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Tuscan Wines: What a Fiasco!

Stephen Wilcock, General Manager of the Borrowdale Hotel, is one of only 25 Master Sommeliers in Europe with such high qualifications. Stephen enjoys preparing special wine tasting events focusing on wines around the world, as well as working with the … Continue reading

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A lesson in Rioja

  Stephen Wilcock, Master Sommelier at the Borrowdale Hotel, explains the interesting story behind this classic Spanish favourite.

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Borrowdale Wine Dinner raises £9,000 for charity!

  Alexandra Curatolo, from Curatolo Arini Wines, brought a touch of glamour and some Sicilian sunshine to a November night at the Borrowdale Hotel.  

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Wine tasting tips #7: 2012; A Wine Maker’s Vintage

This week Master Sommelier at the Borrowdale Hotel, Stephen Wilcock explains why 2012 may make a good year for wine. The weather has such a major effect on the outcome of the year’s growth we should look at how it affects vine … Continue reading

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October Events at Lake District Hotels

A new month means another event update from Lake District Hotels.. Will you be making a trip to Cumbria to experience autumn in the Lakes District? It’s well worth a visit! Here’s what you can also enjoy with us in October:

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Molecular Gastronomy at the Inn on the Lake!

You won’t believe what’s going on behind the scenes in the kitchens of the Lake District Hotels at the moment!

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Family Break competition winner announced!

  You might remember our family breaks competition that took place throughout August. Today we’re very pleased to announce that the winner of the amazing prize is Heather Marrison!! Heather and her family have booked a stay at the Skiddaw … Continue reading

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Wine tasting tips #6: Taking a fresh look at Muscadet!

Today on the blog we have another great article from our Borrowdale Hotel Master Sommelier, Stephen Wilcock. Did you know that now there’s an ‘r’ in the month it means its oyster season? And what’s the perfect wine accompaniment for … Continue reading

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September Recipe of the Month 2012 – Rolled tenderloin of pork with celeriac puree and roast root vegetables

  After the Inn on the Lake was awarded four stars and two rosettes by the AA we thought it was only right to let head chef Fraser Soutar pick our recipe of the month for September! Asked why he … Continue reading

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Wine tasting tips #5: How UFOs play a part in the history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine!

This week Master Sommelier at the Borrowdale Hotel, Stephen Wilcock takes us through the history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This includes the extreme measures people took to protect the precious vineyards that produce it!

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