Thursday, October 30, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Since global media outlets reported the EU horsemeat scandal, the British meat market has suffered a severe blow.
Despite the fact that the majority of meat cuts were 100% genuine, local and international consumers began to doubt the authenticity of labels, packaging and sources.
Thankfully, with the support of the British public, British meat is once again emerging among the top markets in the world.
Thanks to the recent reintroduction of premium breeds such as wagyu, the British beef market is on track to flourish.
Improved labelling and supply chain laws will allow both local and international buyers to trace the exact journey of every cut, giving consumers peace of mind.
Locally, the rejuvenation of historic trading hubs such as London’s Borough Market has greatly contributed to a growing interest in premium quality meat and a preference to ‘buy British.’
Farmers Markets have made a come back across the nation. They allow consumers to cut of the middle man (or men, in most cases) and purchase meat that is fresh, organic and 100% genuine straight from the farmer.
Another factor contributing to the UK’s rekindled taste for beef is the emergence of online butchers. With just a few clicks of the button, British meat connoisseurs can take advantage of a meat delivery service direct to their doors.
With EBLEX reporting that global meat consumption is expected to grow by 60-100% by 2050, the opportunities for British farmers are enormous.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Distilled at the Thames Distillers in Greenwich, the gin is infused with juniper berries, coriander seeds and angelica root to give a savoury and clean finish.
Whilst at the launch we tried a cocktail of lavander infused gin with lemon bitters which was extremely pleasent alongside salmon.
We also participated in the #roastselfie competition that sees one winner a month win a £25 restaurant voucher. If you're visiting soon, get snapping!
Available at £25 for a 70cl bottle to purchase in the restaurant.
*An introductory price of £20 will be offered during October.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
What's the first thing you look at when selecting wine: The label? The vintage? The discription?
The words on the back of a bottle don't mean much to me. After much deliberation I could pick 'a rich and smooth red with hints of summer berries' only to get it home to discover it's sharp and floral.
So, on Wednesday I attended a tasting event hosted by Tesco, who I believe have a great approach to wine.
As part of the Tesco wine team’s continued efforts to help customers better understand wine, Tesco invited bloggers, journalists and wine lovers to create customer friendly descriptions for each of its 100 *finest wines.
These descriptions were then translated into ‘word clouds’ and will be used in a variety of ways in store and online to help customers when selecting wine.
With over 100 wines on offer, I perched myself firmly at the dessert wine. Here I found the star of the show: a deliciously sweet tipple with hints of orange - perfect for pairing with cheese and rich chocolate desserts.