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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. […]

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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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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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Fortify yourself for Christmas

Fortified wines are not just for Christmas, but if you are looking for a port or Madeira for this year’s celebrations then perhaps you might find some inspiration from a recent Guild of Food Writers event that I wrote about. Click here to read more.  

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