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Email your food and drink news to Katharine.capocci@ncjmedia.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: @tastejournal FINE FOOD: CATCH our next Taste food fair on Sunday at splendid Beamish Hall in Beamish. Taste at Beamish Hall food and drink fair will be held indoors in the Winter Garden function room as part of the Best Western Beamish Hall Summer Fete from 11am to 5pm.

See the four-page pullout in today''s paper for full details on the event.

Taste will have 32 stalls laden with quality, locally-sourced food and drink from hand-made bakery produce, meats and cheeses to local brews, pies, preserves and cakes.

Tickets for the fete cost pounds 5 per person, pounds 4 concessions, and under fives go free.

For more information, call 01207 233 733 or email fete@beamish-hall.co.uk www.beamish-hall.co.uk PIE-EYED: A WINE and pie tasting event is being held by Portovino Wines and the award-winning New Zealand Gourmet Pie Company at the CastleGate in Melbourne Street, Newcastle. The event is on June 21 at 6pm and tickets cost pounds 15 with the chance to sample seven wines and seven pies. Email paul@portovino.co.uk to reserve tickets or call 07833 493195 for more information.

Pictured is Jonny Liddicoat of the New Zealand Gourmet Pie Company with one of his pies.

MATCH OF THE DOUGH: FOOTIE-loving dads will appreciate the novelty shape Waitrose pretzel football roll.

The roll is fully baked and can be eaten on its own or filled like a sandwich.

The slightly salty taste also makes it good with sweet spreads like strawberry jam or peanut butter.

Rolls cost 45p each and are available from Waitrose stores throughout the region.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2012
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