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Sandford Orchards is delighted to launch the 2023 Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards. Now in its third year, these unique awards are free to enter and offer aspiring cider makers advice, guidance and guaranteed listings with the on and off trade. This year, the competition is open to cider makers making up to 50,000 litres a year. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2023. 

Evenings are still dark and there is nothing more romantic than a cosy night in! What is unromantic is spending all your time in the kitchen, so Mandira's Kitchen are determined to keep romance alive – and spicy without time out in preparation. 

Mandira's Kitchen have put together a romantic Indian meal for two that can be delivered frozen to any UK Mainland address.  It can be heated from frozen in just 4 minutes so there is no need to waste ages in the kitchen.

Single-use items like plastic cutlery, plates and trays will be banned in England, the government has confirmed.

It is not clear when the ban will come into effect, but it follows similar moves already made by Scotland and Wales. Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey said the move would help protect the environment for future generations.

If the New Year has you thinking about reducing your intake of alcohol, or you feel that booze doesn't fit your current lifestyle, then Mavrik has the answer with its exciting new range of non-alcoholic cocktails.

For the sober curious, Mavrik offers four non-alcoholic cocktails that look good and taste great, perfect for free-spirited adults who are happy to avoid alcohol for personal and wellness reasons.

This Valentine's Day, you can celebrate the love in your life with Devon Cove's Passion Liqueur. Unique and delicate, Passion Liqueur is made by combining fresh passion fruits with Cove's luxuriously smooth Devon potato vodka and the result is enchanting, exotic and absolutely delicious.

Try Cove Passion Liqueur over ice with a twist of grapefruit, with cloudy lemonade or in the crowd-pleasing Pornstar Martini cocktail.

McDonald’s UK&I is set to launch an exciting new wrap, the Spicy Sriracha Chicken One on 4th January.  Filled with spice, the new Big Flavour Wrap is perfect for those looking for something new and HOT.

Made with either crispy chicken breast or grilled chicken, spicy sriracha sauce, cucumber, slivered onions, and lettuce, in a soft, toasted wrap, the tasty wrap will offer something fresh to chicken and wrap lovers for a limited time only - available until 14th February.

Specialist online retailer Wise Bartender has produced two alcohol-free drinks packs specifically designed to inspire and support the thousands of people who are expected to sign up to Dry January with Alcohol Change UK. 

Dry January is the UK's one-month alcohol-free pledge brought by Alcohol Change UK which saw over 130,000 people sign up in 2022.

The freeze to UK alcohol duty rates has been extended six months to 1 August 2023, the government announced.

In a statement to the House of Commons, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury James Cartlidge laid out a plan designed to provide certainty and reassure pubs, distilleries, and breweries as they face a challenging period ahead.

Award-winning, climate and plastic-neutral global wellness brand Vahdam India has announced an exciting new collaboration with the hit series Emily in Paris, produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, which has returned for its third season. 

This exclusive upscale, trendy and fanciful gift set is the show's first collaboration with tea and brings to life the allure of Paris and Emily Cooper's exuberant style.

An award-winning Midlands-based manufacturer, which exports its products throughout the world, sponsored this year’s Birmingham Press Club Christmas Lunch, when journalist and rom-com author Suzan Holder will be guest speaker. Let’s Sanify, which manufactures organic sanitising liquids, won the Start-Up Business of the Year category at this year’s Black Country Chamber Business Awards.

An innovative initiative has been launched that will leverage partnerships with members of the diplomatic community to enhance gastronomy tourism locally and increase visitor arrivals.

Devon House was named Jamaica’s first Gastronomy Centre by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett in 2017. Minister Bartlett has highlighted that the Jamaica Tourism Ministry and The Devon House Development Company Limited, which manages the centuries-old heritage site, “have worked steadfastly in establishing the gastronomy center to bring visitors from overseas and persons from across the island to the historic property to enjoy the culinary delights of Jamaica.”   

Award-winning, climate and plastic-neutral global wellness brand, Vahdam India has announced the exciting launch of a limited-edition Self Care gift in partnership with international superstar and tea lover, Nicole Scherzinger.

While living life on the move, Nicole, a singer, songwriter, actress and TV personality, knows the importance of taking time to care for herself.

UK MasterChef 2022 champion, Eddie Scott, will create special dishes on two evenings at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort in in the second half of April 2023.
 
The UK MasterChef winner will also hold a special cooking demonstration at the resort for guests who want to learn culinary skills. Specific dates will be confirmed shortly.

The much-loved Colmore Food Festival is making a return to Birmingham for its 10th anniversary in July 2023. The much-loved Colmore Food Festival is making a return to Birmingham for its 10th anniversary in July 2023.

Next year, the free, must-visit festival will return in a new location in the Grounds of St Philips Cathedral and will provide guests with a tasty and affordable spread of mouth-watering mini dishes from the traders’ latest menus.