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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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It’s hard to forget the release of Protein World’s ad ‘Are You Beach Body Ready?’ which sent ripples (or perhaps tsunamis) through the media last summer.   Suzy Bashford’s piece ‘Do We Offend You?’, which appeared in this month’s issue of Marketing, references this particular example in her discussion of ‘the taste debate’ which seeks to…

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As a mother, I used to think that there were two types of people on the planet; those who have children and those who don’t. We all live in the same parallel universe but our lives are so very fundamentally different. But perhaps it’s even simpler than that? Perhaps the divide is just those who love Riesling and…

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As a woman I was delighted to hear the news of the new recommended drinking limits. I can still drink my 14 units a week, no problem. My husband who, with respect, weighs considerably more than me and can therefore drink me under the table, was less happy. What isn’t clear is why the UK…

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Pumpkin schmumpkin I hear you cry. But just wait a minute…I thought the same about pumpkin beer, until Sunday night when the other half and I discovered some absolute crackers. With absolutely no hint of the artificial flavouring that I have long associated with flavoured or seasonal beers (except for those aged in spirits casks….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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Rhian in the Vines

Now what on earth does the title refer to…well in a nutshell the fabulous assets of Württemberg a region in south-west Germany which was where I spent a few days last week – let me elaborate! The region is Germany’s third largest state in terms of size and population, with an area of 35,742 square…

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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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12 pairs of trainers donned, nearly 50 miles walked and 10 miles cycled. We just saw it as a chance to see London in all its glory, and in the sunshine, rather than go underground on our commutes. This is what we enjoyed in our beautiful capital…Rhian even found our namesake Phipp St (should we…

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The Cinnamon Kitchen is known for serving some of the best Indian cuisine in London and this weekend, I was lucky enough to join one of their monthly cookery masterclasses and test my culinary skills by cooking up a selection of South Indian dishes. The monthly courses give members of the public the chance to…

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This February we found out that: – You can cook up a gourmet dish from your freezer in no time at all using surprising finds like crab claws – We can waste less food by using frozen herbs like chilli, coriander and garlic – Cooking with onions doesn’t necessarily mean tears – keep a bag…

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