2. Sharpham Wins
3. Good Beer
4. Sea Roots
5. Small news
Sharpham Vineyard Wins
Sharpham Vineyard on the banks
of the river Dart has recently picked up a hatful of awards
at both international and national competitions.
Nine medals were awarded at both the International Wine
Challenge and the Decanter World Wines Awards. Also at the
English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, Sharpham
wines picked up a further 8 awards including the Trophy for
the UK’s ‘Best Oaked White Wine’. Duncan Schwab – Sharpham’s
winemaker said, “We are very proud to have achieved this
recognition and it once again proves that our little
vineyard, on the banks of the river Dart, is at the
forefront of winemaking in the UK”.
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
Good Beer Guide
Castle Hotel makes it to the
2010 CAMRA Good beer guide !!! Of the 55 ,000 pubs in
the UK only 4,500 make it to the good beer guide. The
Royal Castle Hotel is one of only 29 in the South Devon
region which covers an area from Salcombe, through
Kingsbridge and around the south side ot Dartmoor to
Chagford and down to the Exe estuary. Nigel Way the
proprietor said " Nic was like a dog with two tails when he
discovered he had got the hotel into the Good Beer Guide. It
is a tribute to him and his bar staff that our cellar
management and care of ales has been recognised, I think
CAMRA is a great organisation, they have been campaigning
for Real Ales and drinkers' rights since the early 1970 s.
We have been trying to get into the Guide since the 1980s
and it takes a South African to do it !!" Nic
Ponticakis said " Mr Way was over the moon, you can't buy
your way into this Guide; we have a policy of only using
local products and we have 3 fine West Country products,
Bays Beer from just across the river in Paignton, Jail Ale
from up on Dartmoor and Doombar up from Sharpes Brewery in
Cornwall. Nigel Way said " Nic has also been invited
to help judge the 'Champion Beer of Festival' from over 100
ales on offer at the South Devon Branch of the Campaign for
Real Ale 27th Beer Festival which is to be held on 17th,
18th and 19th of September 2009, at the Newton Abbot
Racecourse, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot."
Sea Roots weekend
Miss Torbay, Maddy Watkins and
Lady in Waiting, Vicky Nagy get in the swim to open the Sea
Fest Sea Roots community arts weekend.
The pair will be at Living Coasts this Saturday morning to
open the third weekend of Sea Fest, Torbay’s marine heritage
festival. The weekend will feature art made out of
seashore rubbish, sand sculpture, music and film.
The Sea Roots weekend, on
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September, focuses on the
connection between the sea and art. Activities will be
taking place at Living Coasts, Torre Abbey and Torre Abbey
6. Small News
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Fruits de Mer at
Browns -Thursday 24th September. James Brown
invites you to celebrate Dartmouth's best produce with
an evening at Browns. Platters of Fruits de Mer
including lobster, crab, scallops, mussels and clams
served with green salad and frites. There will
also be a selection of desserts for those with big
appetites! The price of the seafood platter is a
recession busting £19.50pp Call 01803 832572 now
to book your table
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