Producing the Goods

On a salt trail

by Simone Sekers WHY it should be that this summer we have been trailing salt is just one of those coincidences. Salt is the one condiment I couldn’t do without and we eat far too much of it in this house. I don’t know if this is why we chose to go to two centres…

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Bubbling gracefully in North Dorset

NORTH Dorset vineyard Melbury Vale is hosting regular Saturday afternoon talks to introduce drinkers to its Grace and Decadence sparkling wine. Winemaker Joseph Pestell will give talks, every Saturday at 3.30pm until mid-October on English sparkling wine and production, plus a tasting of the winery’s sparkling wines. The afternoon also includes a glass of your…

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Longleat food and drink festival has the right ingredients

LONGLEAT’s inaugural Food and Drink Festival proved a hit with visitors and foodies who visited the stately home over the weekend to sample interesting regional food and drink and enjoy the celebrity chef demonstrations. On the Saturday there were three cooking masterclasses with the 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and on Sunday…

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The Seed Fund serves up food for thought

THREE fledgling food and drink businesses from the South West have been selected as part of The Seed Fund Academy’s Class of 2017 to benefit from an intensive educational summer programme. Hosted by a group of leading industry experts, this year’s Academy will include FIREPOT by Outdoorfood, makers of dehydrated meals for outdoor adventures from…

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Taste of the West success for Lyme Bay Winery

LYME Bay Winery has won five awards in this year’s Taste of the West Awards,  for its traditional mead and range of luxury liqueurs. The East Devon-based winery won a gold award, a silver and three Highly Commended awards for its drinks, which are produced to traditional recipes. The top gold award went to the…

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Golden haul for Traditional Free Range Eggs

THE Traditional Free Range Egg Company’s Dan and Briony Wood can really claim that their layers are “golden girls” as the ducks, hens, quails and geese have rambled, dabbled, foraged and waddled their way to Taste of the West Awards success The Traditional Free Range Egg Company scooped five Gold awards for its entire Free…

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