The future looks Chardonnay

Chardonnay is grown, produced and consumed right across the world, and with its popularity it has had its critics - ‘ABC’ (Anything But Chardonnay) has been uttered on more than one occasion by drinkers exhausted by the sheer quantity and varying quality available. In the UK, viticulture is the fastest growing agricultural sector, [...]

The future looks Chardonnay2024-04-29T16:21:40+01:00

Little Green Book presents Busi Jacobsohn Wine Estate

Busi Jacobsohn wines are as international as they are local. Husband and wife team, Susanna and Douglas combine their passion for great food and wine with a unique European flair. With roots based in Italy and Sweden, they initially leant towards having a vineyard in Italy, however realised that it was in fact the [...]

Little Green Book presents Busi Jacobsohn Wine Estate2024-04-05T13:17:21+01:00

A Taste of Devon with Lympstone Manor’s Michael Caines

  Words by Bronwen Batey It’s not often you find yourself walking towards a hotel and you stop in your tracks and utter ‘stunning’ out loud. That was my reaction to Lympstone Manor glowing pearl-white off the Exe Estuary. Welcome to the brainchild of Michael Caines MBE. Renowned Michelin-starred chef. Now luxury hotelier and [...]

A Taste of Devon with Lympstone Manor’s Michael Caines2024-03-22T16:56:30+00:00

Our Winter Events Edit

The festive season is our favourite time of the year to get out and about with friends and family. Whether it’s discovering arts and crafts, floral winter wonderlands or learning new skills to brighten our homes and tables, our winter events calendar is starting to look very sparkly and bright. PS: please check the [...]

Our Winter Events Edit2024-01-19T15:11:39+00:00

Grape expectations!

English and Welsh sparkling wines have been on wine bar and restaurant menusfor some time now, led by the classic Champagne trio of Chardonnay,Pinot Noir and Meunier. If we travel into the not-so-distant future, we predict local wine lists will feature more international and warm-weather-loving wines from grapes such as Merlot, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, [...]

Grape expectations!2023-09-11T14:42:04+01:00

Travel: Visit beautiful Leonardslee House & Gardens, Sussex

When the stars and vines align, magic is created. With luxury vineyard accommodation, a Michelin-starred restaurant, all surrounded by lakes and gardens, Leonardslee House in West Sussex is a truly magical escape all year round.   Words by Bronwen Batey   I love dragonflies. Dragonflies are nature’s barometer of a pure, untainted environment, [...]

Travel: Visit beautiful Leonardslee House & Gardens, Sussex2024-01-19T15:12:51+00:00

An English Vineyard Kitchen

Discover a dining experience in West Sussex amongst the vines that is as deliciously natural as it is palate-tingling fun. A new vineyard experience We love matching wine with food and now one of our favourite vineyards in West Sussex has taken this experience to another level with the launch of their Vineyard Kitchen. [...]

An English Vineyard Kitchen2023-09-02T15:22:59+01:00

The Nature of Champagne

Going from vine to champagne flute requires many years and many hands. As you sip your favourite bubbles from the world’s most famous wine region, its journey is filled with history, tradition and incredible skill. Yet, with sustainability a hot topic on today’s agenda, do you know how natural those bubbles really are? [...]

The Nature of Champagne2023-11-17T11:07:54+00:00