Posts tagged: Drink

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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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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USA

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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If you haven’t heard about the battle of the Christmas adverts this year you’ve been living under a stone.  Cartoon bears, malnourished snowmen and singing gingerbread men have been as talked about as the programmes they have interrupted, and a reported 390 million pounds will be invested by retailers on advertising in the last 3…

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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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