Sandridge Barton unveils new destination to tourism leaders

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:06pm

Tourist leaders and providers in Devon have been given a sneak-preview of a major new visitor attraction which, when it opens in June, should help reaffirm the county’s position on the nation’s food map.

The new Sandridge Barton winery and visitor centre, set among the rolling hills between Torbay and the River Dart, is expected to attract thousands of keen wine-lovers and foodies a year. The Sandridge Barton Estate is the new home of award-winning Sharpham Wine, and is centred on acres of new vineyards located on the east bank of the Dart, as opposed to the west bank where the...

Whispering Angel rose is the most-tagged wine on Instagram

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 04/04/2021 - 7:08am

Produced by Château D’Esclans and sold in more than 100 countries, UK demand for Whispering Angel has increased 77% in the last five years. The wine has become the go-to rosé of Instagram. Over 51,000 posts include the hashtag #whisperingangel on Instagram — particularly impressive when you consider that #rosewine has around 606,000 posts.

In fact, #whisperingangel on Instagram has more than double the tagged posts of its competitor rosés:

Wine Brand – Hashtag – Tags

Whispering Angel – #whisperingangel - 51.1K Hampton Water - #hamptonwater – 21.1k Wolffer Estate...

Italian Easter traditions to try at home

Italian Easter traditions to try at home

Travelling to Italy may be off the cards until at least mid-May, but you can bring a bit of the Bel Paese home this spring with these Italian Easter traditions. We spoke to Annalisa from Castello di Radda about how the festival is celebrated in Tuscany, where tradition is always interwoven with good food and great wine.

Like most of Italy, Tuscany is predominantly Catholic — and Easter is one of the most important festivals of the year. People across the region come together to celebrate the resurrection with these unique traditions.

The Blessed Easter eggs

Easter and...

Re-discovering Italian wines

When you say 'Italian wine' to most people, they'll immediately think of everyday Chianti and Pinot Grigio, delightfully bubbly Prosecco, and super expensive, blockbusting reds like Barolo and Amarone. But as tastes of UK consumers have changed over time, people are more likely to choose different wines for their table. Luckily, Italy has plenty of delightful wines to offer.

These days, we want our white wines to be aromatic with bold, fruit-forward flavours. That’s why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – with its strong aromas of passion fruit – has become a true favourite. As for red...

Join the UK’s favourite wine personalities at the Wine Tasting of the Year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:41pm

Wine-lovers of Exeter unite! On Saturday 20th June the Great Hall of Exeter University will be transformed into a wine wonderland - the highlight of every wine-lover’s calendar. The Three Wine Men South West Wine Festival with a Splash of Spirits (plus other delicious West Country drinks) in partnership with South West Wine School will be hosted by the legendary Oz Clarke OBE, the Sunday Telegraph’s drinks’ expert Susy Atkins and, the new face to watch on the wine scene, Tom Surgey.

This tasting extravaganza is being brought to the West Country for the very first time. It will...

Tim Pithers and The Altos. ©Gerald Battersby

Dunsford Singers

Event Date: 
14/12/2019 - 7:30pm
Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7WA

Our Christmassy concert with musical director Tim Pithers featuring the lovely Schubert Mass No.2 in G.

We will also sing:- The hauntingly atmospheric Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Gaudete, O Holy Night, For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Handel’s Messiah), Winter Wonderland, and I Wonder as I Wander and a selection of carols with audience participation. Wine or soft drinks and mince pies will be brought to you in the interval.

Wine Tasting Night

Event Date: 
31/01/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Exeter Golf and Country Club

The first of our 2018 club events is a wine tasting night.

‘Around The World In 80 Minutes’ is a guided tour of eight wines from around the globe, with expert wine connoisseur, April Marks of Regency Wines.

We’ll provide crackers and bread as nibbles, along with eight 75ml glasses of wine to tantalise your tastebuds!

The perfect end to any ‘Dry January’ plus a great way to expand your wine knowledge in a fun and friendly get-together in Wear Park Restaurant.

Tickets, £10 per person – buy online now or in Reception.

Convivial tables of six to eight...

Scripts for Supper present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
08/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 10/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Tapeley Park

Coming to Tapeley Park barn near Instow this weekend 8th and 9th December at 7pm and 10th December at 2pm!

Scripts for Supper is brought to you by MasterChef Semi-Finalist Annie McKenzie, following two 5* runs of our inaugural theatrical dining experience Twelfth Night in London earlier this year and features in Hello! Magazine, Luxury London and Devon Life, our Arts Council Funded Christmas production The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy through the wardrobe and into the land where it is always winter and never Christmas.

A six...

Laithwaite’s wine tasting event at Rougemont Hotel

Laithwaite’s Wine is holding a wine tasting event at the Rougemont Hotel in Exeter on March 25.

The event will give ticket holders the chance to taste over 30 wines and talk to many wine professionals.

Those attending the event will receive their own tasting glass on arrival to keep, which they can use throughout the session.

Representatives from wineries across the world will make an appearance at the event including those from Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

An opportunity will also be given to guests to take a virtual reality tour of Laithwaite’s winery...

Laithwaites Exeter Wine Tasting Event

Event Date: 
25/03/2017 - 1:30pm to 8:00pm
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Exeter

Snap up your ticket for our annual trip to Exeter where we'll be pouring a range of over 30 wines in the heart of the city. There will be the latest customer favourites and new discoveries from around the world. Taste big reds, crisp whites and refreshing roses as well as a selection of sparkling and even a few dessert wines – there is so much variety!

5 reasons to join us in Exeter:

  • A glass of chilled sparkling on arrival – the perfect way to begin your tasting!
  • Taste over 30 delicious wines from around the world.
  • It’s a chance to meet the
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