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  • 24 May 2024

    Mclaren Vale Grenache

    Red from Tesco Finest. Grant Burge Wines have produced this creditable McLaren Vale Grenache for the Tesco Finest collection of quality wines. The McLaren Vale has hot summers tempered by cooling winds – perfect conditions for vine-growing. This is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in Australia, and Grenache was one of the early varieties...

  • 22 May 2024

    Tofu from Japan Centre

    Classic and Versatile. Japanese food is more popular than ever, and Japan Centre offers all the ingredients for authentic Japanese dishes. Tofu is a traditional food and there is a good selection here. Tofu is found in a variety of forms from soft and jelly-like to firm and robust – but what exactly is tofu...

  • 20 May 2024

    Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2021

    A classy red. We all have a favourite wine and mine is Malbec. This 2021 Malbec Golden Reserve is a stylish all-rounder when paired with sumptuous meals for any time of year. Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2021 is produced from hand-picked grapes that are then made into a striking red which is a marvellous expression...

  • 17 May 2024

    Fathers Day with TOVARITCH!

    Reward your father with the world’s most awarded vodka. Celebrate Father’s Day with the world’s most highly awarded vodka – TOVARITCH! Vodka. If your father enjoys a fine drink, you can’t go wrong with this all-European spirit. Better still, the word ‘tovaritch’ means ‘friend’, providing neat underlying messages to your gift: friendship and ‘you deserve...

  • 16 May 2024

    The Book of Pintxos

    Discover the Legendary Small Bites of Basque Country. For the first time the recipes for pintxos, the small savoury and sweet dishes found in bars in the Basque country, are collected into one volume. The Book of Pintxos is an overview of Basque tapas. Author Marti Buckley is an American writer and chef from Alabama....

  • 15 May 2024

    Giffard Crème de Pêche de Vigne

    Vineyard Peach in Summer Cocktails. The weather is warmer, and we think of entertaining. Giffard Crème de Pêche de Vigne offers a delicious canvas on which to build some memorable drinks for you and your friends. This liqueur (crème de fruits) is made from the infusion of vineyard peaches and is another quality liqueur from...

  • 14 May 2024

    Breakfast Art for Father’s Day

    New Tableware Set by Peter Bowen. The perfect gift for Father’s everywhere… tired of using the same old dish for serving butter at the breakfast table? It’s time to upgrade to something truly special and quite unique. Introducing the new style and design of butter dishes, sugar bowls and toast racks – a collection of...

  • 13 May 2024

    SodaStream for World Cocktail Day

    Cocktails made Easy. World Cocktail Day is the perfect occasion to elevate your mixology skills and experiment with different flavours, and with SodaStream, you can do exactly that. Whether you prefer something sweet, sour, or spicy, the possibilities are truly endless. And now, you can use fan favourites such as Pepsi MAX and 7UP Free, to...

  • 13 May 2024

    Trivento Argentina White Malbec 2023

    Clearly Unique. I am a lover of Malbec, but this was new to me. Trivento Argentina White Malbec 2023 is clear rather than having a yellow hue as do most white wines. Its simple label still boasts the Trivento metallic banner which is so recognisable. The Malbec grape is a thin-skinned fruit and mostly used...

  • 10 May 2024

    The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 133rd Annual Exhibition

    Thurs 9th to Sat 18th May 2024, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1. Experience and Buy Europe’s Finest Portrait Paintings. The only portrait painting exhibition curated by world-leading portrait painters at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ 133rd Annual Exhibition. If you are interested in the painted portrait, there is one, annual portrait painting exhibition...

  • 08 May 2024

    En Passant Rouge 2022

    A nomadic spirit. This range of wines is known just as much for its attractive labels as for the wine itself: both are noteworthy. En Passant Rouge 2022  by Domaine Gayda is said to be inspired by the pop-rock anthem by the iconic Iggy Pop touring with David Bowie around Europe. It is said to...

  • 06 May 2024

    Mama Li Grab and Go open second London location

    Cantonese Roast Meat Specialists. London’s celebrated Chinese Grab and Go eatery, Mama Li, has just opened its second branch. 49 London Wall, Moorgate, is the latest location, and the queues of expectant diners attest to its early popularity. Mama Li is famed for its succulent Cantonese roast meat dishes. Its conveniently packaged signature rice and...

  • 03 May 2024

    Trivento Private Reserve 2022

    Malbec for every occasion. Malbec is a striking purple grape variety used in making the most popular red wine in Argentina and beyond. The grapes have prominent tannins so prized in full-bodied red wines. Trivento 2022 Private Reserve is a solid expression of this style of wine. Malbec is a great wine for any time...

  • 02 May 2024

    Frankie & Benny’s Collaborates with Garfield

    Animated Movie of the Year celebrating the world’s laziest cat! Garfield mania has arrived with the countdown to the May 24th Animated Movie of the Year celebrating the world’s laziest cat! Frankie & Benny’s kid’s menu will feature a new limited item: (you guessed it) lasagne, and the chance for one lucky family to win...

  • 02 May 2024

    Indulge in luxury: SUAVE Tequila

    One of the most expensive and sustainable, sets a new standard in craftsmanship. Created for discerning palates, SUAVE Tequila has launched nationally across the UK, with its Ultra Añejo expression being one of the most expensive on the market. The sustainable, additive-free, luxury brand is, as the name suggests, a suave, ultra-premium range of sipping...

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