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Beaujolais

Tchin tchin! Beaujolais Nouveau

Tchin tchin! Beaujolais Nouveau 2000 1333 The Editor

Possibly the world’s largest wine bash, Beaujolais Nouveau takes place on the third Thursday of November, this year falling on the 21st November. This is the date the Beaujolais Nouveau hits the shelves worldwide – retailers are not allowed to sell this year’s vintage before this date. Beaujolais is a wine region in Burgundy, France. For centuries, the wine was…

Arreton Barns - Christmas Tree

It’s time to Make Your Mind Up!

It’s time to Make Your Mind Up! 2000 1333 The Editor

Get those rara skirts at the ready, crimp your hair and dig out that piano tie and step back in time to the 80s with Jack Up Christmas. To get you all in the festive spirit (we don’t mean the 80s favourite Advocaat) Taste will be giving away a set of two tickets to one lucky follower. On Saturday 23rd…

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“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks

“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks 2000 1333 The Editor

Despite the clocks going back, these cold dark mornings are hard work so a nourishing bowl is the perfect way to counteract those winter blues and set you up in the best way for the day. No matter if you like it sweet, fruity, savory or just plain here’s our rundown on where to fuel up. Caffe Isola Not only…

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Treat… or treat

Treat… or treat 2000 1333 The Editor

There are plenty of treats, as well as a few tricks, this Halloween, so we’ve taken the hard work out of finding five of the best sweet shops the Island has to offer… Sweet Memories, Arreton Barns Not only the home of some of the most handmade, sensational fudge on the Island, but also a treasure trove of lollipops, chocolates…

Pizza

You’ll always have a pizza my heart

You’ll always have a pizza my heart 2000 1333 The Editor

When the moon hit’s your eye like a big pizza pie… as summer draws to an end and the opportunity to eat alfresco will soon be over, we thought we’d do a quick run down of some of the best pizzerias the Island has to offer, because what’s better than a scummy handmade pizza and a crisp glass of wine or chilled beer? We…

An oh so yummy supper club

An oh so yummy supper club

An oh so yummy supper club 2000 1333 The Editor

On Friday 4th October Taste was invited to try a new supper club event on the Island. This genius idea is the brainchild of Paul Thorley, Something Yummy. Paul is looking to roll out monthly events across the Island inviting foodie lovers to a special, individually themed dining experience. Keep reading to see how you can get involved and grab…

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Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island

Eat your way around the world… without leaving the Island 2000 1500 The Editor

The Isle of Wight is known as England in miniature but within this little mini UK you can explore the world through your taste buds. Basque Kitchen Using some of the best seasonal produce the Isle of Wight has to offer and pairing it with ingredients important from Spain, Basque Kitchen brings a taste of Spain to our sunny shores.…

The future is plastic free

The future is plastic free

The future is plastic free 2000 1333 The Editor

Ever since we all saw Blue Planet, the threat of single use plastic has never been so at the forefront of everyone’s mind. From big chains such as Morrrison’s encouraging you to bring in tubs from home for produce and switching to paper bags to fast food restaurants like McDonalds moving to paper straws (and what an outcry that was…

October’s seasonal goodies

October’s seasonal goodies

October’s seasonal goodies 2000 1124 The Editor

October, the month where chilly crisp mornings are a favourite, walking through crunchy leaves and of course Halloween, but what does Mother Nature have to offer-up this month. Here’s a quick guide to some of the tasty, fresh fruits and veg you can pick up this month. Pumpkin Of course we had to start with this versatile orange squash. Perfect…

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day 2000 1124 The Editor

Observed all around the world, 1st October marks World Vegetarian Day. So why not go meat free today and try some of these places serving up tasty veggie options. We’ve selected five must trys… Enjoy! Tansy’s Pantry, Godshill Tuck into plant based cuisine at the latest restaurant edition to the chocolate-box village of Godshill. Peach, Newport Proving popular since it…