Michael Caines’ MBE luxury dream finally takes flight with estuary estate at Lympstone Manor – by Lauren Heath

Down at the bottom of the garden, amongst the birds and the bees, is a hub of activity, and no it's not the Poddington Peas... ...It's Devon's very own 2 Michelin starred chef Michael Caines MBE. The Exeter-based chef, who left Gidleigh Park at the beginning of 2016 after 18 years, sowed the seeds of… Continue reading Michael Caines’ MBE luxury dream finally takes flight with estuary estate at Lympstone Manor – by Lauren Heath

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Try Lyme Bay Winery’s Four NEW Wines At Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Visitors to this year’s Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink (29th April to 1st May 2017) will be amongst the first to try Lyme Bay Winery’s four new wines.  From their stand (5,08) the innovative Devon winery will be sampling and selling two new still white wines; Lyme Bay Sandbar and Bacchus Block,… Continue reading Try Lyme Bay Winery’s Four NEW Wines At Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Laithwaites Wine Tasting in Exeter on 25th March – Mercure Rougemont

Here at Eating Exeter, we like wine.  We prefer tasting it and exploring new varieties than drinking it in any great quantity (not that the editor is a lightweight...honesty) so when a wine tasting event visits our fair city, it always causes a great deal of excitement. I recommend you read through the post if… Continue reading Laithwaites Wine Tasting in Exeter on 25th March – Mercure Rougemont

The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street

In the 'real world' my job requires me to work opposite Exeter Central at the large unnamed successful award winning educational institution that lies opposite the station, so The TABAC wasn't a huge surprise for me as I watched with sadness as Whistle Wines became an 'online only' company. But was delighted to hear that… Continue reading The TABAC Taphouse, Queen Street

Naked Wines Tasting Event – Exeter University Great Hall 2014

I wanted to start off this post with 'the thing I love about wine tastings....' but realised that I have only ever been to one and this one was it.  For the uninitiated, it’s a little like an ale/beer/cider festival except there is a lot less liquid and a lot more talking about the thing… Continue reading Naked Wines Tasting Event – Exeter University Great Hall 2014

COMPETITION! Two pairs of tickets to Naked Wines tasting event: 22nd June

Do you know someone in your life who just loves wine? Not just LOVES it but appreciates all the grape varieties and the heritage of wine making? Well if you do, fancy taking yourself and them to the Naked Wine, Wine Tasting event on Sunday 22nd June at the Exeter University Great Hall? Naked Wines,… Continue reading COMPETITION! Two pairs of tickets to Naked Wines tasting event: 22nd June

Food and wine matching ‘cheat sheet’.

Sometimes knowing exactly what wine goes with what sort of food can be an inexact art, depending on how you look at it. I stumbled across this handy guide which I thought I would share.