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Our round up of all the foodie news

SURREY LIFE – AUGUST 2016 WE HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE… With a new sparkling wine tour having just launched in Surrey, Matthew Williams gets a taste of what’s involved (strictly in the name of research, you understand…). As regular Surrey Life readers will know well, our county’s sparkling wine is on the march and often competing at the very top table of international awards. It was perhaps only a matter of time then before some clever so-and-so connected the dots on the map, and realised that people might travel from far...

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Fizz and fun in the Surrey Hills

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Fizz and fun in the Surrey Hills

SURREY MUMMY – AUGUST 2016 ENGLAND’S FIRST SPARKLING WINE TOUR UNCORKED Like many ideas the simplest ones are often the best.  On a trip to the wine growing areas of France, South Africa or Australia you’d think nothing of booking a local wine tour, tasting and visiting the vineyards to enrich your experience.  It’s odd then that no equivalent tour exists in England, or Surrey to be exact, despite the burgeoning reputation of the wine growers, like Denbies and others in the area known as the Surrey Hills. Mike Keeble of English...

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A Magical Mystery Tour of Surrey Hill’s Vineyards

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A Magical Mystery Tour of Surrey Hill’s Vineyards

THE GUIDE 2 SURREY – AUGUST 2016 We joined English Sparkling Wine Tours for their first-of-its-kind tour and tasting experience that peels back the fascinating layers of Surrey’s growing wine industry… How did it take this long? As a food and drink writer for Surrey I was already aware that the county’s vineyards and vintners were making huge waves in the larger world of wine, a world that had at one time scorned the very idea of quality English wine. But it has taken Mike Keeble, an accountant by trade and a true oenophile,...

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A Day of Fizz and Fun in the Surrey Hills

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A Day of Fizz and Fun in the Surrey Hills

VANTAGE MAGAZINE – AUGUST 2016 ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE TOUR There’s nothing quite like a glass of something sparkling to make an occasion feel special. As a former professional hot air balloon pilot I have been used to opening a bottle of Champagne after every passenger flight as part of the ballooning experience. It is in part through ballooning that I have been fortunate enough to visit several well – known Champagne houses such as Moët & Chandon, Bollinger and the iconic, Veuve Clicqout as well as several smaller artisan...

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