Food & Drink, France, Review, Travel & Places, What's Happening, Wine

Le Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 est arrivé

Excited shouts of  ‘Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé’ in dodgy French accents will be ringing out today from bars and restaurants around the world from Lyon in France to Toyko and New York as the annual launch of this miracle of wine marketing hits the streets. Simple, fruity and perhaps tasting of bubblegum and figs […]

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Devon, England, United Kingdom

Time to rethink Grape Britain

Grape Britain may be a catchy quote for a newspaper headline or social media post, but it also suggest an intriguing change in climate, attitude and opportunity for the British, notably English, winegrowers. Longer, warmer summers over the past 20 years have finally seen bottles filled with English, mostly sparkling white wine, winning prizes. English […]

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Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, France, italy, Recipes, Review, What's Happening

Snap the peel to make the perfect Martini

Want to make the perfect Martini? Well it’s all in the squeeze, apparently. Get a sliver of fresh lemon or orange peel about 4-5cm long and about 1.5cm wide at the middle, pinch the longer edges in you fingers and ‘snap’ over your cocktail, says Richard Ehrlich, martini aficionado, prolific food writer and stalwart of […]

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Food & Drink, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

German gardens, beers and Schneeballeisen

Here at Lemonaste we are taking our first steps into video and film making, and what better place to start than at the German Travel Show held in London in early February. The theme for Germany tourism this year is the great outdoors, with dozens of spectacular gardens being opened to the public including the […]

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Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

Cornish oysters from the Helford

As ancient woodlands bordering the Helford River in Cornwall, England turn red, so oyster enthusiasts can take a fun seasonal river trip to discover a two thousand year history of their favourite mollusc. The Romans famously shucked oysters at Port Navas on the site where the Duchy Oyster Farm harvests and supplies demand from oyster […]

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Food & Drink, Travel & Places, What's Happening

London Wine Week

After an successful inaugural year in 2014, which saw more than 7,000 Londoners and visitors celebrating the capital’s flourishing wine scene, London Wine Week (May 18 – 24) is back – popping corks, decanting great vintages and decoding the wine list. Once again, the highlight of the festival will be the self-guided Wine Tours, helping […]

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Travel & Places, What's Happening

Brit food producers look for China export boost

China is buying tea grown in Cornwall and tea blended in Harrogate as the rise of the country’s middle class buys into premium food and drink brands produced in the UK. Spotting this opportunity, Liz Truss, Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has just returned from a visit […]

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