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 […]

Play cupid this Valentine’s with Fordington Gin

If your significant other is something of a gin connoisseur, show them you care by picking up a bottle of Fordington Gin’s Cupid’s Bow, a deliciously pink gin with flavours of strawberry, hibiscus and a hint of vanilla. It’s the perfect gin for an atmospheric lockdown date, whether you’re in the same household or meeting […]

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 […]

Grounded Coffee open new shop in Poole

Grounded Coffee is one of several businesses who are part of the new Kingland Project in Poole High Street, where ten empty shops have been renovated and offered to small, local, independent businesses. Over the past few months, the units at Kingland Crescent were stripped out and the buildings completely repainted as part of a […]

Christmas wine suggestions from Morrish and Banham

If you’re starting to gather together your food and drink for Christmas Day and are wondering what on earth to serve with dinner, Caroline from Morrish and Banham has you covered with these tasty tipples, perfect for Christmas! On Christmas morning,  what better way of an aperitif than a glass of Dorset Fizz or indeed […]

Langham Wine Estate is the IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2020!

It’s official – English Sparking wine has beaten top Champagne brands in this years’ International Wine & Spirits Competition. We are absolutely delighted to announce that our single estate vineyard, from the heart of Dorset, England, has just won one of the most prestigious awards a producer can win – the IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer […]

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 […]

Dorset Food and Drink team up with Food from England

A powerful new group has been formed to give England’s food and drink industry a strong collective voice in the wake of Covid-19 and Brexit, with Dorset Food and Drink being one of the organisations involved. Food from England has been created from more than 30 regional groups which represent over 43,000 businesses. It will […]

Stir Up Sunday – 22nd November 2020

If you’re someone who is well versed in the making of Christmas Pudding, you’ll already be aware of Stir Up Sunday, but if not, here is a brief run down of why this day is so important. Traditionally, Stir Up Sunday is the day when families get together to prepare the Christmas Pudding something that […]

Enjoy the sculptures and stock up on chili sauce!

Weymouth 51, creator of artisan chilli sauces has announced that Sculpture By the Lakes’ shop is now stocking their products giving you even more chances to pick up their delicious sauces. Weymouth 51 grow all their own chilis using quality seeds to create their incredible range of sauces and with more than 50 different variety […]