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The world of winemaking and brewing never sleeps

So whether you adore ale, go bonkers for beer or just have a nose for a good wine story, we’ll keep you up to date with all the news from Lyme Bay Winery here.

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Lyme Bay long drinks

The weather’s holding, school is almost out and everyone is starting to feel a bit more summer-holidayish. Which is all well and good, but if you have to go to one more barbecue or summer drinks party where the hosts are serving up unimaginative jugs of this and the same old pitchers of that, you could be more likely to succumb to boredom than sunstroke.

Never fear! We have the answer. After hours of intensive testing (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it) we have come up with five simpl...

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Drink to the World Cup with Lugger Rum cocktails

World Cup 2018 Offical Lugger Rum Cocktail List

 

While not everybody is a football fan, we’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like a cocktail. With that in mind, we put our thinking caps on to come up with some World Cup-themed cocktails that will help you celebrate your team’s victories, or take the edge off a drubbing.

 

But which of our delicious, award-winning spirits to choose for the task? Named after the fishing boats that Jack Rattenbury - a notorious local smuggler - have used to smuggle c...

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How to make elderflower wine

Sourcing local ingredients is at the heart of many of the fruit wines that we make here at Lyme Bay – and of course all our staff live nearby too. There’s nettle picking in April to capture the new growth for our Nettle Wine, but nothing signals the approach of summer as much as elderflower picking in June and July from our own trees here at the Winery.

Lyme Bay selects the best elderflowers

Come sunny afternoons our team heads out to collect the beautiful elderflowers from the hedgerows when the...

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Tally ho and off to The Tantivy

After twenty years working in the caring professions, it’s no surprise that Greg Golder and Dave Weaver have all the right skills to make a success of their new epicurean venture. This year they left behind the hustle and bustle of life in Surrey to take over The Tantivy, a traditional shop, café and deli in the historic Exmoor town and tourist hotspot of Dulverton.

Tantivy shopfront

On our last trip down there to drop off their latest order of Lyme Bay Winery products, we stopped for a chat to find out what broug...

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Top 20 Wine Grape Variety Guide

Don’t know your Syrah from your Shiraz? Befuddled by Merlot and Malbec? Never fear – our handy guide to the world’s top 20 wine grape varieties will make you sound like a convincing connoisseur in no time.

 

Cabernet Franc

One of the major black grape varieties worldwide, Cabernet Franc is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to produce Bordeaux. Lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, it is a bright, pale red wine that adds a peppery perfume to more robust blends, as well as ...

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding with Lyme Bay Winery

Can you believe it’s May already? The grim weather isn’t helping us get into the spirit of Spring much, but at least there’s a spot of pomp and sparkle in a couple of Saturdays’ time to look forward to.

No, we are not talking about the Champions League final (though come on Liverpool!) but that other thing that’s happening on Saturday 19 May: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

Whether you are planning to toast the happy couple with a glass of fizz at ho...

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