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Keep up to date with everything that’s happening at Bolney. Whether it’s an exciting product release, new seasonal café menu or latest award win, our news section is where you’ll hear it first! Plus, find exclusive vineyard updates, perfect pairings, recipes, top tips and more in our Bolney blog.

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How Long Does Wine Last Unopened? All Your Questions Answered

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Spring in the Vineyard

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It’s spring here at Bolney, and the sun is waking the vines from their well-deserved winter’s rest.   
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How To Host The Best Easter Lunch

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Lighter days, chirping birds and flowers bursting into bloom, Easter marks the start of the changing seasons. With spring in the air following the crisp winter, we take a look at how to create the...
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Spring into Sussex

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As mornings get brighter and daffodils decorate the woodlands, spring has truly sprung here in Sussex.  Warmer temperatures are very much welcomed as we head out into the sunshine and enjoy the...
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Everything you need to know about beer

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The term beer covers a multitude of varieties which can be covered by the two most common terms; Ale and Lager, underneath these you’ll find a style to fit any palate. 
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Top 5 Father’s Day activities in Sussex

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That special Sunday in June is right around the corner and like most of us, you’ll probably be thinking ‘what do I get a man who has everything?’ Well to celebrate the men who raised...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Meet our Winemaker, Cara Lee Dely

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When Sam Linter, Bolney MD and Head Winemaker, first took the reins of Bolney back in 1995, she was determined to make a change. For Sam, it wasn’t just about pushing boundaries when it came to...
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January in the Vineyard

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Clear blue skies, winter sunshine and glistening frost decorating the vines, visiting our Estate in the winter is just as breathtaking as it is in the summer.
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Unique Valentine’s Day ideas

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Whether you love the buzz or loathe the sea of red and pink everywhere you look, there’s no hiding from the plethora of hearts, cheesy cards, and luxury chocolate boxes as we approach 14th...
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The best vegan wines for Veganuary

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It’s no secret that the vegan movement is gaining momentum year on year, and with new products launching daily and restaurants boasting plant-powered menus, it’s an exciting time to take the...
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Our guide to the perfect wedding wines

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Whichever part of your wedding day you are thinking about, there is one thing that will feature in almost every moment of your celebrations…the wedding wine. Here at Bolney, we (naturally) know a...
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A look back at Bolney 2021

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As 2021 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at a year of Bolney. It’s been another unprecedented year with it’s fair share of challenges, but we’ve also had lots to celebrate. Much of...
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Sparkling Wines to celebrate with this New Year’s Eve

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The presents may have been opened but the festivities are far from over. If you’re looking for the best champagne alternative for new year’s, why not try English wine? Whether you’re having a...
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‘What sets a Magnum apart?’ – your questions answered

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What’s better than one bottle of English wine? The answer may be two, but that’s not the only reason why magnums grow more popular year on year. Whether it’s as a showstopper at a dinner party...
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The Best Wine and Food Pairings for Christmas Day

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The gifts have been wrapped, the stockings filled, and the Christmas dinner is gently sizzling in the oven; all that’s left now is to pop open the wine! Read on to discover the best Christmas wines...
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Five places to enjoy a roast dinner in Sussex

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What greater comfort on a chilly Sunday afternoon than a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings? Luckily for us, Sussex offers a range of unique restaurants and pubs that serve a mean Sunday...
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Gift Guide: The Best Christmas Gifts For Him

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Step away from the socks and aftershave and win his heart with our holiday gifts for him, for every personality. From the classic wine connoisseur to the cocktail lover and beyond, discover our...
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The Best Mulled Wine Recipe

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There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a glass of homemade mulled wine. Whether it’s the family tradition of having a glass whilst decorating your home, catching up with...
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The Bolney Christmas Gift Guide for Her

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but there is no sugar coating that it can be that little bit stressful when it comes to choosing the perfect gift.
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Meet the Team: Vineyard and Winery

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As our 2021 harvest continues, we wanted to celebrate some of our amazing team who have made it such a success. From our vineyard team who have worked around the clock to care for our grapes over the...
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Autumnal Walks to enjoy in West Sussex

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With the cooler weather drawing in, there’s no better time to experience Sussex in its autumnal glory as leaves turn orange and crunch underneath your walking boots. Whether you’re a seasoned...
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Supplier of the Month – Love Cocoa

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This month we are proud to have added Love Cocoa to our range of luxury, British suppliers, both in store and online. We spoke to the team at Love Cocoa to find out more about their chocolate, their...
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Foraging at Bolney

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Our Guided by Nature ethos leads everything we do here at Bolney, including the food we serve. We’re lucky that our Estate is home to some incredible foraging opportunities, and our chefs love to...
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Preparing for Harvest

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August has been another busy month at Bolney, and thanks to the fantastic work from our team the vines are thriving, and the grapes are growing, which is always welcome news.
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Picturesque places to experience Afternoon Tea in Sussex

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Fresh sandwiches, fluffy light scones decorated in fruity preserve and clotted cream, it can only be the truly decadent tradition of English Afternoon Tea that we are talking about. Whilst we...
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A moment for rosé – busting the most common myths

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It’s pink, it’s picture perfect and it’s surrounded by a whole lot of myths. Read on as we bust some of the most common myths about rosé. 
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Top 4 picnic spots in Sussex

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It is safe to say there is no tradition more quintessentially British than enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors. Read our guide on creating the ultimate picnic, from selecting the perfect location...
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Summer in the Vineyard

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As life begins to return to normal and our estate is filled with the sounds of glasses clinking, bottles popping and people enjoying themselves, you may notice that our vineyard is a hive of...
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Meet the Team: The Chefs

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If you visit us for a spot of lunch, glass of bubbles, a tasting event, vineyard tour or anything else foodie, you’re sure to see our lovely chefs cooking you up a feast through our kitchen...
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Everything you need to know about gin

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Whether it’s a summer’s day or winter’s night, a gin & tonic is rarely out of place, in fact you might go as far to say that it has become a staple among the drinking community. Find out...
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The Beginners Guide to Wine

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Evolve from wine beginner to expert with our guide to drinking wine. You’ll be a wine connoisseur in no time!
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How to Taste Wine

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Wondering what you can do to improve your tasting technique and knowledge? If so, this guide on how to taste wine will help you.
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A beginner’s guide to food and wine pairing

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If you’re curious about what you eat and drink, then you might find yourself wondering what to drink with your favourite meals. We’ve created this article which includes our favourite tips and...
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How to cook with wine

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By now you know that wine isn’t just for drinking – it can be used for cooking as well. Discover which types of wine are best for cooking with, here in this handy guide.
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How to serve your wine

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Wine is something to be savoured and enjoyed, and the best way to do that is to ensure it’s served correctly – at the right temperature, and ideally in the best kind of glass. In this...
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The perfect gin cocktails to enjoy at home

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If you’re a fan of gin, you’ll love our gin cocktails. Gins herbal flavor lends itself to refreshing cocktails. Our Bolney gin based cocktails recipes are easy to make and bursting with flavour.
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How to conduct a beer and wine tasting at home

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Whether you’re an expert, enthusiast, or just a wine and beer lover this blog post will guide you through everything you need to host your very own beer and wine tasting. First and foremost, you...
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Host your own wine and cheese night

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Nothing goes together better than cheese and wine, so hosting your own cheese and wine party is the perfect excuse to share some memories over a few glasses of award-winning English wine.
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The Sussex Holiday Guide

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Whether you’re looking for sandy beaches or bustling towns, tranquil country settings or family friendly destinations, a luxury night away or a cosy stay in the country, Sussex has it all.
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How to enjoy Vermouth

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Vermouth is a fortified wine, which means it has had a spirit added to it to increase the alcohol content, giving it a heat on the palate and making it last for a bit longer once opened than standard...
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Top 5 Tips On Storing Wine

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Wine can be an investment, whether it’s for long-ageing or kept for special occasions, it is important to know how to store your wine properly, find out here.
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Wine and Cheese Pairing for Beginners

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We’re passionate about our wines and helping our customers know the best ways to enjoy them. One such way is perfectly paired a slice of creamy cheese.
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What is Vermouth

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Here at Bolney, we love vermouth. But something we get asked a lot is what vermouth actually is, and how it should be drunk.
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Best Wines For Your Wedding: Picking Wines

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One of the details you may overlook when planning a wedding reception is the wine. You might have planned some cocktails for welcoming and a bar for later in the evening, but have you thought about...
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Chocolate and Wine Pairing

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Looking for the ultimate treat and how to make the most out of it? Pairing wine and chocolate is a must. Discover the best pairings in our wine and chocolate pairing guide.
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Wine pairings with Canapés

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To achieve the best match when pairing wine with canapés, it is necessary to analyse the basic components in both the wine and the food. The principal is to try to balance them so that neither the...