Food & Drink

Independent wine stocks UK’s grandest selection of Decanter medal-winning Italian wines

Edinburgh-based wine merchant, Independent Wine , now stocks more than 80 Decanter medal-winning Italian vintages. This is perhaps the largest collection in the UK, showing the online-only retailer's dedication to – and laser-focus on – fine Italian wines.

Last week, Decanter announced the winners of its prestigious World Wine Awards 2022. Of this year's winning vintages, 13 newcomers are stocked by Independent Wine. This raises the stockist's total number of Decanter medal-winning wines from 69 to 82.

The Decanter World Wine Awards is arguably the most influential...

A Trademark is a Global Icon for Gourmets' Tables - Laudemio

Laudemio was the harvested flower in the middle Ages, and it was the part of the harvest that was given to the lords' meal. Today, the Laudemio trademark is a global icon for gourmets' tables. It is admired by those who appreciate Tuscany's amazing oil art and masterpieces. The rules of Laudemio's entire production process, from the natural growth of olive trees to the selected selection of the fruit at its ripening peak, are history, tradition, sincerity, and respect for this land and environment. Following harvest, the olives are ready to be transformed into the so-called green gold of...

Little Oink in Magdalen Road

Little Oink now open in Magdalen Road

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Mon, 05/02/2022 - 11:11pm

New to the Exeter foodie scene, Little Oink is a breakfast, bistro and cocktail bar from restaurateur Robin Rea, owner of the hugely successful Rusty Pig in Ottery.

Robin’s wanted to open a restaurant in Exeter for years and finally he’s realising this long-time dream in the reinvigorated former Meat 59 premises.

His partner in the venture is Harry Thorne. It’s Harry’s first restaurant, but he’s no stranger to hospitality having worked in après ski bars during his previous career as a ski instructor. Harry is from St Leonards himself so has a finger on the pulse of this...

Salcombe Distilling Co.

Salcombe Distilling Co. Exceeds £1million Crowdfunding Target in 24 Hours

Internationally acclaimed Salcombe Distilling Co. (SDCo.) launched ‘The Taste of Tomorrow Starts Today’ crowdfunding campaign last week and within the first 24 hours it had exceeded its Seedrs target of £1million. The investment opportunity will stay open until mid May.

The highly ambitious and successful SDCo. creates two world-class spirits brands, the multi-award winning Salcombe Gin and pioneering non-alcoholic spirit and aperitif New London Light. SDCo. is aiming to raise £5 million over the next twelve months, the first part of this through the respected Seedrs platform, to...

Social Gin Tasting at Local Holiday Home

Local spirits company offers unique blind tasting experiences

Authored by Azu Spirits
Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 12:52pm

Devon-based Azu Spirits have launched an exciting new gin and whisky tasting experience across the South West, just in time for summer.

Azu is partnering with venues and holiday homes across the South West to offer premium tasting experiences to private parties, businesses, and events. The blind tasting showcases six distinct Scottish single malt whiskies or British gins. Azu also collaborates with local businesses to provide food pairings alongside the tasting experience, offering a unique opportunity to explore the depths of flavour.

Azu Spirits was launched in January...

What are the types of caviar? Which is the best?

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Posted: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 8:19am

Before digging deep into the types, we would first put a light on what caviar is all about. It is basically the pickled roe of sturgeon or other large fishes which is finely processed by the professionals, giving it a pickle-like sensation and is eaten as a spread or an appetizer.

If you ever have a chance to visit a place where there is a huge variety of caviar, every single type of these fish roes are so tempting and mouth watering, you would want to taste a spoonful from each category. These types include the best beluga caviar, Iranian Caviar, Siberian sturgeon, American...

New Burger King set to arrive in Exeter

New restaurant will create 24 jobs

Whopper® fans rejoice! Burger King® UK has announced that it will be opening a brand new restaurant in Exeter, giving the city’s much-loved High Street branch a sibling.

What’s more, the restaurant, located at Exe Bridges Retail Park, will bring 24 new jobs to the local area, with recruitment for legendary team members to join the Burger King®family in Exeter now open.

Up to four managerial roles are being created for the restaurant, with two restaurant assistant manager positions currently accepting applications.

Burger King...

SDCo. Howard Davies, Dr Nick Blazquez and Angus Lugsdin

Salcombe Distilling Co. Is On A Mission To Bring Exceptional Taste To The World

Internationally acclaimed Salcombe Distilling Co. (SDCo.) has launched ‘the taste of tomorrow starts today’ crowdfunding campaign. The highly ambitious and successful SDCo. creates two world-class spirits brands, the multi-award winning Salcombe Gin and pioneering non-alcoholic spirit and aperitif New London Light. SDCo. is aiming to raise £5 million over the next twelve months, the first part of this through the respected Seedrs platform, to continue to grow globally with aspirations to bring exceptional taste to the world.

Interested investors who sign up now until Friday 15th...

Cofton Holidays scoops Silver Taste of the West Award for commitment to local suppliers and seasonal produce

Award-winning South Devon café Amelia’s Pantry, based at Cofton Holidays near Dawlish Warren, has been recognised at the prestigious Taste of the West awards for its use of local produce, extensive seasonal menu and welcoming atmosphere.

The highly-regarded café picked up the Silver Taste of the West Award following a rigorous mystery shopper assessment, during which the judge was particularly impressed by the quality of the food and the menu food map, which pinpoints exactly where each element of Cofton’s dishes comes from.

Amelia’s list of over 25 suppliers, all based...

Celebrate the spring season at The Ivy Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/25/2022 - 7:29am

The Ivy Exeter has launched a delectable new menu embracing the flavours of spring. With a sense of freshness and renewal, guests will be taken on a journey of rediscovery with a selection of delights featuring ingredients that the new season brings to our tables.

Diners can enjoy a series of seasonal favourites that spotlight the best of British ingredients. The new menu features a number of artisanal British suppliers, with dishes including Garden Pea & Nettle Soup, Grilled Asparagus with Szechuan mayonnaise, capers, flaked almonds, quail’s egg and watercress, Twice-Baked...

Sales of fruit and veg in Devon will fund meals for children in Tesco’s Buy One to Help a Child campaign

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/21/2022 - 6:41am

Tesco customers buying fruit or vegetables in Devon will be helping to support children living in food insecurity.

From 21 March until Sunday 3 April, Tesco will give a donation when customers top up their trollies with healthy fruit and vegetables in store or at during the supermarket’s Buy One to Help a Child event.

The cash donated by Tesco from sales of all types of fruit and vegetables will enable its food redistribution charity partner FareShare to help thousands of children’s charities who rely on regular donations to help families and young people in...

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