Category Archives: wine

Town End Farm Shop, Airton, Malhamdale

If you fancy popping in to see us at our new retail home then please head for Town End Farm Shop in Airton, happy to serve you in the shop or tearoom. The home of Yorkshire Chorizo, Paganum and Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Yorkshire & Cornucopia at The Corn Exchange

As part of #GoodFoodFriday in Leeds and in conjunction with Cornucopia I experienced some unexpectedly Yorkshire food & convivial company at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. This was truly Yorkshire Fusion Food, Leventhorpe Wine, Shepherds Purse Cheese & Yorkshire Chorizo … Continue reading

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Festive tipples – Christmas Drinks made easy with wine expert Olly Smith

What drinks to serve at Christmas is always a challenge.  What goes with Christmas dinner? What’s the best fizz to get everyone in the party mood and is it Sherry, Port or mulled wine with  those delicious mince pies? Celebrity … Continue reading

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Sloe Gin

We have a fantastic crop of Sloe’s this year, the blackthorn bushes are full of big juicy fruits, so here is a simple method for Sloe Gin ready for Christmas, to drink yourself or bottle for Xmas gifts, Frugal Xmas … Continue reading

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Old Wine but maybe too old? Is it any good?

Look what I found in dad’s cellar! an eclectic mix of vintage bottles of wine & champagne some just the single bottle and others several? but maybe these are just too long in the tooth and may not have even been … Continue reading

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The Secret Supper Club C4

Watch out for the The Secret Supper Club starting on C4 Saturday February 5th from 4pm featuring lots of regional Food.  Olly Smith presents this new format food show with a twist, food producers showcase their produce and then two … Continue reading

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Grape Harvest in Yorkshire – English Wine

On Saturday, I spent the day with the sun on my back, picking grapes amongst the vines on a south facing hillside in…. Yorkshire!   I really could have been anywhere in Europe harvesting the Ortega & Solaris grapes, well … Continue reading

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Sloe Berries & Cheap Gin!

If you see some cheap gin on offer in the supermarket or off licence buy a bottle, drink a third (maybe a nice gin cocktail or classic G&T) then top up with wild sloe berries and sugar, replace the lid … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch – Turkey, Goose or Beef?

What do you eat for Christmas day lunch? Not everyone eats the traditional Christmas turkey on Xmas day, some prefer beef or a goose, what are your traditional family Christmas eating habits?   I read with interest a recent article … Continue reading

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