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RICHARD ESLING: An authentic Spanish experience on your doorstep

The hubbub of the busy tapas bar surrounded me in a friendly atmosphere, as I sipped a top quality bone-dry manzanilla sherry, accompanied by the best Iberico ham that money can buy, freshly cut in front of me.

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Only pink champagne will do for a very romantic evening

RICHARD ESLING: Pink champagne to fuel your passion

Despite the best efforts of our dear American President to convince us otherwise, ‘Fake Noos’ may not be such a new thing. When it comes to Saint Valentine and the origins of this much celebrated day of romanticism, there is much controversy as to its origins.

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Berryworld strawberry, toasted almond and caramel pancakes. Picture: Berryworld.com

How to make the perfect pancakes

It is Shrove Tuesday today so if you have forgotten how to make the perfect pancake check out these recipes.

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Pina colada mousse with boozy pineapple and ginger cake

TONY STAPLES: Let the sunshine in with this pina colada mousse

Escape the gloom of February with this tropical island dessert. One taste and you will feel like you’re on holiday, says Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel.

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Video: Super foodies take a bow

The cream of Sussex’s hospitality and produce industries were honoured at the 12th annual Sussex Food and Drink Awards on a freezing cold Wednesday night in February.

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Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo is launching two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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Top of the Range Cremant de Bourgogne

RICHARD ESLING: Burgundy not only shines but it sparkles too

There are two great wine regions of the world which vie with each other for first place in the World Wine Stakes.

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Champagne Jelly served here with caramelized white chocolate mousse red velvet hearts, panna cotta and sorbet

DAVID WOODS: Champagne jelly is a sweet end to a romantic meal

If you’re popping the question this Valentine’s Day, then do it with champagne.

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The Armagnac Masterclass with Amanda Garnham of BNIA

RICHARD ESLING: Armagnac – one of France’s well-kept secrets

Armagnac. “Cognac’s little brother. A more rustic type of brandy. A rougher spirit from south west France.”

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Growth in vinyl record sales

Vinyl resurgence sees record sales

For 12 years in a row, vinyl sales have been increasing, with 14.32 million US sales in 2017 (an increase from nine per cent from the year before).

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Gallery: Knitting and photography combine to create incredible patterns

Brighton knitting enthusiast Nina Dodd and award-winning photographer Joseph Ford have teamed up to create a photography project utilising unique knitting patterns that blend into the background.

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Stony soil in Pessac-Leognan

RICHARD ESLING: The end of Dry January is in sight

For those of you who have done ‘dry January’, well done! I salute your forbearance and will-power, which is far greater than my own.

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The 13th hole of the stunning Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya

Fairway to heaven

As distractions go, the 13th fairway of the Stadium course at the PGA Catalunya golf course must be among the best in the world.
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Gressingham duck with soy roots and fruits and plum and ginger sauce

TONY STAPLES: A luxurious meal to help you beat the January blues

Give yourself a plate of luxury to blast away the winter blues says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora hotel in Crawley.

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Rully ' Reuilly, Fuisse ' Fume

RICHARD ESLING: Care needed in choosing wines with similar names

It’s one of those debates that will probably carry on forever.

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British Airways research shows most people don't take two-week breaks

Workers fear two-week holidays are ‘frowned on’ by employers

More than a third of people living in the South East do not take a two-week holiday because they believe it’s frowned on and discouraged at their workplace, a study has shown.

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Herb crusted cassoulet

DAVID WOODS: A colourful herbal remedy for a gloomy winter

For instant colour and flavour just add fresh herbs says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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Manhattan: An isle of joy

Reflecting on the words and music of two of New York’s most famous sons; lyricist Lorenz Milton Hart and composer, Richard Charles Rodgers ‘the great big city’s a wondrous toy, just made for a girl and boy, we’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy’....

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A selection of 'vinous' treats

RICHARD ESLING: Wine treats for those on two legs or four

At the risk of being accused of ‘shutting the stable door’, I’m going to write about presents – wine related of course.

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A British retreat bringing a touch of understated style to Dubai

I wonder what the original owner of Dukes Hotel London would have made of their hotel’s new sister property, the sparkling, fresh out of the wrapper Dukes Dubai?

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