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etc columnist: Louise Margaret

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Varietal blends

RICHARD ESLING: Great skill is needed for blending wine

Often misunderstood by the consumer as a technique in winemaking, blending is one of the greatest and most versatile of tools in the oenologist’s, or wine-maker’s, armoury.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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STUART McGINLEY: DIY adventures have made me jumpy

As a new homeowner, I have turned my attention to trying to learn the ropes of DIY, people who know me or listen to my radio show will know this is not something I know an awful lot about.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

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Asparagus panna cotta with dill sable biscuit

TONY STAPLES: Vegetarian treat is a pretty starter for everybody

It’s National Vegetarian Week from next Monday, May 15, and head chef Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel, Crawley, has a delicious recipe just right for the occasion.

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Chiara Cecchetto and Giacomo Savorini, director of the Cosorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

RICHARD ESLING: Head to Bologna for great wines as well as great food

Bologna is one of those Italian cities which, in the UK at least, seems only to be known for one thing – Bolognese sauce for your pasta.

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STUART McGINLEY: Jailbreak challenge returns

May is going to be a very busy month for me as we have quite a lot happening at Spirit FM. This Sunday it’s the return of The Jailbreak Challenge in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust and organised by the Check-A-Trade Foundation.

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£5,000 to help therapeutic horsemanship programme

In Sussex, our love of horses goes back a very long way.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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Johann Faurie, Penny Streeter and Duncan McNeil at Mannings Heath

RICHARD ESLING: That’s 38,000 vines planted, 962,000 to go

Underlining the exponential growth of English wine, particularly the sparkling variety, the UK wine industry recently announced that one million vines are expected to be planted in 2017.

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Michael Neilson

NEILSON’S COLUMN (April 27, 2017): What on earth is a West End Wendy?

April 23, 2017. A memorable day for all.

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The tablet wine list

RICHARD ESLING: A wine list for the 21st century

There are wine lists and then there are wine lists.

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Rye Bay plaice fillet roulade with cheesy dill potato croquettes and saffron mussel velout�

DAVID WOODS: Roll up for a fresh fish dish

Put plaice on your supper menu this spring, says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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Reverend Thomas Robson

The gift of time

‘Bank holiday.’ Sometimes these can be two of the sweetest words in the English language.
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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: National Stalking Awareness Week 2017

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week 2017, PCC Katy Bourne explains why it's so important to support the week, and what's being done in Sussex to help victims of this crime.

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The tablet wine list at the restaurant

A wine list for the 21st Century

There are wine lists and then there are wine lists.

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STUART McGINLEY: Our brave police officers are human too

It was only a matter of weeks ago that a police officer was brutally stabbed and killed as he tried to protect the public and MPs outside the houses of parliament.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

A royal shift in mental health attitudes

Christmas has come very early indeed for political nerds - a full three years in fact - after our Prime Minister swapped her holiday hiking boots for running shoes.

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Cabernet Franc from Hungary

RICHARD ESLING: Hungary for Cabernet Franc

No, it’s not a spelling mistake in the title.

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