One of our favourite Cornish foodie pubs, The Coldstreamer in Gulval, is hosting another of their popular wine dinners this June. The menu showcases truly local produce - Asparagus and Cornish Earlies from Gulval, Godolphin Honey and Cornish Feta are just a few examples of chef Tom's pragmatic food sourcing. Here it is in full [...]
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Posted on May 14, 2013 by ewwines
Posted on May 7, 2013 by ewwines
Chef Tom Hunter of The Scarlet Hotel told us why spring is his favourite time of year.
"Spring is the time of year this coastline really seems to come alive with possibilities. As well as the great variety of fish we enjoy all year round, the changing season brings fantastic vegetables which compliment seafood really well [...]
Posted on April 30, 2013 by ewwines
Chef Tom Hunter is at the helm of The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall's most glamorous romantic retreat. We caught up with Tom after a busy weekend, to find out how he landed a job in this very special spot, and what it's like running a kitchen where sustainability is so high on the agenda.
I understand that [...]
Posted on April 10, 2013 by ewwines
Top Cornish wine producer Camel Valley is teaming up with boutique retreat The Scarlet Hotel, for a evening of great-tasting decadence on the 31st May. (NB New Date!)
Camel Valley has been producing award-winning wines in North Cornwall since 1989. The vineyard is situated on south-facing slopes perched above the Camel River. Species-selection is carefully tailored [...]
Posted on April 10, 2013 by ewwines
Morgadio da Calçada wines are the result of a partnership between the Villas Boas family from Casa da Calçada and renowned Portuguese winemaker Dirk Niepoort.
Historic Provezende is the home of Casa da Calcada
Provezende is an ancient village located on the right bank of Douro River, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The [...]
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Posted on March 12, 2013 by ewwines
One of Cornwall's favourite chefs, Michael Smith of Porthminster Beach Café, releases his first cookbook this May, conjuring up the tastes and smells of a beach-side summer in St Ives.
West Cornwall dwellers and regular visitors alike will know and love this food haven, occupying a bright white art-deco style building perched right on the sands [...]
Posted on March 5, 2013 by ewwines
Last week Christie Schulz, Proprieter of Barossa's Turkey Flat Vineyards paid us a visit. She told us a little about the history of the estate, her family's stewardship of the land, and how this year's vintage is shaping up.
Turkey Flat - A Potted History
The Turkey Flat vineyards were first recognised for their potential by Johann [...]
Posted on February 25, 2013 by ewwines
In our blog last week, we attempted to provide a helpful working definition of Real Wines in the absence of an official one. This week we summarise arguments for and against Real Wines, so you can make up your own mind.
Real Wines - The Positives
There are several reasons why you as a consumer or restaurateur [...]
Posted on February 21, 2013 by ewwines
The concept of 'Real Wine' and the debates surrounding its definition have been bubbling away in the background within the wine press for years, especially on the back of The Natural Wine Fair in 2011. Last year saw the Natural camp splitting into 'Real' and 'RAW' factions, both of which held fairs in London. A [...]
Posted on February 14, 2013 by ewwines
Whether you're planning a trip to Cornwall in the coming months or want to make the most of living in this rural food haven, here is our round up of events not to miss in 2013.
Porthleven Food Festival - 20th April
A food festival with great credentials, but which doesn't take itself too seriously, and organisers [...]