BADSEY BLACK -
DISCOVERED IN A FRENCH CELLAR
translates as 'bottled in our garage', but who's garage? Well the bottle of
wine was recently re-discovered in the cellar of Douglas Wallis, now living in
France. Douglas and his wife Flora bought Harrington House in High Street,
Badsey back in the 1970s, when it was in a dreadful state. It had previously
been bought by a consortium of locals, whose intentions were to let the grade
two building become derelict, knock it down, then build several houses in it's
place, pocketing a tidy sum for themselves. However, Douglas bought the house
from them, done it up, and the rest is history. The garage where the wine was
bottled was next door at the manor. It was then occupied by local vet,
Geoffrey Bowler, and it was he who created the Badsey Black wine. It is not
known how many bottles were made, or if he grew the grapes at the manor, but
it's proof that at least one bottle remains. Cheers.
charity organizations and groups in Badsey and the Vale, if you want an
hour of fun and music for your members then why not get the ChORD-ITES to
visit and entertain
you with their five-piece ukulele band. Sorry, they don't do weekend,
or outdoor gigs.
To see a video of them on YouTube then click here
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