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etc columnist: Louise Margaret

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Varietal blends

RICHARD ESLING: Great skill is needed for blending wine

Often misunderstood by the consumer as a technique in winemaking, blending is one of the greatest and most versatile of tools in the oenologist’s, or wine-maker’s, armoury.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

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Asparagus panna cotta with dill sable biscuit

TONY STAPLES: Vegetarian treat is a pretty starter for everybody

It’s National Vegetarian Week from next Monday, May 15, and head chef Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel, Crawley, has a delicious recipe just right for the occasion.

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Scribbles from Lydia Wilkins' notebook

Reflections on turning eighteen.

Back in March, I (finally) turned eighteen. At last! Voting, ever since I decided to take politics as an A level, was very important to me; needless to say, I was pleased to finally gain this right. But this had me thinking; what’s so special about eighteen? We think of it as being such a ‘big deal’. But why? Why the importance?

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Chiara Cecchetto and Giacomo Savorini, director of the Cosorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

RICHARD ESLING: Head to Bologna for great wines as well as great food

Bologna is one of those Italian cities which, in the UK at least, seems only to be known for one thing – Bolognese sauce for your pasta.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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Johann Faurie, Penny Streeter and Duncan McNeil at Mannings Heath

RICHARD ESLING: That’s 38,000 vines planted, 962,000 to go

Underlining the exponential growth of English wine, particularly the sparkling variety, the UK wine industry recently announced that one million vines are expected to be planted in 2017.

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Michael Neilson

NEILSON’S COLUMN (April 27, 2017): What on earth is a West End Wendy?

April 23, 2017. A memorable day for all.

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The tablet wine list

RICHARD ESLING: A wine list for the 21st century

There are wine lists and then there are wine lists.

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Rye Bay plaice fillet roulade with cheesy dill potato croquettes and saffron mussel velout�

DAVID WOODS: Roll up for a fresh fish dish

Put plaice on your supper menu this spring, says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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Reverend Thomas Robson

The gift of time

‘Bank holiday.’ Sometimes these can be two of the sweetest words in the English language.
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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: National Stalking Awareness Week 2017

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week 2017, PCC Katy Bourne explains why it's so important to support the week, and what's being done in Sussex to help victims of this crime.

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The tablet wine list at the restaurant

A wine list for the 21st Century

There are wine lists and then there are wine lists.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

A royal shift in mental health attitudes

Christmas has come very early indeed for political nerds - a full three years in fact - after our Prime Minister swapped her holiday hiking boots for running shoes.

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Cabernet Franc from Hungary

RICHARD ESLING: Hungary for Cabernet Franc

No, it’s not a spelling mistake in the title.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Why are there still bullies around?

Nobody likes a bully and the act of bullying is something that people don’t ever willingly admit to.

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Alexia

Alexia Rowley - Parenting the role of a lifetime

Alexia Rowley on why having a child really is for the long term

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Richard Esling at Chateau LAuberdiere with Jean-Michel Morille and Pascal Houis

RICHARD ESLING: Muscadet re-invents itself

The French dry white wine produced in the Western Loire valley, not far from the Atlantic Coast, has been around for a long time, not just in France but also on the UK market.

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