Grapes, Hops and Junipers

Heard it on the grapevine? They’re not just good, but officially brilliant! England’s favourite tipples – from its crisp sparkling whites to its treacly dark ales – are an award-winning string in our country’s food and drink bow. And with the soldierly ranks of vines basking in the warm summer sunshine and hops and berries slowly swelling on the bough, this is a great time to get out and discover the quirky stories and picturesque settings behind our grapes and our grain. From vineyard tours and gin tastings, to boutique breweries and beer festivals, we say swig, savour and same again please!

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Experience wine-making the way it always was

Experience wine-making the way it always was

Enjoy an organic tipple among the vines of an English country gem.

Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Countryside
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Choose between red, white or rosé at Sealwood Cottage

Choose between red, white or rosé at Sealwood Cottage

Sample the fruits of this Derbyshire vineyard in the charming countryside of The National Forest, and then go to sleep in a pyramid-roofed bedroom.

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Take a trip around the world's wines.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Sample local ales or make your own in Derby

Sample local ales or make your own in Derby

Brew up a storm in Derby, the real ale capital of England. Brew your own or tour pub gems, the pints are frothing and waiting for you.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Enjoy a drink at England’s oldest pub

Enjoy a drink at England’s oldest pub

Built into a cave system underneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (or ‘The Trip’ as locals call it) is a legend among English inns.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

The oldest working gin distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Breweries and distilleries
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Chapel Down Winery

Chapel Down Winery

An award-winning vineyard in the heart of Kent.

Location: Tenterden, Kent

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Find the only beer still traditionally crafted in oak casks by the last remaining brewer in town, on the fringes of England’s National Forest.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Beer has been produced at Palmers Brewery for more than 200 years using ancient techniques.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

Breweries and distilleries
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Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North, Holmfirth

Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North, Holmfirth

Cider anyone? Head to Deanhouse Farm, nestled in the Holme Valley and enjoy a sup or two of local, artisan cider producer, Rob North’s passion.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Make your own apple juice in the heart of the Chilterns

Make your own apple juice in the heart of the Chilterns

Spend a weekend at Chiltern Ridge and make your own apple juice, and explore the two acre site and surrounding Chiltern Hills.

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Regional specialities
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Enjoy fine wines at Denbies Wine Estate

Enjoy fine wines at Denbies Wine Estate

Plan your day out to this famous English vineyard overlooking Box Hill and taste some great wines on its wine tours.

Location: Dorking, Surrey

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Raise a glass in the South Downs countryside

Raise a glass in the South Downs countryside

English sparkling wine is enjoying a renaissance.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Taste fine wine at Tanners Wines

Taste fine wine at Tanners Wines

Don’t miss a trip to Tanners Wines, independent and family-owned since 1842 which is one of the top wine merchants in the UK.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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See how real ale is made in York

See how real ale is made in York

Visit York Brewery the only traditional working brewery with the first real ales from for over 40 years.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Do you love real ale? Then visit The Bridge Tavern, situated near the North East's most iconic landmark - The Tyne Bridge.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Breweries and distilleries
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Give your taste buds a treat at the Furleigh Estate vineyard

Give your taste buds a treat at the Furleigh Estate vineyard

Explore the peace and tranquillity of the Furleigh Estate vineyard, before getting down to the real business of testing out the wines for yourself.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

Picturesque places
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Sample a selection of wines at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Sample a selection of wines at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Dedham Vale Vineyard is a great place to experience wine tasting whilst enjoying the pristine rolling English countryside.

Location: Boxted near Colchester, Essex

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Take a tour of Adnams Copper House Distillery

Take a tour of Adnams Copper House Distillery

The most energy-efficient distillery in the UK, producing high quality vodka, gin, whisky and more from grin to glass.

Location: Southwold, Suffolk

Regional specialities

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