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  1. Go West Update!
    Posted On: May 8th, 2024

    Go West Update!

    Moving information and Big Bin End Sale   Our contractors have been busy refurbishing and refitting our new home in Sparkford, and we are sufficiently confident of their progress to announce a moving date of Saturday 15th June. That's when we will be closing for a few days in order to move lock, stock and […]
  2. Food and Wine Matching - May 2024
    Posted On: May 2nd, 2024

    Food and Wine Matching - May 2024

    Roasted Potato Gnocchi with Asparagus Almond Spread and Hazelnuts Our younger son is back home, after 18 months working and travelling in Australasia and South-East Asia, which is a great pleasure for us. He is vegan, which means that we have to adjust our culinary repertoire accordingly. As British asparagus is in season, and we […]
  3. 'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 36 – 'Coastal Crus'
    Posted On: April 25th, 2024

    'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 36 – 'Coastal Crus'

        David Chandler: "In this episode, Jason and David must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all they ask is a flight of fine wines and a corkscrew to open them by... With ABV's on the increase and the prospect of even warmer weather to come, […]
  4. Food and Wine Matching – April 2024
    Posted On: March 28th, 2024

    Food and Wine Matching – April 2024

    Brandishing Spears British Asparagus Day falls on 23rd April (also Saint George's Day) and is a call for celebration in its own right. Whether our atypically wet Winter will diminish output remains to be seen, but much of it is grown in the 'dry East' and much of that in polytunnels, so hopefully it won’t […]
  5. Top Tips For Your Next City Break – Sydney
    Posted On: March 21st, 2024

    Top Tips For Your Next City Break – Sydney

    Top Tips For Your Next City Break – Sydney   Why? The Harbour City (Australia's largest with a population of over 4,600,000 people) enjoys a breathtaking oceanic location, a warm and sunny maritime climate, a wealth of great museums and galleries, a fantastic and inexpensive public transport system and offers diverse world class cuisine and […]
  6. Food and Wine Matching – March 2024
    Posted On: March 1st, 2024

    Food and Wine Matching – March 2024

    Lamb Boulangère As the days lengthen and crocuses start to appear and blossom adorns the trees, I take solace in the fact that the season is turning and, let's face it, things are going to improve. One of my favourite traditional French recipes is lamb boulangère. This harks back to the days when people heading […]
  7. 'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 35 – 'Bonaparte's Beverages'
    Posted On: February 19th, 2024

    'Adventures In Wine' podcast, episode 35 – 'Bonaparte's Beverages'

        David Chandler: "In an absolute first for this podcast, our wine-loving friends spend several minutes drinking something that isn't actually wine. This deviation from tradition, though unthinkable under normal circumstances, is rendered unavoidable by the fact that Jason has decided to answer a question that David wasn't even aware needed to be asked […]
  8. Food and Wine Matching – February 2024
    Posted On: January 26th, 2024

    Food and Wine Matching – February 2024

    Shakshuka Shakshuka is a restorative North African dish believed to be of Tunisian origin. It is quite quickly and easily prepared and makes for a tasty lunch or light supper dish. There are numerous different twists one can deploy in its preparation so I have deliberately not looked for a recipe online as I didn’t […]
  9. Yapp Brothers on the move
    Posted On: January 25th, 2024

    Yapp Brothers on the move

    Yapp Brothers is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in its 55-year history. Established in 1969, the company will shortly be moving to new premises after five decades in Wiltshire.   For half a century, Yapp Brothers has called Mere its home, initially operating out of Robin Yapp’s garage before moving to picturesque Victorian warehouses […]
  10. Food and Wine Matching – January 2024
    Posted On: January 3rd, 2024

    Food and Wine Matching – January 2024

    Kefir-ly Cultivated Last Summer, traversing la belle France on holiday, we stayed the night with our old friends Fred and Laurence Filliatreau in their delightful home, set amongst vines, at Château Fouquet, in the hamlet of Brèze, in the Loire valley. It was great to have our first familial get together since the onset of […]

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