food and drinks industry

Steens Manuka Honey - Sheryl Steens

Profile – Sheryl Steens [Steens Honey]

We chat with Sheryl Steens, boss lady at Steens Honey, possibly the largest and most well known provider of Manuka Honey.  Manuka honey is a rarer variety of honey produced from the nectar of the manuka tree, and is said to have health benefits and medicinal
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Barrels o' wine

Guide – Port Wine with Adrian Bridge

A few weeks ago it was Portugal Day, which lead me to ask the question – when you think about the food and drink of Portugal, what comes to mind? For me it’s port, piri-piri and bacalhau. At the time it seemed easier to write about fortified wine than salted
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Haymans Gin - Miranda Hayman tasting gin

Profile – Miranda Hayman [Haymans Gin]

Hayman’s Distillers, just in case you weren’t aware, are the creator of the much beloved, super oldschool range of Hayman’s Gins. The family actually has over 150 years of distilling history, dating back to Victorian days (that golden age of gin?)
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Adam Baker from Cho Gazpacho

Profile – Adam Baker [¡Cho! Gazpacho]

We speak to Adam Baker, ‘Choman extraordinaire’ – a job title that roughly translates to managing director (we think?) at ¡Cho! Gazpacho. Tasting Britain loves Cho. There are many reasons. Firstly, in  Adam, I may have found someone with a more
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Michel Roux Jr. Le Gavroche - Michel standing

Profile – Michel Roux Jr.

Michel Roux Jr. probably doesn’t need that much of an introduction so we’ll keep it brief. We managed to get this Marathon running, TV presenting, Michelin Star wielding fella to sit down for just a little a bit and answer us a few questions about
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Johnny Neill of Whitley Neill gin.

Profile – Johnny Neill [Whitley Neill Gin]

Ever had a Whitley Neill G&T? You should, they’re delicious… We sit down with the scion to the famous Whitley Neill name (8th generation, don’t you know?) and ask him a few questions about distilling, self promotion and fist fights. So, why the African
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Profile – Fiona Cairns

Full name: Fiona Cairns Role: Creative Director DOB: 20.03.1955 Birthplace: Leicester Twitter: @FionaCairns Website: www.fionacairns.com Fun Fact: Of all the many chocolatey things that Fiona could have chosen, she  loves Maltesers more than most…. J: Where did
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Profile – Karim Hemsi and Sara Hamou [Chew]

Full names: Karim Hemsi and Sara Hamou Roles: Owners and founders. DOBs: 25.08.1976 (Karim) and 27.06.1984 (Sara) Birthplaces: Turku, Finland (Karim) & Warsaw, Poland (Sara) Twitter Handles: @chewtea Website: www.lovetochew.com Fun Fact: We’re often found Eating
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Warner Edwards Gin - Tom & Sion on a hay bale with British flag

Profile – Tom Warner and Sion Edwards [Warner Edwards Gin]

I read that you met in Agricultural College originally. How long ago was that and why’d you guys swap the world of farming for gin distillation? Yes, we met in September 1997.  After, leaving we both went into the world of fresh produce which led us slightly away from
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