Food & Drink

Mon, 16:38

It’s Burns Night next week and normally I would be writing about winter warming wines that are great to match with haggis. This year is no exception as Bremerton Wines in Langhorn Creek in Australia produce fantastic spicy peppery wines from Shiraz & Cabernet etc and I have chosen to focus on them this year. Another reason is the wine they named Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz to reflect their Scottish heritage.

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The first live acts appearing at Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival in St Albans have been announced with the line-up including chart-toppers Will Young and Razorlight.

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Food writer Becky Alexander checks out one of the town’s most popular pubs...

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Festive meals with many courses, rich foods especially puddings and cake with delicious wines can take their toll on our waistlines and livers and thoughts of giving them up are thrust upon us in the media proclaiming that dry January is the way forward as well as plain small meals.

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Pass the port...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Vintage, late bottled vintage, vintage character… all of these are terms used by port houses to describe different wines in their range but what do they mean much to you if you’re looking for a digestif to round off a meal or to accompany the cheese?

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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

Friday, January 4, 2019
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There’s a lot to get excited about in 2019, with a year jam-packed full of food, films and festivals as St Albans becomes the go-to place for some major events, and gets to grips with its own Roman history.

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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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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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