Posts by: Lowri

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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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So far this Christmas I’ve been mostly confused by the near constant pairing of the word ‘Christmas’ with the word  ‘survival’ in pretty much most of the magazines or paper supplements I’ve picked up since December (and no, I’ve not been reading about I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here) . Why do so…

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Cognac may not be the instinctive drink of choice to match with your burger of an evening, but at last week’s London Cognac Summit, The Guardian journalist and expert food and drink matcher Fiona Beckett (www.matchingfoodandwine.com), proved that it’s a match well worth leaving the beer in the fridge for. Cognac is often considered only…

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Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, names of grape varieties which trip off the tongue with a confident swagger. Recognisable even to those with just a basic level of wine knowledge, these are the A-listers of the grape world, international stars that need no introduction. Add to them Sauvignon Blanc (or Sav Blanc to his friends) and…

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A recent visit to the Cognac region in France highlighted the importance of open mindedness and innovation when you’re competing in a global market place and selling to an ever more demanding and educated consumer. What most astounded me about this relatively humble region of France that is somewhat overshadowed by its close proximity to arguably…

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