Sustainable Wine Discount

Sustainable Wine Discount 15%

Use code OH15 to get 15% off all orders

sustainable wine discountTulip Hambleton, of Sustainable Wines, writes:

I am a wine lover and expert based in North London. Originally from New Zealand, I have spent the past 20 years working in the retail and food and drink industries, my love of wine eventually culminating in my business — Sustainable Wines UK.

My company does what it says on the tin. I wanted to find the very best sustainable, organic, biodynamic and natural wines from all over the world, and make them available to people who might not otherwise get to try them.

As well as my love of wine, the concept was driven by two of my passions: for the environment and health. The wines we sell are produced in a natural, eco-friendly way, and are low in chemicals and sulphites. The goal for me was to enhance people’s health and enjoyment and help the planet — through wine!

Our customers enjoy some of the most interesting and unique wines around — from bottles made right here in the UK, to award-winning wines from New Zealand; including its newest wine region, Ohau. Ninety minutes north of Wellington, on the west coast of the North Island, Ohau only started wine production in 2009, after a local viticulturist discovered similarities in the soils and climate to those of other NZ winemaking regions. Ohau’s signature varieties are Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, several of which have won international awards over the years.

Tulip’s Christmas Wine suggestions

Christmas morning: Start with a fantastic bottle of natural Prosecco. Our Casa Coste Piane Prosecco is made from 60-year-old vines in the unusual champenoise method, with no added sugar, sulphur or yeast.

Aperitif: Toast with an organic Crémant

Christmas Dinner: Pair starters with a sustainable white or rosé from Ohau Vineyard. With the turkey, enjoy a luscious, aromatic Pinot Gris; and round pudding off with our smooth, chocolatey Pinot Noir from Spy Valley.

These wines are available in the Christmas Wine List Sorted package (£81), which makes a perfect gift . . . if you can bear to give it away!

Leading up to Christmas, I’ll be offering free advice for any businesses or event planners looking to create the perfect sustainable wine list this Christmas season.  See full details at sustainablewines.co.uk

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Organic wine discount

Organic Wine Discount 10%

New customers  can use the code VA014 to get 10% off orders of 12 bottles or more

Discount organic wineIf you can’t afford to fly away, get a taste of abroad from Vinceremos: a great British organic wine importer, one of the first to champion Fairtrade wines and spirits from developing countries, and now supplying over 400 organic, vegan, biodynamic, natural and Fairtrade drinks

Vinceremos encourages transparency in wine-making practices and ingredient labelling, believing that organic wines have nothing to hide, and much to shout about. It supplies ‘natural wines’ (made with no added sulphur dioxide); was one of the first to supply vegetarian and vegan wines; and has a wide range of organic Prosecco and Champagne, perfect for Christmas, along with organic Port, whisky and liqueurs; gluten-free beer, English and French organic cider and gift options including magnum bottles

Jem Gardener, owner of the company, says: ‘We passionately believe in organic grape-growing and wine-making, but first and foremost our wines must be delicious. We are committed to looking after the environment, our suppliers, our employees, and our customers.’

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French Flavour hamper

French Flavour hamperIf you’re a crossword fan, subscribe to The Taster and you’ll get a quarterly chance to win a hamper, cookbooks or equally exciting foodie prize, in addition to the free giveaways & competitions available online.

This hamper is the prize for our crossword currently published in our Autumn issue; for a chance to win, either subscribe or get a free copy of The Taster, complete the crossword and send it to us as directed in the magazine.

French Flavour specialises in supplying quality French and UK artisan food products, delivered direct to your door. Cider, artisan beer, garlic, saucisson, olive oils, patés, sea salt, hand-baked biscuits, sauces & marinades. For full details see www.frenchflavour.co.uk or ring 01978 356835

Lucknam Park Cookery Course

Lucknam Park Cookery CourseThe beautiful estate of Lucknam Park, near Chippenham in the Cotswolds, is offering a one-day cookery course, worth £175, in its state-of-the-art kitchen. This includes lunch, treats, goodies to take away — and the loan of a Chef’s Jacket & Apron, so you can look the part while learning from professional chefs. Rooms are available at Lucknam Park Hotel, at the usual rates, if you would like to stay overnight. For a chance to win, email your name, address, and the below three phrases to editor@thetastermagazine.com:

(Email these phrases to the Editor:)
407 trees line Lucknam Park’s mile-long drive
Lucknam Park has five walled gardens
The Cotswold Way walk is 102 miles long

The deadline is 1 November 2016. Names will be pulled out of a hat and the first to emerge with the three phrases will be the winner. Good luck!

As mentioned, if you would like to enjoy a proper break away, Lucknam Park have a selection of beautiful rooms for you to choose from. Prices from £290 per night; the hotel is located a short walk from the Cookery School. For full details of the hotel and school, see Lucknam

T&Cs: Day courses run from 8:30am-4:30pm (approx), Monday-Saturday. Included are: coffee & pastries on arrival, all ingredients, lunch, a course folder and Cookery School bag. The prize is non-exchangeable, subject to availability, and must be taken by 31 August 2017. The Editor’s decision on the winner is final. The winner’s name and home town will be published in the Winter/Christmas 2016 issue of The Taster.

Lucknam Park Cookery Course

BBC Good Food Show free tickets

BBC Good Food ShowBBC Good Food Show covers some of the biggest, most exciting food festivals in the UK. Every show features cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, lectures, talks, special events, and  — what we all want — tastings!

The Taster has 10 tickets (five pairs) to give away, valid for any of this autumn’s shows. Just email your name, address, and The GFS Taster Tickets Code: TASTERGFS to editor@thetastermagazine.com

The deadline is 12 October, and winners’ names will appear in our next (Winter/Christmas 2016) issue. Good luck!

T&Cs: All tickets are general admission excluding Saturday. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms & conditions apply. Tickets do not include a seat in the Supertheatre. Organised and presented by River Street Events.

BBC Good Food Show free tickets

Tea For Two

Tea for Two at the Welcombe,
Stratford-u-Avon (worth £60)

Tea For Two

After the bustle of Christmas, imagine relaxing by a roaring fire with finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, open rolls, homemade scones with the finest jam & clotted cream, and Tea For Two(of course) a glass of something chilled and bubbly . . . tea for two is surely one of the best ways to recover from the festive season. We love the look of this fabulous tea, on offer at the Welcombe hotel in Stratford upon Avon, complete with roaring fire.
The Taster is pleased to offer you, dear reader, the chance to win tea for two (worth £60) in the New Year. Terms and conditions apply — for more details, see The Welcombe Hotel. Good luck!

To enter, fill out the form below. Deadline is midnight, 15 January 2016; a gift voucher will be sent shortly after to the winner. Name and home town of the winner will be published in the next issue of The Taster 

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The Taster Christmas Hamper

The Taster Christmas Hamper

Enter now! For a chance to win a really wonderful hamper full of goodies from artisan fudge to sea salt and, yes, a bottle of wine. Click on the belowChristmas Hamper Prize

Etherington’s Farm Shop, in Cornwall, is a great example of an eco-conscious food enterprise. Its poultry is free-range, its beef is pasture-fed, and many of its grocery items are created by local craftspeople. The Shop has donated this great prize — a Christmas Hamper — for whoever is drawn out of The Taster’s bowler hat on 20 December.

The hamper is a gourmet’s delight, containing Stewart’s luxury Scottish fudge; herbed lemon olives, and olives with piri-piri by Torrent; Boxing Day chutney, Christmas marmalade and pickle, plus spiced wine & rum ‘Christmas Syrup,’ all by Bay Tree; a cheeky couple of Cab Savs — and a pair of mini luxury Christmas Puddings by Great Taste award-winners, Butler’s Grove.

Just click on the above, fill out the survey and enter your name!

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River Cottage Cookery Course

20% off River Cottage
Cookery Course

River Cottage is offering readers of The Taster 20% off Fishing Courses taking place before 31 March 2016; enter ‘TASTER’ at the online checkout. Courses include:

Catch & Cook — a day out sea fishing in Plymouth, with dinner in the Canteen afterwards

Fish Cookery — with expert tuition at River Cottage itself, in Dorset

Seashore Foraging — join the River Cottage team for “an edible adventure along the beautiful Jurassic coastline”

Shoreline Fishing — join the team on the beach and learn to catch, cook and eat your own fish at the River Cottage Cookery School

To read our Editor’s account of the Catch & Cook course below, order a copy of our Autumn 2015 issue for £3 here.River Cottage Cookery Course

Terms & Conditions apply to this offer; see website for full details.

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The Taster Magazine Special Offer

The Taster Magazine
Special Offer

Subscribe to The Taster today, for yourself or as a great birthday or Christmas present for a foodie friend, for a whole year for just £10 instead of £14 including post & packaging. Offer ends 31 January 2016. If you prefer snail mail, print out the form below, fill it in and send it to us.

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