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      Central London winery to make English wine

      Decanter - - 13 readers - London Cru, the winery in the heart of the UK capital, is to make its first English wine from the 2014 vintage after being impressed with the quality of this year's harvest. London Cru's winemaker, Gavin MoneryLondon Cru has arranged to buy 3,000 kilos of Bacchus grapes from Sandhurst Vineyards in Kent, southern England, which should be enough to produce around 2,000 bottles of still wine.

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      Native Sun, Purple Star wines find home near Red Mountain

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      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

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      1 readers - By Hoot n Annie

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      6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

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      4 readers - By Wine Folly

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      4 readers - By WineDR

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      2 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: October 22-25, 2014

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      5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

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      2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

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      2 readers - By Decanter

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      3 readers - By Diane Letulle/ Wine Lover's Journal

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      2 readers - By Don Carter/

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