English winery Chapel Down seeks £4m from crowdfunding

    English winemaker Chapel Down is aiming raise up to £4m via crowdfunding to expand its vineyard holdings and prepare for a coming consolidation period in the English wine sector. Chapel Down has launched the fundraising project via crowdsourcing website Seedrs.

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    The Kings of Charlottesville (Part 1 of 2)

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      … as being the director of winemaking for his family’s large company, does his own personal small production label Sera Fina, and if that wasn’t enough he also oversees the newest project, making fine ciders under the Cider Brothers label. There’s even an apple cider & Pinot Grigio blend, these are craft ciders that appeal to new cider drinkers…

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      Recipes: Fall Friendly Cocktails, 2014

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      Date night Houston with Tracie P, fantastic conch ceviche & groovy Bourgogne blanc

      … apple cider notes, I was worried that it might go south. But it quickly snapped into focus and white and white stone fruit aromas and flavors emerged along with good balance in alcohol and acidity. I didn’t know the wine but Monday morning googling revealed that it’s pretty hard to come by. The fact that you can drink it here is another example…

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      Celebrating Canada Braai Day 2014

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      Vegan, Gluten Free, Seasonal, Apple Cider Donuts at Sweet Avenue, Rutherford, NJ

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