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Hanlons Brewery and Otter Vale Products win best in Devon

HANLONS Brewery, based at Newton St Cyres, and Otter Vale Products, makers of chutneys and preserves Collumpton, took the top titles in the 2018 Food Drink Devon Awards at the Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club. In the prestigious Taste of Devon Producer Awards, the coveted Best Producer award went to Hanlons Brewery, while Otter…

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Lyme Bay Winery’s Lugger rum named regional champion

LYME Bay Winery’s new Jack Ratt Lugger Rum took the championship in the drinks category at the 2018 Taste of the Waste Awards and has also secured a national listing with Waitrose supermarkets. Making waves with its complex spicy flavour, distinctive bottle shape and eye-catching label, Devon’s first spiced rum was recognised by the Taste…

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Picklies – a deli spin on quail eggs

PICKLIES, launched at the 2018 Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London, is a new range of six different flavours of pickled quail eggs from The Pickling Shed in North Cadbury, produced by Dan and Briony Wood, of The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, from their award-winning Foraging Free free range quail eggs, laid by…

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Top award for White Pepper Cookery School

WHITE Pepper Chef Academy and Cookery School at Lytchett Matravers, which was founded less than 10 years ago, has won the 2018 Food and Travel Magazine award for UK Cookery School of the Year. Launched by chef Luke Stuart in 2010, White Pepper specialises in professional chef training underpinned by internationally recognised industry qualifications. The school…

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Wine from Oregon to Bruton

A SPECIAL event at Bruton’s At The Chapel, on Thursday 27th September, explores the wines and heritage of the Sokol Blosser vineyard in Oregon. In 1971, the Sokol Blosser family planted grapes on just five acres in  Oregon’s Dundee Hills. As one of the pioneering wineries of the region, Sokol Blosser has played a key…

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Pipers Farm pork wins the South West Golden Fork

A DEVON farm won the South West Golden Fork in the Great Taste Awards, announced at the Golden Fork dinner at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on 2nd September. The Great Taste Awards recognise the very best in food and drink, and are now regarded the world’s most coveted food awards. The top regional award…

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