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Our MD Nicky talks about the Women in Wine event she was involved in this week…   I was invited last night to talk to the Women in Wine London group @WineWomenLDN about consumer PR and communication in the wine industry.   The panel included the illustrious Abi Barlow from @BDCreativeUK and @michelcherutti wine educator extraordinaire. …

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A recent study by computer scientists at Columbia University and the French National Institute, revealed 59 percent of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked on. Essentially the majority of people retweet news stories without ever actually reading them first.   “People are more willing to share an article than read it,”…

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phipps xmas

The countdown is well and truly on as we propel though the final few days toward Christmas. For those of you wrestling with hostess nerves or cooks who still can’t decide what to do with the sprouts, then look no further. Phipps’ good friend and chef extraordinaire, Martin Lam, has kindly given us two fail…

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Wines from Rioja’s new concept 10×10 Trade Tasting on Tuesday 10th November at Banking Hall was a huge success attracting key trade and media across all sectors of the wine industry. The concept worked as a fantastic platform to highlight the quality and diversity produced in the region giving trade an overview and illustrating that…

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This year Wines from Rioja has worked in partnership with Imbibe magazine on a number of activities targeted at the UK on trade. We kicked off 2015 with a series of panel tastings with experts from four sectors of the on-trade – gastro pubs, fine dining restaurants, wine and cocktail bars, and neighbourhood restaurants –…

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aldeburgh festival

So the food festival season is over and Phipps Chairman Miranda Page Wood tells us what makes the  Aldeburgh Festival special for her. ‘ It was a beautiful weekend bathed in sunshine for the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, celebrating ten years of bringing together all the magical foody produce there is in Suffolk. I…

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English Wine

Our MD Nicky Forrest shares some thoughts on England’s green and Vineyard laden lands…   The lunacy of the English wine industry is not lost on me.   A marginal climate which makes it difficult to grow ripe grapes; vines that extremely susceptible to early Spring frost  (of which we have lots) and the fact that…

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One of the many benefits of working at Phipps is the infamous Phipps 400. The chance to pick up a new skill in any discipline; from cocktail making to Taekwondo, upholstery to sushi rolling anything is on the table. This week our resident Texan, Jessie Dickerson headed to Borough Market to try her hand at butchery.…

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