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An Autumnal Foraging Break in the Highlands at Five-Star Dunalastair Hotel Suites

This Autumn, embrace the trend of farm to fork dining and head to the Highlands for a luxurious stay at the five-star Dunalastair Hotel Suites where the head-chef will lead guests on a culinary journey through the incredible rugged landscape foraging for the freshest ingredients.

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Why should you decant wine and what is the best way to do it?

Decanting wine is a commonly misunderstood practice. Riedel – innovative glassware makers of incredible decanters and technical wine glass ranges, dispel the most common misconceptions in their guide to decanting.

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InterContinental London – The O2 Launches Exclusive Champagne Pairing With Laurent-Perrier

InterContinental London – The O2’s celebrated fine dining establishment is presenting a new set menu where meticulously designed signature dishes are paired with Laurent-Perrier champagnes. The Michelin-Guide and 3 AA Rosette winning Peninsula Restaurant is collaborating with the French champagne house this October with an exclusive seven-course menu featuring five distinct Laurent-Perrier champagnes.

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Cuvée Privée launches ‘adopt a vine’ so British wine lovers can now receive their own bottles of French vintage wine straight to their door

Adopt a vine enables wine lovers to follow the journey of their vintage bottle, from harvesting the grapes, nurturing the vines, to the bottling process. The wine is then delivered straight to their door.

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Martin Miller’s Gin has announced a gin partnership with the annual London Restaurant Festival

The partnership will see Martin Miller’s Gin create exclusive Michelin-starred dining experiences throughout October at Texture Restaurant on Portman Street, the Beaufort Bar & Restaurant at The Savoy, and at HIDE Restaurant in Mayfair, with menus paired to its signature serves.

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How to Organise a Sophisticated Date Night for Your Significant Other

Whether you’ve been in a relationship for two months or two decades, you should never forget one very important point: you’re lucky to be with the person you love. It can be easy for those in a relationship to feel underappreciated if their significant other never does anything to show them how special they are. If you’re in need of some inspiration for a special date night, here are some ideas to help you.

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How to navigate a wine list like a pro

In today’s flourishing wine climate, more grape varieties and excellent wines have been made available. However, where there is choice there can be confusion and the world of wine can be overwhelming, intimidating and complex. Whilst we all can’t be sommelier’s trained to specialize in all aspects of wine, there is a method to appear trained so you can navigate a restaurants wine list like a pro. Lukasz Kolodziejczyk, head of fine wine at Cult Wines, has created a helpful guide with five tips to help you choose from any wine list with ease.

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How to Start Cooking From Scratch with HelloFresh’s Head Chef, Andre Dupin

HelloFresh is a meal-kit delivery service that delivers cook-from-scratch meals with easy-to-follow recipes made with fresh, pre-portioned ingredients, straight to your door. At HelloFresh, they want to keep things exciting in the kitchen. There are 19 chef-curated recipes to choose from each week, from family favourites, balanced recipes under 600 calories to rapid recipes for when the last thing you want to do is cook. We caught up with Head Chef, Andre Dupin to learn about the benefits of cooking from scratch.

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What’s your serve? Graham Eunson on industry change and how to try whisky in new ways

After eight years at Tomatin Distillery, Graham Eunson has been sampling both exquisite single malts and high-quality blends for years. In this time, he’s led tasting events, spoken at whisky festivals, as well as ran production for the entire distillery.

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Tomatin Distillery Release Two New Limited-Edition Expressions

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has today announced the release of two new limited-edition expressions, a 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish and 2006 Amontillado Sherry Finish. Tomatin’s ability to experiment with creatively finished expressions comes from the distillery’s exceptional wood policy which ensures there is a wide range of casks sourced from prestigious partners within the industry.

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It’s wine education week and here is everything you need to know about the grape based beverage

Every wine –be it red or white, still or sparkling –is the unique product of an individual recipe and set of processes. Speaking to senior portfolio manager at Cult Wines, Jack Chapman, he explains how alcohol content is created, measured and may vary from wine to wine.

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This Company Want to Introduce Cheese to Your Fitness Plan!

Everybody loves cheese. It is the ideal accompaniment for so many things, whether melted on top of a hot meal, or lathered in Branston pickle for that perfect sandwich. For people who are aiming for a specific fitness or weight-oriented goal, cutting cheese out of their diet can be the hardest part. However, cheese and exercise lovers need fear no more.

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Wedding pubs are becoming an increasingly popular option for couples- so how are they catering for the industry?

A wedding in a pub might not adhere to traditions of the past, but it is certainly becoming a more popular option among couples selecting a venue for reception for their big day. Pub weddings are on the rise, and by making a free house the setting of your wedding, you can achieve that much-coveted rustic, intimate feel when you tie the knot and celebrate with the finest ale in high spirits.

+ 7 quirky catering ideas for corporate events

7 quirky catering ideas for corporate events

Whether it’s a creamy berry quinoa parfait or a mediterranean morning scramble washed down with an avo-shake, power breakfasts are all the rage. Long gone are the days when Del Trotter could classify as a young urban professional. The fictional Only Fools and Horses star referred to himself as a ‘yuppie’, indulging in a combination of Pina Colada, Castella cigars, and cooked full English breakfasts on a daily basis.

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GILBEY’S CLASSIC HOSPITALITY IN ETON & OLD AMERSHAM

Gilbey’s is a family run restaurant group to its very core. Owners and husband and wife team Lin and Michael Gilbey first opened Gilbey’s Eton in 1975, situated in an enviable position on the High Street, between the historic buildings of Eton College and Windsor Castle. Gilbey’s Old Amersham followed in 1989, after Michael and Lin extensively renovated a 17th Century former grammar school… Read More

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THE FIRST EVER SAFE FOR SCHOOLS SNACK BAR

MadeGood® launches allergy friendly, organic, vegan, granola bar ‘Safe for Schools’ and free from common allergies, including nuts, peanuts, egg, soy, dairy & gluten Perfect for playground snacks, school lunchboxes and summer camps   Parents across the UK can breathe a sigh of relief as MadeGood® launches healthy granola bars in Asda. MadeGood is the FIRST EVER, totally allergen free granola snack bar that… Read More

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Experience the True Taste of Vietnamese Cuisine on the European Continent

Restaurant Bonjour Vietnam impresses with its authentic Vietnamese cuisine served with an exceptional dedication to customer service. Following their deserved recognition as the ‘Most Outstanding Vietnamese Restaurant’ outside of Vietnam, LUXlife endeavoured to find out more about the restaurant’s delectable offerings by speaking to one of the owners, Truc Quynh Tran Choleva.  You might be forgiven in thinking that it is impossible to find… Read More

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Looking to Save Money on Your Wedding Day?

Wedding days are, notoriously, expensive – especially in the luxury sphere. Yet, there are plenty of ways to reduce cost. Taking inspiration from Sunny.co.uk’s recently released master-list of wedding day tips, LUXlife have chosen to spotlight just a few of the very best. Tip 1: Alternative Venues Go the alternative route to make savings when it comes to location. Fun fact: only a quarter… Read More

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MADRID’S GINKGO SKY BAR & RESTAURANT LAUNCHES NEW SUMMER-INSPIRED COCKTAIL LIST & MENU

Introducing a new summer proposal in the heart of Madrid Madrid’s twelfth-floor Ginkgo Sky Bar & Restaurant, part of 5-star luxury hotel VP Plaza España Design, has launched a new bespoke cocktail list and summer menu bringing a fusion of Spanish and Asian cuisine to the Spanish capital. Already established as one of the best sunset spots in the city with 360º views, including… Read More

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A COCKTAIL HAT-TRICK SEES IN THE RA SUMMER EXHIBITION

British Cassis, Fishers gin and The London Essence Company team up for a summer of British gin cocktails Visitors of the Royal Academy’s 251st Summer Exhibition (10 June – 12 August 2019), will as always be treated to art in all its varieties, colours and flavours. This year however, the creativity doesn’t end in the exhibition space as Peyton and Byrne launches its new… Read More

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KEEP COOL WITH MARIAGE FRÈRES’ ICED TEA COLLECTION

Iced tea is the perfect drink for summer – cool, refreshing, no-calorie (unless you add sugar) and full of flavour. For the world’s most luxurious iced tea collection head to French tea emporium, Mariage Frères on Covent Garden’s King Street. The breath-taking range features over 18 blends to enjoy at home or pick up the ‘flavour of the day’ at the store’s iced tea… Read More

+ Japan’s Unmissable Luxury Experiences

Japan’s Unmissable Luxury Experiences

In the lead up to Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup this Autumn and the 2020 Summer Olympics, Alison Brinkworth, writing for LUXlife, highlights unmissable experiences the country has to offer.

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How technology is changing the way we drink wine

Drinking good wine with good food in good company has been one of life’s most civilized pleasures for centuries. As time has changed, so has the way we source and drink wine. Technology has come so far that it has become possible to predict whether you’ll like a wine before you even open the bottle and taste it. Tom Gearing, the managing director of… Read More

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Wimbledon Afternoon Tea is Served at Laura Ashley The Tea Room

Laura Ashley The Tea Room Coventry, Solihull and Burnham Beeches have added a Wimbledon twist to their afternoon teas, available throughout the championships (1st – 14th July 2019).  To get guests into the grand slam spirit, the Tea Rooms will be serving up strawberries and cream flavoured tennis ball cakes with the perfect accompaniment, a traditional Pimm’s. Afternoon tea is priced between £20-24 per… Read More

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Krispy Kreme introduces new ‘Throw Back’ Party range

This July, if you wanna go back, (back to nineteen ninety-nine!), look no further than Krispy Kreme’s new Throw Back Party range, landing just in time for the summer holidays. On July 8th Krispy Kreme is launching its gleefully nostalgic range reminiscent of every 90s kid’s party spread… mmm(bop). But for those who can’t wait until launch day, Krispy Kreme is holding a pre-launch… Read More

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HERE COMES SUMMER: SCOTLAND’S FINEST BUTCHER UNVEILS THE BEST BBQ SEASON BUYS AND TOP FIVE SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL AL FRESCO DINING EXPERIENCE

Just in time for the scorcher we are due this summer, Royal Warrant-holding butcher Donald Russell (www.donaldrussell.com), unveils the ultimate BBQ feasting range: award-winning burgers, extra-meaty sausages, succulent hand prepared steaks and juicy ribs – all perfectly butchered, and delivered direct to your door.  Available now from £9.50, simply add your favourite sauces, sides and salads, and enjoy British barbeque perfection the way it… Read More

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Life is sweet as Enjoy! launches new range of products

A man so debilitated by food intolerances that he hadn’t eaten chocolate for 15 years today unveiled his own range of chocolate treats after spending four years perfecting the ultimate recipe. Now backed by two former directors of Thorntons, Chris Crutchley’s Enjoy! range of naturally fabulous chocolates includes the UK’s first vegan caramel filled bars and vegan caramel filled buttons. The investment has enabled Chris… Read More

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Al Fresco Dining At Royal China Restaurants

Dine al fresco at Royal China Canary Wharf and Fulham this summer. Enjoy a range of appetizing Chinese dishes in the sunshine at two of Royal China’s most renowned restaurants. Royal China, Canary Wharf Royal China Canary Wharf has a large south-facing outdoor patio for up to 80 guests.  Overlooking the Thames, and a minute’s walk from the Thames Clipper’s Canary Wharf Pier, the… Read More

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Tuck in as you tune in!

To celebrate its sponsorship of Friends on Comedy Central, New York Bakery Co. has unveiled SIX new recipes inspired by the characters. The as seen on TV recipe collection has been released by the UK’s number one bagel baker 25 years after the sensational six first arrived on the nation’s small screens. From The Divorcee to The Shopaholic, fans can tuck in as they tune… Read More

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K West Hotel Launches Retro Afternoon Tea

Sweet treats of yesteryear are all the rage at the moment! Come along to K West Hotel & Spa to sample such delights with the new Retro Afternoon Tea, available daily in Studio Kitchen. Expect the ultimate throwback with a playful, confectionary-inspired menu in the swanky surroundings of K West Hotel.  In true K West fashion, the afternoon tea is served on a retro… Read More

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Small Beer Brew Co. unveil new beer: Session Pale

Get ready for the ultimate summer session… Small Beer Brew Co. have launched their highly-anticipated Session Pale, the latest beer from the team of big thinkers that champion world-class taste at a “sociable” ABV. Adding to their family of classic beer styles below 2.8%, as the name and ABV suggest, it is a truly sessionable Pale Ale. At 2.5%, it gives you all the… Read More

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Unveiling The Macallan boutique launch at Dubai

Macallan has now opened the first of their new whisky boutique collections in Dubai International Airport (DXB).

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The Most Elegant English Sparkling Cider You Will Ever Serve….

Do you want to serve something a little different this summer? Slightly tired of packing the usual sparkling wine and prosecco into the picnic hamper to enjoy at the polo, opera and tennis? Look no further, award winning Chalkdown Sparkling Cider, is something you can impress your family and friends with, still with the theatre of releasing the cork and familiar sounding pop! Chalkdown… Read More

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Caorunn Launch New, 54% Highland Strength Gin

Caorunn have launched their highest strength gin yet: Caorunn Highland Strength.   Crafted at Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Gin Master Simon Buley has expertly handcrafted Caorunn Highland Strength at a bold 54% abv to enhance the traditional Scottish botanicals that distinguish Caorunn Gin. This stronger version of Caorunn Gin utilises Scotland’s unique natural resources by infusing five locally foraged Celtic botanicals and… Read More

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Taste of London: Firetree Launches Rich, Single-Estate Chocolate From the Volcanic Pacific Islands and Madagascar

‘Redefining Taste’ with a smooth, rich dark chocolate, which is also dairy-free and vegan-friendly Firetree, the UK’s new super-premium chocolate brand, is delighted to announce the launch of its single-estate, volcanic chocolate range. The superior tasting cocoa beans are sourced from small, island estates in the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’* and Madagascar, where the volcanic terroirs produce cocoa beans with natural flavours that change,… Read More

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OatPantry: UK’s first Porridge and Granola subscription service launches in Shropshire

A unique subscription service launched on 3 June (2019) will bring a healthy, tasty breakfast direct to your letterbox with flavours which change monthly. Oat Pantry will deliver Shropshire artisan granola and flavoured porridge to households throughout the UK. The product will not only be healthy due to reduced sugar and all-natural vegan ingredients, but its environmental impact will be minimal due to its… Read More