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Durham Gin Distillery's managing director John Chadwick

Durham Gin to be sold throughout Majestic UK stores as part of a seasonal deal

Durham Distillery, which also produced the triple-distilled Durham Vodka have secured the deal to supply 195 stores in the coming months

Urban Fudge at Distinctly Delicious Darlington

Darlington Festival of Food offers producers the sweet taste of success

Nine food and drink producers from the North East and Yorkshire were voted Festival Favourites during the two-day family event

Julia Austin, of Tyne Bank Brewery in Byker

Lots of North East beer events as the weather warms up ahead of summer

Tyne Bank Brewery's birthday is up next as the beer festival season starts to heat up

People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

Vineyards in the Aube

On the bottle with Helen Savage: Great value champagne and wines from the shadows of the Pyrenees

Our resident wine expert turns her tastebud attention to the Drappier champagne house and the land of D'Artagnan

Father's Day at the Stadium of Light

Father's Day offers the chance to sample some of the North East's top eateries

If you've got a dad who lists 'food' on their favourite things list, there's loads of treats to choose from including lunch at the Stadium of Light

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show

Ewan McCann from Three Kings Brewery

Three years in for Three Kings - and the signs are good in North Shields

Three Kings Brewery is looking to expand for the second time in three years. Ewan McCann talks us through the development

Sohe

Asian Fusion restaurant Sohe is celebrating its first birthday in cocktail shaking style

The Jesmond eatery is also launching a new food menu alongside the cocktail concoctions to mark its first year in business

Fabrice Marcotullio of Lewis and Cooper and David Beattie and Tracy Lee of Rounton Coffee

Rounton Coffee signed up to supply award winning delicatessen Lewis & Cooper

The independent roastery has added a new signature Lewis & Cooper variety to their range of ethically sourced blends

Rockliffe Hall Chefs (l-r) Aaron Craig, Richard Allen, Paul OHara

Rockcliffe Hall signs up new team to run its trio of restaurants

Shaun Corrigan joins Richard Allen at The Orangery at the 5* hotel, Aaron Craig is in charge at The Brasserie and Paul O'Hara at The Clubhouse

The Beach House Tapas

The Beach House bistro in Sunderland brings a taste of Spain to Wearside

Sombreros and tapas are firmly on the menu during selected Fridays throughout May, June and July

Ami Tadaa, of Heaton, Newcastle, who is launching the UK's only cashew nut cheese company for vegans called Tyne Chease

Newcastle vegan cheese company about to launch unique product in the UK

A vegan cheese that tastes as good as its dairy cousin? Ami Tadaa believes she’s cracked the secret with her cashew nut-based varieties

Jesmond Food Festival has been welcomed back with open arms

Jesmond Food Market returns for May with a big increase in local produce stalls

Having proved a popular draw for foodies during its inaugural event in April, the market on Armstrong Bridge in Newcastle is back

Carol Peacock with the Parlour Made cheese

County Durham farming put their faith in people's taste for cheese

Carol and Neil Peacock tell the story of Mordon Blue and their successful cheese-making business

The Stables Brewery, from left, Dave Porter and Master Brewer John Taylor

Russian export will give North East flavour to Moscow

Exported beers from the Stables Brewery will take taste of the North East to Russia

Something tempting at Tynemouth Food Festival

Tynemouth Food Festival returns with local delicacies aplenty

The fourth Tynemouth Food Festival will see the seaside town become a magnet for lovers of top nosh

The Runhead in Ryton

Beer Gardens in the North East: Our guide to enjoying some al fresco drinking and dining

Now the better weather is upon us, it's time to enjoy some al fresco drinking and dining and here we give you a few tips on where to go

Sabatini restaurant on Newcastle Quayside

Eating Out: Sabatini, King Street, Newcastle Quayside

The riverside restaurant has been serving up Italian cuisine for the past 20 years and tasty food doesn't go out of fashion

Goosnargh Duck at DHI in Durham

Charles Evans dines well in Durham and paints an iconic view

Durham Cathedral was in the frame when Charles Evans took his paints to the city - and found a gem in Restaurant DH1