While some wine aficionados turn their nose up at a glass of English red
, its reputation has soared in recent years and pinot noir is one of the country's most successful grapes.
Alianca Bairrada Reserva Tinto 2011 (PS7.50 for the 2013 vintage at winetrust100.co.uk) is half the price of the English red
but double the delight.
Food ranges from pigeon, summer truffles and garden cabbage to sauteed fillet of English red
mullet with carrot and vanilla.
Beenleigh Red, produced on the Sharpham estate near Totnes, has three times been judged English red
of the year.
From the English Red
Caps and Sussex to the American Dominiques and New Hampshires to the feather footed Cochins, the top-knots of the Polish and the earmuffs of the Araucana.
The variety of forms and levels in the foyers could have been a visual jumble, but a rigorous discipline of colour and material controls the place: the entrance floor is of Oland limestone; the original structure is spatterdashed and ochre lime-washed; the new steel structure is painted dark blue-grey; new concrete walls are distempered 'English red
'; the oak floors are left as natural thick wood.
Croix in the Virgin Islands and are a blend of the English Red
Poll and African N'Dama breeds.
Smith of Maryland imported a number of English red
foxes and set them loose along banks of the Chesapeake.
Although English red
wine is very scarce, a few vineyards, undeterred by the odds, are experimenting with the classic Cabernet Sauvignon.
"People thought that you could not produce an English red
with that sort of alcohol level, but it just shows what can be done if conditions are right," he said.
And there's our wine now too." He admits that English red
wine is not yet a world-beater, and may never be, but our sparkling wine is "world-class." And there's more and more of it on the market.
As a little girl she had read about Edith Cavell, the English Red
Cross nurse in Brussels, who had helped Allied soldiers escape to neutral Holland in the war.