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A culinary trip to Lisbon

For me, there is no better way to explore a city than hopping from cafe to restaurant sampling all the different cuisines and tasting local wines of course. A recent trip to Lisbon was no exception to this however, I was not quite prepared for how different the food was going to be. Generally when…

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A culinary trip to Lisbon

For me, there is no better way to explore a city than hopping from cafe to restaurant sampling all the different cuisines and tasting local wines of course. A recent trip to Lisbon was no exception to this however, I was not quite prepared for how different the food was going to be. Generally when…

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Age is just a number

Rioja may be Spain’s oldest DOCa region but it is anything but out-of-date when it comes to producing wines of interest. From single varietals to modern and contemporary reds, many winemakers are producing an increasing number of unusual styles and flaunting the indigenous varietals of the region. Last week, Wines from Rioja headed off on…

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Beginner’s brew

This last month has been full of ‘firsts’ for me – not in a competition sense, but more in a significant life experiences kind of way. To list a few, there was my first taste of Krug rosé, my first pint of Guinness ever (a bona fida one, on Irish soil), my first taste of…

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Oath to the loaf

Comfort food. Everyone has a special dish that transports them back to a certain time or place. The smell of your Gran’s best sticky toffee pud baking in the oven, the salty, crispy crunch of your favourite pub’s fish and chips, or the creamy, decadent delight of that first bite of mac n’ cheese –…

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Swimming caps at the ready

We’re an active lot at Phipps. Rachael’s the Kettle Bells queen , Jessie enjoys hard core circuits, Lowri loves yoga, Lucy can’t get enough of bootcamp, Lottie’s our resident marathon runner, Jen enjoys exercise retreats and Harriet cycles everywhere. But, a new sport has hit Phipps shores – outdoor swimming. Yes, you may think we’re…

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Simple Sunday MEATY bolognaise

I know it’s Monday and you’ll need to wait an entire week to enjoy this delight on a Sunday. However, I made this yesterday and it was so good that I’m sharing the details immediately. Yes it’s a classic dish, but stick to the below and you’ll have the meatiest, greatest bol ever. 6 days…

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Award winning football, award winning wine…

International Marketing Reports told us that not only did the German footballers win football’s biggest trophy, they scooped the prize for social media with the German football association’s Twitter and Facebook results going off the scale! But let’s not forget Germany’s other great award winner – German Wine. Not only did Wines of Germany social…

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Give it a Whirl 2014!

It’s no secret that a portion of the British public has been wary of German wines for a few years. Enter the Wines of Germany ‘Give it a Whirl’ tour! This summer, we’ve been on the road with our pub garden stand, sampling and spreading the word about German wine at a number of foodie…

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What’s in a name?

Over the years London Wine Fair has gained and lost more letters than anyone cares to remember LWF – LIWF – LIWSF – LIWF and finally back to LWF.  It’s almost as if the fair went on an international journey but decided that home was best after all.   And it’s true, for many reasons, partly…

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Talk about busy…

London Wine Fair always brings our wine clients from all over the world into town and we always have an entertaining time with them.  First off the Harpers Awards dinner with Matthew Clark and Wines of Germany at the Hurlingham where the Rieslings definitely got the biggest cheer of the night, then onto Rioja and…

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All aboard the Tio Pepe Sherry Ferry

On what was the sunniest day of April, the Tio Pepe Sherry Ferry sailed. A canal barge to celebrate Tio Pepe fino loaded full with sherry and Iberica tapas, transformed into a floating Feria de Jerez! The barge was decked out with bucket loads of ice cold Tio Pepe, Feria de Jerez bunting, traditional Spanish…