Stop Press: our friends at The Little Kitchen Company are offering a free coffee to all Muddy Readers when you order brunch or lunch. Just show this page when you visit!
To most of us — raised on Friends and Central Perk and Rachel-Ross’ will they won’t they-ing — brunch culture holds a special appeal: an easy amble to your neighbourhood cafe for flat-whites, poached eggs and papers.
All this disappears in a puff of petrol fumes, when you motor your life and worldly possessions from SW1 into deepest Hampshire.
It’s been a long winter so let’s be honest, a short-break would not go amiss. The brilliant Debbie, aka. Ms Muddy Sussex, found this stunning winery across the Hants/Sussex borders in the sprawling South Downs. Have you popped over to Muddy Sussex yet? Oh, but you must! Over to you Debbie…
Ever keeled over on a settee hugging a bottle of Pinot Noir? No, me neither <cough>.
OK, time to dump the jammy Jacob’s Creek associations, turns out that Oz produces some mighty fine wine. Forgive the negativity — I’m married to a Kiwi so a touch of Antipodean rivalry goes with the territory, but my, my it seems that Caviste is about to turn my prejudices WAY down-under; sorry, but that was too easy.
If you haven’t come across this Overton-based wine merchant, then pop down (the Co op, a.k.a.
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