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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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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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