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A Lesson in the Art of Sabrage

Posted on September 15, 2017 by admin

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

A Gin & Jazz Cruise

Posted on July 26, 2017 by admin

Vive la gin revolution. No longer mother’s ruin but connoisseur’s tipple, the spirit is enjoying the unbridled adoration of the nation. And where better to enjoy this juniper-enthused pick-me-up than on an open air boat, sailing down the river under blue skies? Thanks to… Read More

Britain’s Best Picnic Spots

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

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 admin

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 Haunted Halloween

Posted on October 26, 2016 by admin

It's nearly that time of the year again, when we transform ourselves into ghoulish characters, decorate our houses with cobwebs and, of course, carved pumpkins. Make Halloween a total scream this year with some of our frightfully fun ideas for pumpkin carving, spooky recipes, costumes and… Read More

It’s Chocolate Week!

Posted on October 10, 2016 by admin

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 admin

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 admin

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 admin

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 admin

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… Read More

Pet Treats and Pet Poisons

Posted on April 8, 2016 by admin

It's National Pet Month from 1st April to 2nd May and we've got some advice for all pet owners about what you can and can't feed your pets to ensure you are giving them the pet treats they deserve (and can… Read More

Seven Satisfying Facts About English Wine

Posted on February 1, 2016 by admin

In 2016,  Taittinger  announced that they had bought 60 hectares of land in rural Kent in order to produce huge batches of the bubbly stuff, making them the first ever champagne house to invest in English sparkling wine. It looks like English… Read More

The Christmas Sandwich Taste Test

Posted on November 18, 2015 by admin

With Christmas on the way, the team at RLD are trying to cram in as much Christmas food as possible before the big day on the 25th December. We raided Sainsbury's for three of their best Christmas sandwiches from the range to see which… Read More

A Brewer’s Guide to Top Summer Tipples

Posted on July 17, 2015 by admin

Summer is here and that means it's time to hit the beer garden. When it comes to lager, beer or cider, it can be hard to find a brew that really quenches your thirst. But to make things a little easier, here are our tips… Read More

Medieval Banquet Night Out

Posted on April 29, 2015 by admin

If you ever find yourself alongside the River Thames close to St. Katharine Docks, you could be forgiven for thinking that you've time travelled to medieval London when you head inside this medieval banquet. Read More

Five Great British Beer Gardens

Posted on March 6, 2015 by admin

The weather's starting to cheer up, the evenings are slowly getting longer and for anyone with cabin fever, it's almost time to break out and spend summertime in beer gardens! In the UK we like to enjoy the fair weather wherever possible (after all, there… Read More

Pancake Day – The Olney Pancake Race

Posted on February 16, 2015 by admin

Tomorrow is Pancake Day and it's also an extremely special day in the town of Olney, Buckinghamshire. Every year, the ladies of the town compete in the pancake race! Read on to find out about this crazy tradition. Read More