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English Sparkling Wine with Pie and Mash

English Sparkling Wine with Pie & Mash

Coming from East London myself I am very familiar with pie and mash, I have visited many times varied shops selling this quite basic yet globally famous dish. History of Pie & Mash The east end of London was generally seen as the working class and cheaper area of the capital mostly down to the…

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Co op Cava Irresistible

Supermarket Fizz: Part 5 Cava ‘Irresistible’

“Co-op Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned by millions of UK consumers.” When it comes to finding some decent wine within UK supermarkets there is plenty of choice to indulge in. Many supermarkets that are household names now stock quite in-depth wine lists and especially visible within the larger stores – A lot…

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Austrian foods and Austria sparkling wines

Typical Austrian Food & Fizz

Having recently, quite literally, popped over to Austria thanks to an invitation to the Slovenian winery Radgonske gorice, I simply had to indulge in some fine ‘hearty’ Austrian cuisine whilst I was there. Austria is landlocked with eight countries bordering it (hard for me to imagine as I now live with sea views from my…

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Halfpenny Green Vintage Brut 2017

2017 Halfpenny Green Brut from Threshers

It may surprise many and indeed raise an eyebrow or two if I mention that some fine English sparkling wine is being produced up near Wolverhampton. It is usually the south of England that has claimed the fame of holding the vines that are producing the best English wines and fizz, but the fine wine…

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12 sparkling wines of Christmas 2019

12 Award Winning Sparkling Wines of Christmas 2019

Who doesn’t love to receive wine for Christmas or any other time as a matter of fact, that bottle of red, white or bubbly can send waves of smiley energy to any receiver. If it is because you have been invited for Christmas drinks or dinner or you require a certain pressie for that friend…

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Dining at Denbies Wine Estate

Visit, Eat, Drink and Stay at Denbies Wine Estate

There is quite a lot packed into Denbies Wine Estate for those wishing to embrace English wine. Located in Dorking, Surrey and just under one hour from central London by train you can experience everything from wine tourism, wine and dine, events and overnight stays.   The Estate now comprises 627 acres and an impressive…

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English Sparkling Wines Out Perform Champagne in London

If we think about wines that have bubbles then it is Champagne that comes to mind first for many of us. It owns the title and rightly so, as ‘the King of wines / wine of Kings’ and for years has been the benchmark for many a wine producer in the field of making sparkling…

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Sustainable Sparkling Wine Producers

As our world becomes more populated and demands on our land and seas increase we have to encourage greater efforts towards sustainability. We are very blessed to be on the planet we all live our lives on and it is important for everyone both today and for tomorrow to at least maintain and in certain…

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The Michael Edwards Award

A tale of a refugee from the Law into the sparkling world of Champagne The Year was 1968 and France was in turmoil, as the Nation almost fell into revolution. Order was finally restored when the naturally cautious French provinces played safe by re-electing de Gaulle and Pompidou. At the time, I had been reading…

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