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The Arundell Arms Hotel, Fore Street, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA14 November 2019

Wine Tasting Evening at The Arundell Arms

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The Arundell Arms Hotel, Fore Street, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA14 November 2019

Wine Tasting Evening at The Arundell Arms

To celebrate the launch of their brand new wine list, The Arundell Arms are hosting a wine tasting evening in conjunction with ourselves. Come along and join Ruth Benney who will expertly talk you through each wine.

Sip and swirl tasting 7-8 different wines, accompanied by some mouth-watering handmade canapés from Arundell Arms themselves.

The first glass of wine is to be served at 6.30pm with the event ending at approximately 8pm.

Ticket prices are £5 per person – 50% of the ticket price will be donated to their chosen charities: Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulance Trusts.

To book your ticket please either call 01566 784666, email reservations@arundellarms.com, or simply pop in to the reception and get your ticket over the counter. Full payment is to be made at time of booking.

We look forward to seeing you for a fun-filled evening of wine & food.

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Blog23 September 2019

A Trip to Aldwick Estate Winery

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Blog23 September 2019

A Trip to Aldwick Estate Winery

Last week, we had the pleasure of visiting Aldwick Estate, located a stones throw from Bristol Airport, where Sandy Luck and her dedicated team have been producing award winning wines since 2013. Rain and wind were no-where to be seen as the sun shone across bright blue skies and the temperature soared. Comments of ‘we could be in the South of France!’ could be heard across rows of Regent, Madeleine Angevine, Seyval and Bacchus grapes all bulging from their vines, enjoying some last minute pre-harvest sun.

After hearing about the history of Aldwick from Sandy, where her family have been farming for 5 generations, she accompanied us on a tour of the vineyards which enjoy far stretching views across 11 acres of vines and the Somerset countryside beyond. Aldwick only use grapes from their own vineyards, which ensures they have 100% control over the whole winemaking process; from planting the vines to bottling their wines.

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The Pickwick Inn, St Issey, Near Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7QQ17 October 2019

Winemaker Lunch at The Pickwick Inn

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The Pickwick Inn, St Issey, Near Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7QQ17 October 2019

Winemaker Lunch at The Pickwick Inn

Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, is the Esk Valley Estate winery. The winery sources fruit from Hawkes Bay and Marlborough, as both regions consistently produce grapes of an extremely high quality. As Chief Winemaker, Gordon Russell has been at the heart of the winery since 1993 and has developed a range of classic wines that have built up a very loyal following over the years. Gordon strives to make wines that tell the story of the vineyards from which they came.

We are lucky enough to welcome him exclusively to the Pickwick Inn for a Winemaker’s Lunch where he will discuss all things wine and tell his stories of the wines he is oh so passionate about!

 

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Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club13 September 2019

Woodbury Park – Game and Wine Evening

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Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club13 September 2019

Woodbury Park – Game and Wine Evening

As the summer nights start to draw in, why not come along to Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club for a ‘Game and Wine Evening’ with Pip Vanham. Where you get to tantalise the taste buds with a 4 course meal accompanied by a wine flight of 3 wines. The menu on offer is as follows:

On Arrival

Venison Bolognese Fritters

Starter

Pheasant & Rabbit Terrine

with sloe gin, fennel & orange marmalade & toasted brioche

Main Course

Roasted Patridge

with smoked bacon & potato terrine, blackberry & port sauce

Dessert

Cranachan

with vanilla & whisky cream, honey, toasted oat crumble & raspberries

 

Tickets are £45 per person, to make a reservation, please call the events team on 01395 234735.

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Blog, Wines28 August 2019

Winery Visit: A Trip to Domaine Tropez

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Blog, Wines28 August 2019

Winery Visit: A Trip to Domaine Tropez

Sunny August afternoons are made for rosé wine and they don’t taste better than when in the South of France. Last Wednesday whilst on a visit to Domaine Tropez; a stunning vineyard nestled in the hills above Saint Tropez this pleasure was fulfilled.

One can appreciate why the more well-heeled arrive in Saint Tropez via yacht; the roads are a nightmare! A wiggling maze of steep-sided tracks with barely enough room for two cars, let alone the thundering Ferraris. This made the arrival at the fabulously stylish Domaine Tropez even more welcoming. Set back from the road is their ranch-like winery, the thatched roof of the tasting room providing welcome dappled shade whilst we enjoyed a welcome glass of rosé. Our hosts Gerrit and Anne-Laure sat with us and explained what they had lovingly created.

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Blog, Food Pairings25 July 2019

Restaurants for Wine and Cheese in the South West

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Blog, Food Pairings25 July 2019

Restaurants for Wine and Cheese in the South West

On 25 July, we celebrate the perfect combination: Wine & Cheese.

National Wine and Cheese Day provides an excellent opportunity to try some of your favourites together. This combo has been a worldwide tradition for hundreds of years which we intend to keep alive by recommending some excellent pairings that you will find at various restaurant hot spots you can visit across the South West. Nowadays, it’s not all just about Port & Stilton or your traditional cheeseboard (although these are yummy). From Cornwall to the Cotswolds here’s your guide for the ultimate taste sensation…

The Old Ship Hotel, Padstow, Cornwall

Located on the north coast of Cornwall, Padstow is a charming fishing harbour that is a popular tourist destination, not just because of it’s picturesque beauty, but also because it is thriving with restaurants that would satisfy any foodie’s needs. Nestled on the backstreets is the Old Ship Hotel whose menu has a bit of everything on it! For a lunchtime treat try the Grilled Goats Cheese Wrap with Cucumber, Rocket and Onion Marmalade.

The usual rule of thumb is what grows together goes together: as goats cheese originates from the Loire Valley in France, we would pair this with Sancerre Domaine Neveu which can only be bought by the bottle here but hey…treat yourself! Experience the traditional French Sauvignon Blanc acidity, minerality and citrussy flavours from the wine that brings the goats cheese to life.

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