Prosecco & Champagne: did you know? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk As The Merchant Hotel’s Festival of Prosecco returns this September, Marco Marro, food and beverage manager for The Merchant Hotel shares seven lesser-known facts about the world’s most popular fizz: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/food-drink/prosecco-champagne-did-you-know-38441566.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38441565.ece/ee046/AUTOCROP/h342/Festival%20of%20Prosecco%206.jpg Email As The Merchant Hotel’s Festival of Prosecco returns this September, Marco Marro, food and beverage manager for The Merchant Hotel shares seven lesser-known facts about the world’s most popular fizz: 1. The Prosecco region in north-eastern Veneto, Italy was recently added to the Unesco World Heritage list (July 2019). 2. A Prosecco is only a Prosecco if it’s made with white grapes (so, technically, you can’t call a Rosé Prosecco a Prosecco!) 3. That may soon … [Read more...] about Prosecco & Champagne: did you know?
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This wonderful postcard view was taken at one of Leicester’s parks in the 1930s. We wonder how many readers know that there used to be a boating lake at Humberstone Park? By the looks of the photograph, it was not exactly large but visitors were able to hire a variety of crafts for a sail on the lake. Canoes and pedaloes are all in use in this lovely image, which also shows the park’s tennis courts. The park opened in about 1925 and, in those days, boasted a stream (Bushby Brook) and waterfall as well as the boating lake. The brook was dammed to create the boating lake. It was straightened out in the 1950s when, we assume, the boating lake was lost. Want to read more Leicestershire nostalgia? Humberstone Park was one of six conceived in the 1920s by the city corporation to cater for Leicester’s expanding suburbs. The others which were built around this time were Braunstone, Knighton, Evington, Rushey Fields and Aylestone. … [Read more...] about Did you know this Leicester park used to have a boating lake?
Quiz PUBLISHED: 08:47 21 June 2019 | UPDATED: 08:47 21 June 2019 Ruth Lawes Norwich Market and Gentlemans Walk. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2015 Plentiful boozers and cobbled streets, Norwich is famous for its picturesque centre and rich history - but there's a whole lot more than meets the eye. Take our interactive quiz to test your weird Norwich knowledge. Did you know, for example, The Beatles performed on Prince Of Wales road one week before their first number 1? And that fear spread like wild fire when Jonathan Davey announced he intended to 'put a hole in the Kings Head'? He didn't actually get round to murdering the monarch, but instead knocked down the Kings Head pub to make way for Davey Place.This trivia, and our quiz, is based on a new walking tour of Norwich, Know Norwich. Guided by volunteer city hosts, the hour-long, weekly tour is designed to uncover the city's quirks.Castle Meadow leading to … [Read more...] about How well do you know secret Norwich? Take our quiz
PUBLISHED: 20:00 20 June 2019 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Vegee is a completely plant-based deli in Lowestoft where everything is made fresh every day Picture: Mark Gee Archant Vegee brings homemade plant-based food and a vegan store to the coastal town. Vegee is a completely plant-based deli in Lowestoft where everything is made fresh every day Picture: Mark GeeMark Gee never set out to become Lowestoft's first vegan deli. It just turned out that way.The chef, best known for working his culinary magic on fish and seafood at his restaurant, Mark Gee at the Tramway Hotel, was coaxed into opened the new venture alongside his vegan daughter a year ago on London Road South. Last August the fledgling business moved to the hotel. And, despite his daughter moving away, Mark's deli has survived, trailblazing for the vegan movement in this little corner of East Anglia.Vegee, as it's known has, says Mark, been "doing quite well" although it's not been without its … [Read more...] about Did you know about this vegan deli in Suffolk?
PUBLISHED: 20:29 15 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:32 16 May 2019 Steve Russell George in Scotland in 2010 for a niece's wedding Picture: COURTESY FRANCES JOBSON Archant He was involved with Norwich Shopmobility and the Boudicca Way trail, and checking that shops and restaurants had decent access George rowing at Flatford when he was 10 or 11 Picture: COURTESY FRANCES JOBSONMost of us still reach for easy stereotypes, don't we? We see someone in a wheelchair and think disability defines them. We rarely talk to them and discover, perhaps, they once had a different kind of life. It probably doesn't even cross our minds that being "disabled" isn't the end of the road.Which is why we all ought to know about George Saunders.Before the very rare condition Guillain-Barré Syndrome put him in a wheelchair, George had graduated in maths and physics; worked in Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan; and narrowly escaped a bomb explosion at the railway station in Rangoon … [Read more...] about Did you know Norwich disability campaigner George Saunders?