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28 Jul 2017

No chlorine chickens here

I’ve spent twelve months not mentioning politics (in general) and BREXIT (in particular) bu...
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25 Jul 2017

Great ice cream, but not as you know it

It’s been a good summer so far for ice cream lovers – long sunny days when there is little ...
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13 Jul 2017

How to cook the perfect apricot tart

The apricot isn’t the most user-friendly fruit in the world – but put it in the right dish ...
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10 Jul 2017

A Summer Cocktail Recipe : Sangria

We thought we would share Ben’s Sangria recipe as we are sure you will have happy mem...
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07 Jul 2017

La Jara Frizzante Rosato NV Italy is Available Now

The La Jara Frizzante Rosato NV Italy (£10.75 with 5% discount when you buy 6 bottles or mo...
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06 Jul 2017

Butter could cost more by Christmas, Arla boss warns – BBC News BW

Enjoy your strawberries and cream now because there might not be any for Christmas. Dairy f...
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28 Jun 2017

Great Wines for July – Rain or Shine!

Jara 2015 Rock Rose Garnacha – made by Daniel Ramos, high in the Gredos mountains just west...
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22 Jun 2017

Four Fruit Marmalade

I’m a confirmed marmalade addict so many won’t share the anguish that I went through when m...
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22 Jun 2017

New Beers from Hepworth Brewery and Adnams of Southwold

Ale-ites amongst you might have noticed some new beers in the house. We’ve gone a lit...
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22 Jun 2017

New Slaws from Hurly Burly Foods in London

You’d have to bury your head in the sand not to have noticed that 2017 is the year of the f...
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20 Jun 2017

The Rise of the Crab

Our Sharpham wine and crab evening in the tapas bar on May 31st had me in a bit of a flap. ...
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19 Jun 2017

Thinking Aloud!

Please excuse the rather self-indulgent nature of the following – it’s me think...
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06 Jun 2017

Vote for us at the Devon Muddy Awards for best Wine Merchant

Best Wine Merchant – Please vote for us We’re in the finals of the Devon Muddy Awards...
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23 May 2017

Our Supplier Q & A with Barnaby’s Brewhouse

The last year has seen Barnaby’s Brewhouse grow from strength to strength and is proving in...
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28 Apr 2017

Own Label Products

I’ve resisted it for over thirty years. The amount of times I’ve been guaranteed that sales...
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27 Apr 2017

It’s Happened!

The new signs and website are up. Everything else is the same so I hope you’ll agree that i...
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27 Apr 2017

Ben’s Devon Steak Pasties are Coming!

As some of you might know, our pasties are no longer available through the veg box scheme. ...
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27 Apr 2017

The rise of British charcuterie

We’ve also been making a few salamis. It’s still very much work in progress but everybody s...
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27 Apr 2017

Ben’s Wine & Tapas News

Ben’s Wine & Tapas is settling down nicely and we’re moving things on with a series of ...
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20 Apr 2017

An ode to Begude

With twelve of the Domaine Begude wines (including magnums of the top Chardonnay and Pinot ...
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19 Apr 2017

New Portuguese wines – Quinta das Maias Tinto and Branco

We have a couple of new Portuguese wines in the shops and BWT that I’m quite excited about....
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