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Here's to 2017 and all the bottles we can enjoy together ...
We are halfway through January and as I write, it is according to the papers "Blue Monday".  As far as I can see from what the papers are writing most days are "Blue" what with the likes of Trump, Putin, Brexit, rail strikes, weather, Dry January - need I go on?
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Christmas Orders
We just wanted to let you know our opening hours over the Festive period.
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Hunters Wines Hunters Wines
James is the next generation in the Hunter family who will be taking this iconic winery to its next stage under the watchful eye of his Aunt Jane, who is still very much hands on ensuring everything is as it should be.
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Wine Makers Dinners

Tuesday 22th October 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Wine Makers Dinners

James Burton @vallumcooking, Pop up Restaurant at the Rat Inn @ratales

Well we all had a great night at James Burton's pop up restaurant evening at the Rat Inn
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Friday 18th October 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Wine Makers Dinners

Joseph Perrier Champagne Dinner

Joseph Perrier Champagne Dinner I am getting excited and my gastric juices are begining to flow at the thought of it. What is causing this you may well ask?
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Wednesday 24th July 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Wine Makers Dinners

James Burton @ The Kitchen Garden

Last Friday night (19 July) was a memorable night! James Burton did a guest night at Emily Cookson's Kitchen Garden Cafe. Needless to say Jame's cooking was up to the mark, you can understand why he was a finalist in Masterchef last year.
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Wednesday 17th October 2012 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Wine Makers Dinners

Wine Makers Dinner hosted by Jame's MacDonald of Hunter's, New Zealand

We have a long association with Hunter's Wines in New Zealand and have been selling their wines for the past 22 years. We are delighted to be welcoming James on his first trip to the North East and to The Rat Inn.
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Tuesday 17th April 2012 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Wine Makers Dinners

Chilean Wine Dinner

Michael has carefully selected 5 wines to accompany a menu created by Ian Lowrey, of Cafe Lowry, Ponteland.
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