GBBF win for St Austell

03 August, 2010

Cornish brewer St Austellís Admiralís Ale has been named Bottled Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival.

The silver medal at the Camra-organised festival was won by 1580 London Porter from Essex-based Pitfield, with the bronze going to Great Oakleyís Delapre Dark from Northamptonshire.

The overall Champion Beer of Britain was Nottingham brewer Castle Rockís Harvest Pale.




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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