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LAWRENCE MURPHY: The sun's out, fire up the barbecue!

Usually after jet-washing the quarry stones in the courtyard in readiness for summer it starts to rain, but this year we have been fortunate and the weather has been glorious.
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Stanley Estates Sauvignon Blanc

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Remember to drink in the stories of the winemakers 

It’s always a pleasure to meet wine producers and listen to them as they tell their story to consumers. Last week I was fortunate enough to co-host a winemaker’s dinner with Steve Pellet, of Marlborough’s Stanley Estates, at Fat Olives restaurant, in Emsworth. 
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Restaurant 27

FOOD REVIEW: It's not any old three-course meal, it is 27 steps to heaven

Tucked just off the seafront street in Southsea is what can only be described as a portal across the channel without having to hop on the ferry.
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Classic crme caramel made using vanilla pods

LAWRENCE MURPHY: The pure taste of Madagascar

Because the drying and sweating of vanilla pods is done by hand, the spice is the second most expensive in the world, after saffron.
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Exquisite Collection Cremant Du Jura

ALISTAIR GIBSON: There's more to sparklers than Champagne and prosecco

One of the great wine stories of the past few years has been the almost unbelievable rise in popularity, and thus sales, of prosecco. 
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The Square Cow, Wickham

FOOD REVIEW: How now, Square Cow? Actually, it's going very well!

It’s a glorious day, one of the first of what will hopefully be a glorious summer. The sun is shining, shorts are being worn and the beer garden benches have been dusted off.
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Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc 2017

ALISTAIR GIBSON: From quirky to sophisticated – can you judge a wine by its label?

There are so many wine labels on the supermarket shelves these days, the choice is almost endless.
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Courgette and anchovy salad

LAWRENCE MURPHY: A delicious post-cycle salad

Most years there is an organised bicycle ride around the Isle of Wight held on the first bank holiday in May.
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Greggs unveils drive-through plans for Gosport

PLANS have been submitted for a drive-through Greggs to be opened in a Gosport retail park.

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FOOD REVIEW: Fancy fish and chip bar was not the plaice I dreamed it would be

FOOD REVIEW: Fancy fish and chip bar was not the plaice I dreamed it would be

Social media setting false expectations is not breaking news, but when it came to The Fisherman’s Kitchen, Southsea, it did break my heart a little.
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New bottomless brunch to pack DJ punch in Gunwharf Quays

Tiger Tiger in Gunwharf Quays is hosting the Ultimate Party Brunch with three hours of bottomless drinks and a three-course brunch feast with live DJs, musicians and performers.

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City’s university to raise a glass for Pint of Science week

City’s university to raise a glass for Pint of Science week

THE UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth is taking part in the annual Pint of Science festival next week which brings researchers to local pubs to present their scientific discoveries.

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The genuine article, proudly displayed by 'real meat' butchers, John, left, and James Morgan

THIS WEEK IN 1986: ‘Real meat’ will be the new craze say Petersfield butchers

Following hot on the heels of ‘real ale’ and whole foods came ‘real meat’ and the people of Petersfield were tucking into it in a big way.

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Iona Sauvignon Blanc Elgin South Africa

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Could this be the coolest vineyard in South Africa? 

A few weeks ago I was sitting around a kitchen table at Iona wine estate with owners Andrew and Rosy Gunn and I couldn’t help but reflect on what a truly special place it was.
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Braised beef skirt

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Why not try a new bit of skirt?

Last week was British Beef Week, and the fact that we produce some of the best beef in the world makes it easy to support. 
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Braised beef skirt

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Why not try a new bit of skirt?

Last week was British Beef Week, and the fact that we produce some of the best beef in the world makes it easy to support. 
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Iona Sauvignon Blanc Elgin South Africa

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Could this be the coolest vineyard in South Africa? 

A few weeks ago I was sitting around a kitchen table at Iona wine estate with owners Andrew and Rosy Gunn and I couldn’t help but reflect on what a truly special place it was.
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The Churchillian, Portsdown Hill

FOOD REVIEW: The stunning views are the highlight, rather than the food

It’s a bright spring day, with few clouds in the sky and the sun beaming down. On a day like today there’s no better place to get a great view of Portsmouth than Portsdown Hill. 
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Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rose 2017

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Pale and interesting is how to drink the new summer rosé

I have no doubt that as I write this I am tempting fate but having just experienced the hottest April day for 70 years it’s probably time to start thinking about rosé.
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