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Claire Scott-Gall

A trip to Adega Cartuxa in the Alentejo region of Portugal

30 November, 2021

Our trip to Adega Cartuxa in the Alentejo in Portugal began with insight into the Eugénio de Almeida family who founded the winery but also the charitable Fundacão de Eugénio de Almeida. It was 4th generation Vasco Maria who was a dedicated philanthropist to the town of Evora. We toured around his incredibly historical house […]

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Claire Scott-Gall

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – how to taste

5 November, 2021

I attended an olive oil course this week in Brighton with the UK olive oil legend that is Judy Ridgway. Judy is one of the few olive oil experts in the world outside of the main olive oil-producing regions and has been honing her skills over the last 30 years. Judy’s enthusiasm for this incredible […]

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Claire Scott-Gall

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – it’s good for you!

5 November, 2021

There has been much research over the years into the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil. It can help prevent heart disease, lower your blood pressure and help prevent some cancers and tumours. The EU now actually allow producers to put a health claim on their bottles – Extra Virgin Olive Oil can prevent […]

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Elise Mather

A memorable trip to Jean-Luc Colombo

4 November, 2021

In early October, some of the team were warmly welcomed to Domaine Jean-Luc Colombo, a family-run estate managed by Jean-Luc, his wife Anne and their daughter Laure with passion, dedication and joy. On the first night, they hosted a dinner in their house, perched at the top of the Cornas hills amongst the vines, where […]

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Anna Woodbridge

Matching Exceptional Artisan Cheeses & Ports

1 November, 2021

We were pleased to once again be able to host our annual cheese and Port evening, pairing a range of Fonseca Ports with some of Paxton & Whitfield’s finest cheeses. The tasting was hosted at Mentzendorff Offices by Amanda Lloyd from Fonseca Port and Hero Hirsh from Paxton & Whitfield. All of the Paxton & […]

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