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The Island’s Secret – Adgestone Vineyard’s Blue Sparkling Wine Recipe

The Island’s Secret – Adgestone Vineyard’s Blue Sparkling Wine Recipe 1709 2048 Claire Kennard

Adgestone Vineyard are the first winery to create a vibrant blue sparkling wine and the closely guarded secret technique is one that is causing a ripples in the world of wine as other vineyards in Europe follow suit. The details of the process that Vigneron,  Russ Broughton has used to pull the blue colour out of Rondo grapes is coveted…

Local Meat is great and no mis-Steak!

Local Meat is great and no mis-Steak! 1000 667 Claire Kennard

When it comes to putting a menu together, can locally sourced meat really make much of a difference? We think there are so many benefits for you, your family and your local farmers. One of the biggest benefits of using meat from a nearby farm is that you can guarantee the freshness of the meat. Your know that local meat…

Cool Comes to Sandown – meet the Brewster from Boojum&Snark

Cool Comes to Sandown – meet the Brewster from Boojum&Snark 2048 1363 Claire Kennard

A touch of cool has come to Sandown with the Island’s first-ever solely craft beer taproom on the Isle of Wight. Boojum&Snark is sending out the Hackney vibe with an interior that is laidback, quirky and chic with an original art installation. On each table there is a glass bell and when you want a drink you ring for service!…

Make yours a ‘Banger’ of a barbecue

Make yours a ‘Banger’ of a barbecue 2000 1333 The Editor

With it set to be a scorcher over the weekend (and let’s face it, we’ve got nothing better to do) it’s time to fire up the barbecue and get yourselves in the mood for some al-fresco dining. We’ve put together another handy guide for you to make your barbecue the best it can be – from the best places to…

Veganuary

Vegan all-year-round not just for Veganuary

Vegan all-year-round not just for Veganuary 2000 1333 The Editor

A plant-based Isle of Wight guide from Steph and Guy at Peach Vegan Kitchen & Zero Waste Store We are nearing the end of the most widely publicised and participated Veganuary ever! With record numbers of consumers taking the opportunity to experiment with their eating habits and most eateries offering a variety of vegan options (many for the first time)…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2000 1333 The Editor

Today (24 January) is Chinese New Year’s Eve and it’s the year of the Rat. What does this mean if you’re born under this sign? Well, you tend to be clever, quick thinking and successful along with being organised, instinctive and adaptable. Are you celebrating the New Year with a takeaway tonight? Here’s a rundown of where to pick up…

The Fortune Cookie Quest

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back 2048 1366 The Editor

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back by popular demand! Between 1st – 14th February Robin Hill has hidden hundreds of prizes inside fortune cookies that are being distributed in Chinese restaurants across the Island. Experience the vibrancy, colour and flavours of Chinese New Year at Robin Hill this February half term with tickets to a dazzling display of award-winning illuminations…

Spirit of the Orient - Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill 2000 838 The Editor

Celebrating a tasty Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s Spirit of the Orient… The Island’s biggest Chinese New Year Celebration is back! Get set to experience the vibrancy, colour and of course the flavours of China’s famous festival at Robin Hill. Taking place during this February’s half term gates open from 6-10 pm daily between 14th – 22nd February 2020.…

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray! 2000 1333 The Editor

If there’s ever a day to celebrate Champagne and all things bubbly, it has to be New Years’ Eve! We all know for it to be called Champagne it has to be produced in the Champagne region of northern France. However, with the offering of something bubbly changing so much over the past 15 years, and the increasing popularity of…

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2000 1333 The Editor

After the decadence of Christmas Day and being couped up for a whole 24 hours, most of us are itching to get out of the house on Boxing Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do on 26th December. Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Settle back aboard a beautifully restored steam train as you…

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.