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15 Nov 2017

Wine & Tapas at Yealmpton

You are invited to a festive Wine & Tapas Evening at our Yealmpton Café on Friday Decem...
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15 Nov 2017

Christmas wine cases – our top picks

We’ve put together six mixed, themed wine cases to help you choose your drinks for th...
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15 Nov 2017

Awards finalists

We’re really proud to  say we’ve reached the finals of the Food Magazine’...
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09 Nov 2017

We’re open in Exeter

We’re thrilled to say we’ve opened our doors in Exeter! Located in the former P...
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30 Oct 2017

The grass is greener – or is it?

It seems ‘grass fed’ is becoming more and more of a buzzword – used at every opportun...
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25 Oct 2017

Christmas wine tasting extravaganza

We’re having a Christmas wine day in Ben’s Wine and Tapas on Thursday December 7th and it p...
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25 Oct 2017

Make a Christmas wreath evening

Join us on December 4th at 7pm in our Yealmpton cafe when Riverford’s head gardener P...
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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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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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