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

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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.

**Diary date** Love Your Gut week, 4th – 10th September 2017

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The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and  take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it!

Love Your Gut Week 2017 runs from 4-10th September. Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for over 18 years by providing expert tips, digestive health news and recipes.

The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! To get you started Dr Joan Ransley and the experts at Love Your Gut have put together tips on how to give your gut the love and attention it deserves.

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. 

 

Food you should eat before your wedding

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Frida Harju, In-House Nutritionist at food and health app Lifesum (www.lifesum.com), comments:

Asparagus - Asparagus and other leafy greens, such as celery and artichokes possess dieurtetic properties, which work to reduce bloating. Additionally, the high amounts of fibre found in asparagus will leave you feeling fuller for longer, preventing you from reaching for that late-afternoon snack, all of which make it a great food to eat before your wedding day.

Add a touch of sparkle to your wedding toast with Mionetto

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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.

Bordeaux En Primeur - A Gift to Stand the Test of Time

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With wedding season in full swing, finding the perfect gift can sometimes prove challenging.  With this in mind M&S has found the solution to every gifting occasion with a selection of fine wines that will continue to be appreciated long after the wrapping paper has fallen away. 

For an original and thoughtful gift, consider Marks and Spencer’s en primeur range: fine wines sourced from Bordeaux, selected on quality and value, bought before they were bottled and designed to be kept to age.

The chocolate show returns for fifth anniversary edition

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Save the date: the chocolate show returns for fifth anniversary edition, 13-15th October 2017

For the fifth anniversary edition, the chocolate show, the UK’s biggest celebration of our favourite sweet treat returns to Olympia from 13-15th October. Attracting over 20,000 chocolate fans and foodies, the event showcases chocolate in all its forms, from bars and bakes to desserts, patisserie, ice cream and truffles. 

 

Celebrate World Chocolate Day with Elizabeth Shaw

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Today is World Chocolate Day, the day for chocolate addicts to indulge in their favorite chocolate, whether it may be milk, dark or white. Devoted to making every moment special, the chocolate experts, Elizabeth Shaw have a selection of delicious, decadent chocolates that will leave your craving for chocolate completely satisfied. 

 

Chocolate producers since 1881, Elizabeth Shaw are passionate about creating original and irresistible treats to be enjoyed. Elizabeth Shaw has always been dedicated to making chocolates that friends and family can enjoy together, which is why they remain a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and Easter. 

 

Chocolate traditions around the world

Chocolate is consumed, enjoyed and celebrated across the globe. From those that treat themselves to their favourite bar at the end of a long day, to the true chocoholics counting down to their next fix. All around the world, countries create their own chocolate traditions and we at Andrew James have rounded up the 6 best places for any chocolate lover to visit, and of course, sample their wares!

Italy

 

The Italians have a deep relationship with chocolate, with many considering it to be an aphrodisiac! As well as enjoying the more sensual aspects of chocolate, Italians are also Europe’s biggest fans of bitter chocolate varieties, especially those made with hazelnuts or a rich liqueur. 

 

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. 

Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding?

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Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding? Or, perhaps you are a guest who needs a wedding gift but are looking for something really different? 

Hooray! As it’s World Chocolate we have just the thing…

Biscuiteers create wonderful, artistic hand iced chocolates and biscuits for an array of occasions, including engagement presents, wedding gifts and wedding favours.