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    AWESOME ride for The Benevolent

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    A huge thank you to all who supported and sponsored me on Sunday.   The day started well when I was handed a glass of Bloomsbury by Mardi at Ridgeview Winery. Apparently sparkling wine is great Ride Fuel! I needed it – and the bacon butty –  as I joined the...
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    Exeter Festival of Food & Drink

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    22 – 24th April 2016 The Festival is an annual event held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, right in the centre of Exeter. Taking place over three days, the Festival also includes two evening Festival After Dark Events featuring live music, wine tasting, chef...
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    Wines from Spain Tasting

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    27TH ANNUAL WINES FROM SPAIN TRADE FAIR 2016   Thursday 14 April 2016 10.30am – 6pm (early access for press at 9.30am)     Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF   The 27th Annual Wines from Spain Trade Fair will take place on Thursday 14 April 2016 at...
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    Chile Tasting and Seminar

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    The Wine Society are hosting two tastings in London and Oxford. The Wines and Winemakers of South America – A walk about tasting 5.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Seminar (optional) 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Oxford 7th September London 8th September Contact the Wine Society for more information and details...
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    Alsace visit – Trimbach

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    Anne Trimbach is the13th generation of this long established family operation making Wines at Ribeauville. Anne brings a freshness and energy to this well known, well loved Alsace producer. Professional, knowledgeable and super bright but with a really polite, friendly manner, you can see why Anne has been handed one...
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    Prince Stirbey – A wine reclaimed

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    Prince Stirbey wines really are royal by name: these Romanian wines are produced by Princess Ileana – granddaughter of Princess Maria Stirbey and her husband, Baron Jakob Kripp. They began winemaking in 1999 after reclaiming and reviving the historical family property, the winery of which had been designed in a...
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    Rescuing a pub from Oblivion

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    A pub closes down for the 3rd time in 4 years. The heart of a rural village gone forever? Not where the villagers of Marsh Baldon and the surrounding areas were concerned. They decided to do something positive, formed a Business, the Baldons and Nuneham Courtenay Society Ltd (BANCS) and...