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Blog archive - May, 2015

Win a Two-Night Trip to jet off to Geneva for an unforgettable weekend

29 May 2015
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If you have never been to Geneva before, here is your opportunity to win a fantastic two-night trip to this vibrant city for two people worth an amazing £2,500. Not only will you get a guided tour of Geneva’s Old Town but you will also get to go on a water excursion and try your hand at water-skiing and paddle boarding as well as get to actually turn on the Jet d’eau...

Hear us RAW at The Truman Brewery’s Artisan Wine Fair

29 May 2015
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London wine week may have officially started on the 18th May but for those in the know, the celebrations began on Sunday 17th at The Truman Brewery in Hackney with The Artisan Wine Fair, or RAW, where hundreds of vineyard representatives plied their wares to happy customers...

We get a little Cocchi when talking about Italian Vermouths and Aromatised Wine at Rev JW Simpson

28 May 2015
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After trying the Cocchi and Tonic, a truly delicious afternoon cooler and viable summer alternative to the standard G&T, we return to our table and work our way through the list that the bar team have lovingly prepared. Jay, the Rev’s official forager, has been in the woods...

How to Travel Europe on a Budget

26 May 2015
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Travelling can be expensive, particularly when you're travelling overseas. Savvy travellers, however, use several tricks of the trade to find worthwhile savings on flights, ground transportation, and even lodging. Here are five helpful tips to help you save on your next trip to Europe...

Eating out in Buenos Aires

25 May 2015
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It’s the party atmosphere of this vibrant city that hits you first but eventually you will at some point feel hungry. It’s a hot place so it may take some time but when you eventually feel hungry you are in for a real treat. The beef in Buenos Aires is outstanding and widely available and all budgets are catered for…

Limited Edition Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea at The Langham, London

To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show this week, The Langham, London has launched a special Afternoon Tea and has partnered Laurent-Perrier as The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden is on display at the show. You can also enter a competition to enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court at the 1865 price of just seven pence...

Dim Sum and Cocktail Bar Fu Manchu Lands With a High Kick on the Clapham Food Scene

20 May 2015
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The exposed-brickwork bar is set out like an aircraft hangar and is full of bright young things clamouring at the bartenders for cocktails served in Tiki glasses, the high-tempo tunes emanating from the speakers the type DJs usually pump out after midnight by the time everyone’s, uh, kung fu fighting...

Cherish Finden and The Langham, London Afternoon Tea

19 May 2015
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Afternoon Tea has become a big thing not only here in London but I see it being offered in 5-star hotels around the world. Since writing about Afternoon Teas over the last few years, I have been amazed at the variety and innovative creations that pastry chefs have come up with, none more so than Cherish Finden who is Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham, London...

The Charm of Asheville – North Carolina’s Hidden Gem

18 May 2015
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Two years ago, when I visited Asheville, NC for the first time, I remember thinking to myself “This place is next.” Like Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR, Asheville had a wealth of gritty charm and historic heart that seemed to destine the city as the newest boutique travel destination. Time has proved me right…

It’s Cruise Control for The Reverend JW Simpson and Herradura Tequila on Cinco de Mayo

18 May 2015
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We learn about the history of tequila, the production methods, why you should only ever drink 100% agave tequilas (if it’s less than 100%, the rest is made up with the stuff that gives you the dreaded ‘tequila hangover’) and we sample each of the Herradura range, the spirits ranging in age from 45 days to 11 months to two years...