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  • The beach-off: Cornwall versus Portugal

    Posted on October 9, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Dorina Lindeman from Quinta da Plansel popped over to visit Roslynn and the crew from the Sam’s Group in Cornwall.
    Sam’s of Cornwall is one of the county’s most loved restaurant brands. A proud ambassador of local produce and promoter of all that the Cornish Larder can and does provide.
    Sam’s is a family operated business that ...

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  • Yealands Vintage '15 Preview

    Posted on October 7, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    New Zealand Wine New Release Tasting
    We're very excited to sample and compare the Yealands' 2015 vintage later this month - come and join us at the New Zealand Wine New Release Tasting at the Penthouse, New Zealand House on Wednesday 28th October.

    Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2015
    Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
    Yealands Estate Gruner Veltliner 2015



    Yealands 2015 ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Yealands, vintage report 2015, Sauvignon Blanc, NZ, tasting

  • Start London Cocktail Week in style!

    Posted on October 5, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Introducing Sprizzato...
    For five generations, the Priante family has been an enthusiastic contributor the wine and restaurant scene in Veneto. Michele Priante can still remember his grandfather drinking his favourite bitter orange liqueur – with chilled Prosecco in the summer, or poured generously into mulled red wine to warm the winter nights. Determined to continue the ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Prosecco, Italy, Sprizzato, Wine Cocktail, Spritz

  • Tom Forrest on Ken Forrester - Evening Standard review

    Posted on October 1, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Ken Forrester's Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc gets a well-deserved mention in yesterday's Evening Standard.
    "4 wines under £15 you should be drinking this October."
    "White wines need a little touch of oak to add body to them, whereas reds need to be made from bigger, or riper varieties.  My white wine selections for this time of ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with press, ken forrester, Chenin, Evening Standard

  • The NZ Advantage...

    Posted on September 30, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    As the Rugby World Cup 2015 gets underway, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have released the ‘NZ Advantage’ campaign, asking the question – What do defending World Cup champions the All Blacks and their dominance of the elusive “advantage line” have in common with the success of NZ businesses on the world stage?
    Alongside commentary from ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Yealands, Sustainability, NZ, Rugby, Tamra Kelly-Washington

  • Go Game!

    Posted on September 23, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    To see in the start of Autumn Equinox - that's today by the way we're celebrating with a seasonal feast of Wild Hare with Field Mushrooms and Henschke's Giles Pinot Noir (exclusive to Independent Retailers).
    Wild Hare
    1 hare
    100ml olive oil
    12 tree onions or shallots - whole
    300g smoked pork - diced
    8 field mushrooms
    300ml shiraz
    4 beetroot - peeled and sliced ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Henschke, Food, Autumn

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