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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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Wine Pairing Guide

Wine Pairing

 Everybody seems to have an opinion on wine pairing these days. But is there really a definitive method, or is it ok to just drink whatever you like with any kind of food?

 “Wine can be a tricky subject for some people, but for me a wine has its place based on its application or function”, says Liam Idzikowski, head winemaker at award-winning English wine producer Lyme Bay Winery.

“When people walk into our Winery, or meet us at events, they’re often coming across English wines for the...

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Pairings made for sharing

With our independent spirit and artisan heritage you won’t be surprised that we are not ones for labels here at Lyme Bay Winery. We don’t care much for putting people, or things, in boxes – unless of course it’s a customer order that we are getting ready to send out.

However, having said that, we have just developed new labels for our award-winning range of luxurious fruit liqueurs along with local design agency Bluesoup Design.

The ideal addition to a pre-prandial cocktail or delicious as an afte...

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Summer wines for summer times

Whether you are toasting Team GB’s successes at the Rio Olympics or simply chilling out at a lazy summer barbecue, Lyme Bay Winery’s award-winning Fruit Wines are the perfect summer tipples to whet your whistle.

Expertly crafted from traditional recipes using modern techniques, the high quality of our traditional Fruit Wines is recognised every year by the judges at the prestigious Great Taste Awards and other awarding bodies.

This year we have also given the range a much-needed image revamp, work...

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Grasp the nettle

We all remember the itchy pain of being stung by nettles as children, but if that hasn’t put you off this prickly plant then perhaps we can convince you it is a wondrous weed.

For starters, butterflies can’t get enough of it, which is good news for our native British species the Red Admiral and Painted Lady. Many people also consider nettles a tasty addition to a variety of dishes. They lose their sting when the leaves are boiled and add an earthy tang to soups and risottos.

Summer tipple

If that’s...

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NEW YEAR, NEW STOCK

January is a great time to try something new, so if kale smoothies aren’t whetting your appetite we have plenty of other options to get you through what is so far proving to be a wet and windy month.

Something lighter

After the excesses of Christmas, how about our award-winning Fruit and Country Wines. Inspired by wines traditionally made from hedgerow fruits and flowers, our delicious range has flavours to tempt all palates, from lighter, drier wines to more intense, old-fashioned berry-rich var...

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