How to pair your Cider this Christmas with Jane Peyton

How to pair your Cider this Christmas with Jane Peyton

December 05, 2019

Please welcome Jane Peyton, the UKs first pommelier, who takes us through which Christmas Ciders she'll be drinking, and how to pair these to your Christmas meal. Over to you, Jane!

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8 Wine Myths Debunked with Jancis Robinson and Food52

8 Wine Myths Debunked with Jancis Robinson and Food52

December 04, 2019

Do you need a different glass for different wines? Can you drink red wine with fish or white with meat? Is it true that only red wine needs decanting? What is the proper way to taste wine in a restaurant?

Who better to ask these questions to than world-renowned wine critic and our good friend, Jancis Robinson. During Jancis' World Atlas of Wine tour in the US earlier this year, she and Richard popped into Food52 to bust some of the biggest wine myths around.

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What to buy a Whisky Lover this Christmas

What to buy a Whisky Lover this Christmas

December 02, 2019

Did you know that our Fluted Collection was made especially for whisky, and specifically whisky at the Gleneagles Hotel?

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The Best Christmas Gifts for a Gin Lover

The Best Christmas Gifts for a Gin Lover

December 02, 2019

We're mighty pleased that gin has found its way home and is now being distilled left, right and centre in London. We're sure the gin lover in your life feels the same, so we've pulled together the perfect gin gift guide, hand picked just for them.

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Meet Rajat Parr, Sommelier, Winemaker, Author and Collector

Meet Rajat Parr, Sommelier, Winemaker, Author and Collector

November 28, 2019

"My greatest joy as a sommelier, winemaker, author, and collector, has been sharing the wines that excite me. But, it’s not just the wine itself that fascinates me – it’s also the process of how the wine was created. Every important wine has a strong sense of will behind it, and every serious winery shares a desire to find a deeper knowledge of their vineyards; to discover the beauty that lies within the balance between the grape, soil and microclimate."

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Richard's Favourite American Beers for Thanksgiving

Richard's Favourite American Beers for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2019

You may or may not know that we have an American in our midst! Richard was born and grew up in the states and to this day will celebrate Thanksgiving in London with as much enthusiasm as everyone else across the pond. As such, it only feels right for Richard to do our journal takeover today, reminiscing over his favourite American beers with which to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

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How to Make the Most Perfect Gin & Tonic

How to Make the Most Perfect Gin & Tonic

October 19, 2019

As proud G&T drinking Londoners, we wanted to share with you our favourite 3 London-based gins, and our top tips so you can make The Perfect Gin & Tonic. Over the last few of years, different takes on the classic have been thought up, but the below method with any variation of ingredients will guarantee you a G&T to delight every time. 

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How to Wash and Clean Decanters and Wine Glasses

How to Wash and Clean Decanters and Wine Glasses

October 14, 2019

Perhaps the hardest part of decanting is actually looking after them: because of their shapes and fragility, decanters can be tricky to clean. The same goes for wine glasses, so we've created a guide for both. 

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Sloe Gin, Richard Brendon, Somerset

Sloe Gin: Arguably the Best Thing about Autumn

October 07, 2019

Here at Richard Brendon we love doing things by hand. We also think our cut crystal glasses deserve to be filled with a delicious tipple every now and again. So funnily enough when autumn comes around, we're big fans of making (and drinking) homemade sloe gin. 

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glassblowing, slovenia, richard brendon

The Art of Glassblowing: An Interview with LuxDeco

October 04, 2019

Today kicks off the start of London Cocktail Week, so we thought it only fitting to feature the Q&A between Richard and LuxDeco, when they discussed the Art of Glassblowing and our favourite Cut Crystal collections

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The Wine Decanting Guide with Jancis Robinson

The Wine Decanting Guide with Jancis Robinson

October 01, 2019

It goes without saying, there is often much thought that goes into serving wine when hosting a dinner party: food pairings, the right number of bottles, wine temperature, and the order in which you are planning on serving them. 

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First look: The Latest World Atlas of Wine

First look: The Latest World Atlas of Wine

September 27, 2019

We certainly enjoyed attending Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson’s World Atlas of Wine book launch earlier this week, and tasting some of the more obscure and wonderful wines featured in this edition. 

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