’ve only come across […]

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More Wine, Bishop?

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More Wine, Bishop?

What the tiny vineyard at the Bishops’ Palace in Lincoln lacks in size, it more than makes up for in atmosphere. Occupying a south facing terrace of land in the shadow of the ruined former home of the bishops of Lincoln, it has the solidity of medieval masonry to one side and long views over […]

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How Many Locals Does it Take to Make a Bottle of Wine?

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How Many Locals Does it Take to Make a Bottle of Wine?

If wine brings people together, think how a whole vineyard can do that, giving people not just the opportunity to share and enjoy a bottle but to be involved in growing the grapes that go into it. That’s what a community vineyard does, bringing together people of different ages, experience and circumstances to run a […]

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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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How many English Wines in a Century?

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How many English Wines in a Century?

Instead of my usual New Year wine resolution to drink less but better, for 2014 I have resolved to to drink the same but different. By which I mean the same amount of wine but made from as many different types of grape as possible. I’ll already taste anything once (usually twice, just to make […]

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The wines of East Anglia – full of character and of characters

Filed in Restaurants, Vineyards, Wines Tasted by on November 24, 2013 2 Comments
The wines of East Anglia – full of character and of characters

I had been planning a visit to West Street Vineyard when a kind invitation arrived from Jane Mohan herself to head up to Coggeshall for a tasting of East Anglian wines, so I couldn’t resist. In order to best explain the evening, I need to go back there in my mind to let events unfold so I’ll […]

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Brief Intro

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Brief Intro

We would like this blog to provide interesting information and share our enthusiasm for English wine to those with a general interest in the English countryside or local food & drink to experienced wine lovers and anyone in between. We’re learning all the time too and this page collates some of the top level info that […]

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