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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

A Lesson in the Art of Sabrage

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Sophie Deering

English wine is one of our favourite things, and when an invite from leading wine producer and winery Chapel Down arrived we could barely contain our excitement. So last week, Simon, Emily, Chloe and Sophie were lucky enough to pay a visit… Read More

Britain’s Best Picnic Spots

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Scotch eggs and tartan blankets at the ready – it’s picnic season! If us Brits know how to do one thing well, it is most certainly picnics. After all, what is summer for if not an al-fresco lunch? From lush countryside and parkland to… Read More

Treat Your Tastebuds With Taste of London

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Sophie Deering

Fancy yourself as a foodie? Well here’s something you can really sink your teeth into. This week (14th – 18th June), Taste of London returns to the Big Smoke for five days of outstanding food and drink, bringing with it a series of world-class chefs,… Read More

A Waitrose Recipe to Wow This Mother’s Day

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Brooke

With Mother's Day coming up, what better way to show mum how much you care than by dishing up a home-cooked meal. We've teamed up with Waitrose to give you a classic Persian dish to cook for her this Mother's Day. If you love… Read More

Our First Ambassador Event – with Cake Boy

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Laura Foulger

We recently announced that we’d started working with 5 blogger ambassadors, including Kip and Louise (more about them here.) For the occasion of our very first bloggers’ event, the pair help us bring together 9 other bloggers from all corners of the blogosphere, resulting… Read More

7 Reasons to Visit Manchester

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brooke

Home to world-famous football teams, iconic bands, Coronation Street and chips and gravy, Manchester is Northern England's diverse, energetic and creative hub. For anyone planning to visit for a weekend or perhaps thinking of moving north, read on for 7 reasons why you should definitely consider… Read More

Christmas Tipple Tasting

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Brooke

Christmas is almost upon us and the winter chill is definitely starting to set in, which means you must definitely need a tipple (or 2) to warm up! Here at RLD we took on the challenging task of a Christmas tipple tasting as we… Read More

Health and Well-Being Tips

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Brooke

It's National Spa Week this week (2nd - 6th November 2016), so we got together with Espirit Spa and Wellness at Holiday Inn Reading to compile a list of lifestyle and exercise health and well-being tips to improve your health. Read More

Wild Card Brewery

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Issy

We sell a great experience with Wild Card Brewery and it would be easy to talk you through the details recently when two dedicated staff attended their Brew A Beer Day. But as well as loving the beer making experience, they came back full… Read More

It’s Chocolate Week!

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Brooke

Lets go loco about cocoa, after all it is Chocolate Week (10 - 16 October). We consulted chocolate connoisseurs Hotel Chocolat, to discover what flavours each different cocoa region produces and how best to make the most of each distinctive flavour. Warning: the below content… Read More

Great British Bake Off Best Mel and Sue Moments

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Andrea

Is there no end to the shocking moves from our favourite shows? Following the loss of BBC Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson (and shortly after, his co-hosts too) we were all devastated, yet at the same time, oddly curious to see what would come next. Read More

Five Facts about the Michelin Star

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Andrea

With the new Michelin Guide coming out 29th September, thousands of chefs around the world are holding their breath as they wait to see which restaurants have gained or lost 1, 2, or 3 of the world's most coveted stars. How much do you know… Read More

6 Super Summer Beers

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Ben Barron

The British summertime brings with it plenty of our most loved traditions such as cricket, The Proms, and that cherished moment when the barbeque first springs into life. However, one particular summer tradition is celebrated more enthusiastically than any other. Whether it’s in a… Read More

4 Famous Quotes About Wine

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Dan

Tomorrow might mark the end of another grape-tastic English Wine Week, but the celebrations aren’t quite over yet…     Have you been involved with #EnglishWineWeek? Let us know what you have been up to, or share your favourite wine… Read More