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Mar 25 2020

What makes a great sparkling wine?

No matter what style of sparkling wine, it is indeed the sparkle that is all-important. The bubble is dissolved carbon dioxide and it is the persistence, intensity and finesse of this that sets the quality of sparkling wine’s effervescence...
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Mar 24 2020

New look online wine shop

Whilst our Estate remains closed to the public our online wine shop is still open and today we have launched our new look online wine shop. Here you will be able to purchase all Hencote wines, including our Lifestyle and Estate range as well as our...
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Mar 19 2020

Coronavirus Update

Dear Guests of Hencote, On Monday 16th March, the British Government announced an escalation of ‘social distancing’ measures that strongly advised all members of the public to avoid non-essential social contact that included visiting theatres,...
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Mar 11 2020

Hencote and The Art of The Amphora

Vineyard and winery technology is always evolving, but traditionally the winemaking process has not changed in over 5000 years. Wine is made when grapes are harvested and pressed, natural yeast transforms the mixture through the process of...
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Mar 2 2020

Four great red wines for the colder weather

With the cold weather lingering why not relax in our lounge with a glass of wine – red wine. People often associate red wine with heartier foods such as roasts, chilli, Bolognese or stews. These winter warmers often complement a range of red...
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Feb 27 2020

In The Vineyard – February

Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas of Shropshire have suffered over the last few weeks with torrential rain sparking rising floodwaters. The River Severn has not been this high in 20-years and has already forced some local businesses to close and...
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Feb 2 2020

February events at Hencote

February is the month when romance blossoms and winter is on the final stretch before spring. Along with Valentine’s Day, we have two other events planned for wine connoisseurs and foodies everywhere – a wine tasting and a wine...
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Jan 30 2020

Afternoon tea arrives at Hencote

Afternoon tea is a tradition in Britain and its roots date back as far as the early nineteenth century. It was during this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford complained of a ‘sinking’ feeling during the late afternoon. The...
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Jan 15 2020

In The Vineyard

As the end of one decade passes the start of a new one brings exciting plans here at Hencote – where everything starts in the vineyard. The weather in January has been unforgiving at times and our vineyard team has battled the elements as they...
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