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Despite the fact we are led to believe that there is an ever increasing and insatiable desire for more and more wines, it might come as a surprise that the actual amount of wine produced in 2017 fell dramatically to its lowest since 1957, with a glob more

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Believe it or not spring really is just around the corner and I am beginning to salivate at the thought of the wonderful local seasonal produce we can look forward to, and of course the perfect wines to accompany it. First off has to be juicy, tender more

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A both seasonal and relentless cycle, with late spring/early summer offering a hint of what’s to come… As a wine importer and merchant, I am totally beholden to the skills of wine makers, as indeed they are dependent on the weather. In short, the wi more

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It doesn’t have to be boring - there are lots of alternatives to booze! Following a very merry Christmas, are you in the first few days of a self-imposed ‘dry’ January? In 2017 a YouGov survey showed that 5 million Britons took part in this annual e more

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The Dartmoor Real Ale Trail is the real ale drinkers’ guide to Dartmoor pubs, featuring over 35 pubs on and around the moor. Launched by Lisa Jenkins and Julian Tarrant-Boyce, owners of local business Dartmoor Accommodation, the Dartmoor Real Ale Tra more

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