Finalists announced for the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards

The Finalists have been announced for the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards after an extended ten-month programme. 91 entries were received into the awards, with 60 selected as finalists who are now in suspense until the Awards day scheduled for 4th February, when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver, Bronze or a Special […]

Enter the Great Taste Awards 2021

The Great Taste Awards have launched a How To Guide to help food and drink businesses across the UK enter this prestigious award. General entry for the awards starts on 15th February 2021, with final judging and award winners being announced in the summer. View the handy video and get ready to complete your entry […]

Taste of the West Champions announced

The overall winners of this year’s Taste of the West Product Awards, title sponsored by financial experts Old Mill, were announced last week and 25 champion awards were awarded to food and drink producers from across the South West – in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. In Dorset, Clipper Teas’ Peppermint tea bags […]

DF&D members win big at Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

While the current restrictions prevented any of these very worthy winners from attending a prestigious event to collect their awards, we’re hoping that they are all celebrating at home! The following members were acknowledged at this year’s awards. In the Best Farm Shop category, sponsored by Furleigh Estates, Jurassic Coast Farm Shop in Dorchester came […]

Capreolus Fine Foods win Golden Fork

Congratulations to Capreolus Fine Foods as their Smoked Pancetta grabs Golden Fork for the South West! Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has reached its grand finale for 2020, with the Great Taste Golden Fork from the South West presented to Capreolus Fine Foods from Rampisham, Dorset for its Smoked Pancetta. Using age-old curing techniques combined […]

The search is underway to find the best local food retailer in your region

Local food retailers including butchers, bakers, greengrocers and farm shops were just some of the lockdown heroes that have hit the headlines during the pandemic. Over the last few months there have been so many wonderful stories on how retailers have gone above and beyond to help their customers, staff, suppliers and communities during the […]

Congratulations to this year’s Great Taste Awards winners!

The Great Taste Awards are one of the world’s largest food and drink awards and with over 12,700 products being judged this year is also one of the world’s most trusted when it comes to accolades. Products entered receive 1, 2 or 3 star accolades all of which are highly respected seals of approval. This […]

Finalists announced for Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

Sponsored by Dorset Food and Drink, the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards, hosted by Dorset Magazine, are entering their second round of judging with the winners to be announced in the December issue. Because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, to ensure the safety of everyone involved, this year’s event will be run […]