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Drink Product of the Year winner at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:01 15 December 2015

Claire Lacey of IPM Interiors with Kieron Atkinson and Alexandra Sitwell -winners of Drink Product of the Year for the Renishaw Hall Vineyard's Sparkling Seyval Blanc

Claire Lacey of IPM Interiors with Kieron Atkinson and Alexandra Sitwell -winners of Drink Product of the Year for the Renishaw Hall Vineyard's Sparkling Seyval Blanc

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With such a wide variety of delicious drink products, produced by hardworking and passionate local people, the Drink Product of the Year category was hotly-contested.

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Winner: Sparkling Seyval Blanc white wine from Renishaw Hall Vineyard

According to the judges, the winner of the Drink Product of the Year award ‘has displayed determination and resilience in a difficult climate, defying the odds to produce a fantastic product.’ Who would have thought you could grow such delicious grapes in Derbyshire!

Highly commended: Rhubarb & Rosemary Sour Drink – Lindsay’s Still Room, Turnditch

The judges chose to give a Highly Commended award to what they described as ‘a really excellent product, that was as innovative as it was delicious’. Carefully crafted on a small scale, it’s the Rhubarb and Rosemary Sour Drink from Lindsay’s Still Room.

The shortlisted businesses were:

• Boot Bitter – The Boot Inn, Repton

Brewed in The Boot’s own micro-brewery. A 17th century coaching inn that has recently undergone massive refurbishment and now looks set for a bright future.

• Chatsworth Gold Beer – Peak Ales, Bakewell

A golden beer made with honey from the Chatsworth Estate.

• Jaipur IPA – Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell

A multi award-winning soft, smooth India Pale Ale brewed in Bakewell.

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