Drink

Celebrate a sparkling future with a drop of english from Bolney wine estate

sparkling wine

Start as you mean to go on and toast at your wedding with a quintessentially English wine from Bolney Wine Estate. With more brides opting for classic country barns and historical castles to hold their special day in, pairing the day with an award-winning wine from England suits better than any other.

There’s a wine to fit every bride too – opt for a Bolney sparkling rosé to add a hue of blush to a wedding theme. Alternative brides can surprise guests and choose a bottle of sparkling red wine, a delicious and rich fizzy flavour.

Wedding reception gin and vodka cocktail recipes from the Dingle Distillery

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Dingle Original Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka, the Irish artisan craft spirits, produced in The Dingle Distillery, County Kerry, Ireland both launched earlier this year in the UK, and they've proven to be the key ingredient in some delectable cocktails! 

They include some gin and vodka sharing cocktails, some twists on the classics and some slightly more unique options! ​Equally all could work for a hen party, and the slimline version is ideal for the bride to be who's watching her figure! 

The Dingle Mo-gin-to

Freixenet is set to keep your wedding toast cool this summer

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Freixenet are keeping wedding toasts cool this summer with their new ICE Rosé. The most recent addition to the Freixnet family, ICE Rosé has been uniquely designed to be poured over chunks of ice, with a purposely richer flavor to balance the chill.

 

Coming in a glossy white and pink bottle, the fizz would be a striking centre piece for any wedding. The perfect accompaniment to salads, duck dishes and fruity puddings, ICE Rosé can be the choice of refreshment for mains and deserts. 

 

Add a celebratory spirit to your wedding with Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers

 

Whether you’re looking to win over your wedding guests with fabulous favours or to build a truly British bar, then look no further than the selection from Dunnet Bay Distillers. The UK’s most northerly mainland distillery offers two lovingly hand-crafted spirits, Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, both unique in flavour and also available in a favour-friendly miniature format.

Set up by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, in 2014, Dunnet Bay Distillery is located in the wilderness of the far north of Scotland. The couple are passionate about handcrafting spirits that celebrate the heritage and provenance of Caithness and pride themselves on using local hand-foraged botanicals.

Add a touch of sparkle to your wedding toast with Mionetto

prosecco

Made in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco region in Northern Italy, Mionetto is Italy’s favourite sparkling wine. This well-structured sparkling Prosecco stands out for its luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, whilst the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of honey, black liquorice, and acacia blossom.

Poptails - 50 sensationally intoxicating cocktail lollies!

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BY CESAR & NADIA RODEN

 

Poptails is a new, glamorous collection of fun alcoholic ice-lollies from Cesar and Nadia Roden. Combining the magic and romance of cocktails with a refreshingly creative spin, these delicious poptails are elegant, luxurious, sophisticated and playful. There’s something a little mischievous about turning childhood treats into a strictly adult culinary experience, and this is what Poptails does best.

Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win

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1. Rubis Chocolate Wine

This IWSC award winning wine is a blend of Spanish fortified red wine infused with luxurious chocolate flavours. By using the best Tempranillo grapes from the centre of Spain combined with premium dark chocolate, Rubis have created a rich fruity wine with a velvety chocolate finish (in other words Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win). Notes of rich cherry and red fruit enveloped in velvety premium dark chocolate makes Rubis the perfect tipple to be enjoyed at a multitude of special occasions. 

The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn

Caorunn

The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) has enlisted the expertise of Masterchef finalist Stacie Stewart to create four tonics that balance perfectly with the refreshing taste of Caorunn gin.

 

The refreshingly tonics have been inspired by Caorunn’s locally-foraged Celtic botanicals.Harnessing Scotland’s unique natural resources, Gin master Simon Buley forages the botanicals from the hills surrounding the breath-taking setting of Balmenach Distillery in the Cairngorms National Park. Each of the four tonics have been designed exclusively by Stacie who has a passion for using raw, natural ingredients. The home-made ingredients are bursting with health benefits without compromising on taste.

 

How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

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How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

The food and drink you serve at your wedding plays a huge part of your big day. In fact, the catering is likely to be one of the biggest expenses, so it’s vital you get it right. There’s so many choices and options when it comes to wedding food and drink, so how do you pick the right menu for your big day? If you’re looking for unusual cuisine to surprise your guests, reflect your personality as a couple and ensure the catering is remembered for many years to come, it’s time to ‘think outside the box’ and weave some creative spirit into your wedding menu.

Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear, provides some tips on how to think outside the box for your wedding catering.

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...

 

Planning

It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.