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Winery News, Recipes

Perfect presents from Lyme Bay Winery

From gifts for granny and box sets for your boss, to Secret Santa and dinner party surprises, we’ve got just the thing. If you are looking for that perfect Christmas present our award-winning drinks are sure to delight the recipient and make them feel you’ve really put some thought into it.

Everyone likes a winter warmer and our delicious Ginger Liqueur, made with whisky, is sure to hit the spot, but if you want to get them something a bit different how about our Blackbeer and Raisin Wine – delic...

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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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Five Facts About Mead We Bet You Didn't Know

If the word ‘mead’ conjures up images of carousing Vikings or drunken medieval revellers then it might be time for a rethink. Considered by many an elixir of health, fertility and longevity, this so-called ‘nectar of the gods’ is having a very 21st century revival.

Here’s the lowdown on one of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages...

1. 3 Staple Ingredients

Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruit, spices, grains or hops. The terms ‘mead’ a...

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‘Game of Thrones’ and the rise of Mead

"Winter is coming” as they say on Game of Thrones. Okay, yes, we know it’s actually spring, but as HBO’s hit drama finally kicks off its long-awaited 6th series, the UK has also seen a 30% uplift in sales of the show’s favourite drink – mead.

Firstly, what is it?

Mead is a delicious beverage made by fermenting honey and water with a range of different spices to create a wonderful flavour-rich drink.

How has Game of Thrones increased the popularity of mead?

In a word: awareness. As the show and books...

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Say “I love you” with Lyme Bay Winery

February is traditionally the month when our thoughts turn to romance, but here at Lyme Bay Winery we think every day is a good day to show some love, and our delicious, award-winning products can help you hit the mark, just like Cupid’s arrow.

The aphrodisiac qualities of certain foods have been celebrated for centuries, and over the years science has unveiled some of the nutritional links behind the stories.

Getting fruity

Mead has long been rumoured to have aphrodisiac properties and was histori...

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Toast St George with English drinks

Saint George has been the patron saint of England since the 14th century, despite being born in Turkey of Greek origin. Designated a protector of the royal family, St George’s Day on April 23rd was a major feast day in England in the 15th century, said to be on a par with Christmas.

Although these festivities have waned over the years, it has become common to see people take up the flag of St George – with its red cross on a white background – to celebrate all things English. And if you are plann...

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Lyme Bay makes Christmas merry

It turns out that people have been drinking wine even longer than we thought.

A team of molecular archeologists headed up by Patrick McGovern – Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia – has discovered wine residue on pottery shards from archaeological sites in Georgia dating back to 6,000 B.C. According to an interview with Dr McGovern in the New York Times, this is the earlie...

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