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Wines from Washington flow at writers’ Christmas bash

By Richard Esling BSc AIWS FIdM | Richard Esling is an experienced wine importer, merchant and consultant. He is founder and principal of the Sussex Wine Academy, runs a wine agency and consultancy company called WineWyse 
and is chairman of the Arundel Wine Society.

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Glenn Morris. Dean Cox. Crawley v Luton. Picture by Phil Westlake SUS-160918-185550001

A fan’s view: Fans should forgive and forget Yeovil

Some games you need to instantly forget and move on.

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Crawley Town fan and columnist Geoff Thornton SUS-150216-151358002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Yeovil hoodoo strikes again

I said last week that more performances like we saw against Grimsby Town would soon bring the fans flocking back.

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Wine auction in Burgundy is all about charity and taste

• By Richard Esling BSc DipWSET

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Wines from the New Zealand Family of XII

RICHARD ESLING: Family of 12 adopted by wine society

Much as the members of Arundel Wine Society support many of the local charities, this event was nothing to do with social services, but about a family of wine companies.

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Life on Tapp

Elderly care is an age-old dilemma

Gandhi once famously said that you can judge a country’s greatness by how it treats its animals, a sentiment that us Brits have long taken to heart.

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Crawley Town fan and columnist Geoff Thornton SUS-150216-151358002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Admirable display at Bristol while Mansfield exposed thin squad

The Crawley Town choir was in full voice in the FA Cup replay at Bristol Rovers and the players responded with a very brave display against the odds that made me feel quite proud.

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Rt. Revd. Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Hospitality to the stranger

Driving the roads of Sussex at present, I pass lots of new housing, freshly occupied or under construction, some ready and waiting for the first occupants to move in.

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Franck Putelat at work in his kitchens

RICHARD ESLING: Chef Franck Putelat favours wines from Languedoc

One of the most iconic fortified cities in South-west France is Carcassonne, located 60 miles south-west of Toulouse and about 50 miles inland from the Mediterranean.

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Melting Centre Loaf

TONY STAPLES: Try a variety of fillings in this homemade bread with a twist

Making your own bread is very fulfilling – and even better when you give your loaf a surprise centre of warm cheese and spicy meats, says Tony Staples, executive head chef at The Arora Hotel in Crawley.

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Sussex PCC's video log: The alarming scale of elder abuse across Sussex

Two Sussex Elders' Commission members appeared alongside Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours recently talking about the rise in fraud against older residents.

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Blaise Tapp

You've a snowflake’s chance in hell of us keeping quiet over Trump

Am I an honorary snowflake? That is the question I have been asking myself during these first few days of what are bound to become known as the Trump Years.

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Steve Herbert with three Scottish fans who watched Crawley Town v Cambridge Utd at the Checkatrade Stadium on Saturday SUS-161113-121651002

A fan’s view: Cambridge was a game to forget

On Saturday even the Crawley Town mascot Reggie the Red walked out with 15 minutes to play.

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Conservative column: Rail strikes will spoil Christmas for many

Christmas isn’t far away but the RMT trade union seems determined to disrupt it for as many Crawley people as possible. Their announcement of more train strikes over Christmas and New Year is disgraceful.

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Our poppy is not a political symbol: Armistice Day Comment

Wembley tonight will be no place for the neutral.

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Cite du Vin

A taste of the future at Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin

If you ever needed another excuse to visit the fabulous city of Bordeaux (as if!), then this is it.

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Peter Lamb column: More and better jobs for the people of Crawley

The Council is committed to enabling new skills and employment initiatives that can help local residents access more and better quality jobs.

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Cit� du Vin, Bordeaux

RICHARD ESLING: A taste of the future at Cité du Vin

If you ever needed another excuse to visit the fabulous city of Bordeaux (as if!), then this is it.

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Henry Smith column: Remembering the many sacrifices

In June, I met with the Royal British Legion to support the Count Them In campaign – which calls for questions on the Armed Forces community to be included in the next UK Census.

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Crawley Town fan and Crawley Observer columnist James Charlton SUS-160711-103505002

FAN’S VIEW: Classy Clifford needs consistency

I have been following Crawley since 1988 and enjoyed following the likes of Tony Vessey, Cliff Cant, Paul Fishenden and Craig Whitington at Town Mead as a child.

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