Food & Drink

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Aren’t all wines vegan or at least vegetarian? Can you recommend a vegetarian or vegan wine to go with a certain dish? Both questions we are frequently being asked at Flagship Wines, so what are the answers?

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I was a ‘70s kid so swimming trips meant a bag of crisps afterwards, and chips if we had time. I am sure the GB Olympic training squads would roll their eyes at that; it was a very different time!

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Did you know that Syrah and Shiraz come from the same variety of grape? Which one do you prefer?

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Okka gets it just right

Friday, August 31, 2018

As many of us return from summer holidays, yet aren’t quite ready to leave behind the warm climates and delicious food, can I suggest a trip to Okka in Harpenden? It’s warm welcome and Turkish/Mediterranean cooking will take you straight back to happy memories.

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This unusually long hot and sunny summer - and it’s still only the beginning of August! - is a heyday for producers of refreshing summer drinks of all kinds. In wine terms that means light crisp whites and pale interesting rosés from around the world, in both still and sparkling styles.

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St Albans Literary Festival

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Herts Ad columnist Rupert Evershed brought ‘Nature: in all its glory’ to a recent workshop at Marlborough Science Academy.

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With stories covering the likes of Bowie, Brexit, the BID, Butterfly World, The Brickyard and the Berlin Wall, it certainly hasn’t been a quiet year for the Herts Advertiser.

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Hundreds of book lovers of all ages joined in a week of talks, workshops and activities for the second St Albans Literary Festival.

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With 23 novels, four television series, two novellas, five short stories and counting, Peter Robinson’s creation Inspector Alan Banks is a household name.

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Next week sees the start of the second St Albans Literary Festival, with a packed programme of events taking place between July 4-10.

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St Albans Film Festival

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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An actress who grew up in St Albans is debuting her short film about a man with dementia at the St Albans Film Festival.

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A Harpenden filmmaker has made a documentary about domestic abuse which will premiere at the St Albans Film Festival.

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St Albans’ popular summer film festival is returning to the city with another jam-packed schedule.

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Hit movie musical The Greatest Showman will be screened in the grounds of St Albans Cathedral next month – with ticket holders able to pay what they can to see it.

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Imagine if all of the 50 members of staff working for the council paid a drastically discounted £5 a day for the privilege of parking at the Civic Centre...

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Harpenden Highland Gathering

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Around 6,000 people attended the Highland Gathering in Harpenden last weekend to dance, listen to traditional Scottish bands and throw haggis.

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Harpenden Lions Club, which raises money to help those in need, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of bringing life skills education to local schools.

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