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RICHARD ESLING: Everything’s coming up rosés

By all accounts, summer’s officially here this week on June 21.

Lemon and elderflower scones

DAVID WOODS: Summer scones can be made at the last minute

It will soon be National Cream Tea Day (Friday, June 29) and the most important element is the scone. David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick, has a refreshing twist on an old favourite.

Alan Mullery

New restaurant at The Amex named after former manager Mullery

Brighton & Hove Albion will open a brand new hospitality restaurant - Mullery’s - at the Amex Stadium, named after former manager and current club ambassador Alan Mullery.

Steyning is set to welcome back the fabulous French Market

French market is back in Steyning

Garlic prawns were a sell-out last year so fans need to get there early on Sunday, when Steyning welcomes back the fabulous French Market from 10.30am to 4pm.

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Steven Spurrier MW and Eduardo Chadwick

RICHARD ESLING: Fine wine regions of the future

The term ‘fine wine’ is well established, referring to those wines that are a ‘cut above’ the more everyday type and perhaps also carrying a higher price tag.

Lamb koftas and spicy chicken wings with yogurt dip

TONY STAPLES: A Father’s Day feast or the ideal footie finger food?

With Father’s Day and the World Cup all coming together, this man feast will tick both boxes, says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.


Review: Glorious refurbishment allows hotel’s history to shine

Running an hotel that is as expansive in size as it is in history is not without its challenges.

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The Arundel Wine Society supper at Nutbourne Vineyard

RICHARD ESLING: English wine-makers must be nutty

England is on the extreme edge of the climatic area of the Northern hemisphere, where wine grapes can be grown successfully.

Inside the winery at Ridgeview Estate

RICHARD ESLING: Wine tourism comes to Sussex

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the beautiful, sunny counties of Sussex, it is impossible not to be impressed by the number of vineyards popping-up at what seems to be ever-increasing speed.

Ockenden Manor

Sussex woos American tourists with stunning food and sparkling wine

The scene could not have been more quintessentially English.

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The new and the old ' stainless steel versus terracotta

RICHARD ESLING: The wine world continues to change

There is an old French saying that goes: “Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose.”

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Liz Sowden at the event SUS-180514-131132001

Starting as you ‘wean’ to go on...

Riverford Horsham were invited to spend a morning with Busylizzy’s new mums showcasing an interactive talk on why organic is best for weaning and beyond.

Frost prevention Bougies lit at the snow covered Ridgeview Wine Estate. Picture by Julia Claxton.

RICHARD ESLING: Sixty-year low for world wine production

Figures published recently by the International Organisation for Vines and Wine (OIV), show a massive drop in production in 2017, with world production down by over eight percent.

Herb-crusted saddle of lamb

DAVID SMITH: Crumbs! It’s a show-stopping topping for lamb

Take some bread and fresh herbs, throw in a handful of parmesan and you have a flavour-packed topping for meat or fish. Senior sous chef David Smith at the Arora Hotel in Crawley gets clever with crumbs.

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Top chef to take over food operation at Horsham pub

Celebrated chef Matt Gillan will be taking over the food operation at the Foresters Arms in Horsham.

A selection of fine Cremant French sparkling wines

RICHARD ESLING: French sparklers on the up

If you want to drink really cheap fizz, then in the UK I’m afraid you are stuck with prosecco. But who does?

Salmon fillet with beetroot powder, asparagus and poached egg

DAVID WOODS: It’s the season to make the most of British asparagus

British asparagus is one of the hero vegetables of spring and David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick, can’t get enough of it.

Earth's Essence wines from South Africa

RICHARD ESLING: South Africa produces new innovative wines

There are two little words printed on the labels of all bottles of wine – ‘contains sulphites’.


National Tea Day: The Sussex tea company given the thumbs up by Selfridges

To mark the national tea days this month Laura Cartledge shares a cuppa with Sussex-based business Hoogly Tea.

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Malbec in all its colours

RICHARD ESLING: Malbec needs just the right conditions

‘Bordeaux inhabitant finds new home in South America.’ This could have been a headline in the mid 19th century when people from many European countries were flocking to the New World to take advantage of the opportunities there.

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