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10 Oct 2017

October Wine Offer – eight wines to enjoy

We have eight new wines on offer for October – and we’re offering 10% off any t...
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10 Oct 2017

Prices and provenance

Pass the butter please – if you’re lucky enough to have any. Now that we’ve all accep...
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26 Sep 2017

West of Madrid wine tasting

Portuguese wine expert Raymond Reynolds will be holding court in the wine bar on the evenin...
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12 Sep 2017

Meet Charlotte – our new Totnes manager

If you’re a regular in our Totnes shop you will see a new face from this week –...
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01 Sep 2017

The peril of wellness diets

The other summer food news that won’t go away seems to have been around the perils of so-ca...
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01 Sep 2017

Organic or not, food is more than just a commodity

It might just be me but the summer news season seems to have been particularly weak, with t...
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18 Aug 2017

The real problem behind Southern Salad’s demise

I talked last week on the blog about food security and how the fall in the pound, post Brex...
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11 Aug 2017

Why we need to dig potatoes

One thing all Watsons have in common, despite loving our food, is that we don’t like to spe...
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08 Aug 2017

It’s cider, but not as you know it

I’m usually talking about wine but moving away from the grape and over to the apple w...
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07 Aug 2017

Four ways with smoked Montbeliard sausages

With the exception of the very occasional IKEA frankfurter, we don’t eat a lot of poached s...
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04 Aug 2017

The chicken or the egg? Either way it’s a scandal

Did you know that the average chicken has more room in the fridge or oven than it ever did ...
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01 Aug 2017

Smoked Chicken

We used to do this and it’s always been one of my favourites. The danger, as with all thing...
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01 Aug 2017

August wine – perfect for sharing with friends

We’ve picked half a dozen wines from our range for our August special offers – a pair each ...
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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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