Posts tagged: Drink PR

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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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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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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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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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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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Cono Sur Wines have a great affinity with the bicycle, in fact their vineyard workers travel around the estate on environmentally friendly bikes and they even have a range of wines called Bicicleta, so it makes for a perfect partnership to become an official supporter of The Grand Départ of the world’s most iconic Cycling…

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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…

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On home soil

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Having recently returned from a ski trip to Bulgaria that included rather a lot of hot, locally-produced Rakia with honey, I got to thinking about those drinks we regularly imbibe on foreign soil and how much better they taste when sipped in their country of origin. Whether it’s German beer, Mexican tequila, or a good…

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As Phipps’ resident Americophile, it has been great to see some of America’s finest exports hit British shores in recent years – Homeland and J Crew to name but a few, it’s becoming ever easier to find that slice of Americana without even getting on a plane. However, regular visits Stateside still leave me wanting…

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Originally hailing from Scotland, I made the big transition from fields to concrete last summer – but that’s not to say I plan on neglecting my Scottish roots and traditions. For my first ever year, I’ll be hosting a dinner party on Burns Night, January 25th, for a very tough (and undeniably English) crowd –…

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Every year the staff at Sainsbury’s HQ pledge four or so days to help out in store doing everything from stacking shelves to assisting with customer requests to scanning shoppers’ baskets at the checkout. As a member of the Sainsbury’s team at Phipps, just before Christmas I was assigned to my local store in Beckton…

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