Wednesday 5 October 2011

English Wine at Farm Direct

The Farm Direct wine, beer and cider section went live in August and has been really popular. Our biggest worry when sourcing for this section was that we wanted to have only English products. Beer, larger and cider is something us Brits do well, but what about English wine?

We went on a journey of discovery and were delighted with what we have found. The vineyard that we source our wine from - Three Choirs - has a wonderful range of English white wine and a fab sparkling number. Three Choirs is in Gloucestershire, and is one of England's leading and most awarded, single estate vineyard. It is an 80 acre vineyard making it one of the largest in the UK and has been producing wine since 1976. With its own microclimate sheltered between the Malverns and the Brecon Beacons it has an average rainfall of 20 inches per annum.

Over the coming months we will be expanding our English wine section to include more reds, rose and sparklings from new and exciting English vineyards so watch this space.

Christmas is Coming to Farm Direct

It may seem like we've not left summer behind us quite yet, but here in the Farm Direct office we're busy planning our Christmas range. Our turkey and goose pre-ordering service has just gone live so take a look at what we've got on offer. Over the coming weeks this section will get all manner of foodie delights that can help you and your friends and family celebrate the festive season.

Our free range turkeys are from Temple Farm. They are fed only natural foods and are dry plucked then hung for a minimum of seven days. This means that come Christmas dinner time, you'll be enjoying the finest flavoured turkey you could imagine.

Our free range goose come from Whews Farm. They are reared in open grassland where they live outside with hedges for shade and shelter. They are traditionally hung which will tenderise and add flavour.

Gill Wing Farm are supplying our organic birds this Christmas and as always they are top quality and all roam happily together and roost in the trees in their farm just outside of Tunbridge Wells.

Order online or by phone and have it delivered direct to you or pick up from our Islington Depot.