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Last of the Summer Whites – Our first mixed case

Filed in Wine Offers by on September 27, 2015
Last of the Summer Whites – Our first mixed case

Two questions I’m often asked are which vineyards people should visit and why we don’t sell wine. It’s in response to both of these that I’ve created the “Last of the Summer Whites” mixed half case in conjunction with English wine specialists, The Exceptional English Wine Company. The plan is to create a monthly offering of 6 […]

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Gentle Evolution at Sharpham

Filed in Vineyards by on April 13, 2015 0 Comments
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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English Wine Lovers now on Facebook!

Filed in Musings by on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
English Wine Lovers now on Facebook!

Reflecting back on the first year of English Wine Lovers, we like to think that our posts have built up a solid platform of genuine opinion, which is becoming more and more informed as time goes and on. Our aim to spread the word on English & Welsh wines has not changed, but how we go about it has been […]

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English Wines for New Year’s Eve

Filed in Musings by on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
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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Madeleine is a lady who rewards being wooed

Filed in Wines Tasted by on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
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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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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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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Where to Buy

Filed in by on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
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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