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Blossom Hill To Be Granted Royal Warrant

Blossom Hill is to be announced as the official pouring wine at all events, state dinners and regular pass time tipple of the Queen. They will receive a Royal Warrant and be allowed to display the royal crest on all bottles from Monday. 297 more words


Today in Food History

Also, on this day in 1854 Cadbury received a Royal Warrant as “manufacturers of cocoa and chocolate to Queen Victoria”

In 1879 John H. Heinz received a patent for an ‘Improvement in Vegetable-Assorters.’ (“machines for assorting vegetables, fruits, pickles etc. 18 more words

Today In Food History

Eight historic department stores in London…8. John Lewis

The upmarket department store chain John Lewis traces its origins back to 1864 when the man himself opened a drapers at 132 Oxford Street (later renumbered, it’s the site of the current store). 495 more words

Twentieth Century

Whisky: A Drink Fit for a King (or Queen)

Ruling a country is hard work. It should therefore come as no surprise that some monarchs need a drink from time to time. History is littered with examples of royalty who liked their booze perhaps a bit too much. 1,145 more words


Artist of the moment.........Gerald Benney

Gerald Benney was an internationally renown goldsmith and silversmith from Britain. Gerald Benney was born in Kingston upon Hull, England in the year 1930. Benney attended the Brighton School of Art and the famed Royal Academy of Art. 245 more words

Interview: Truefitt & Hill

As a traditional shaver, you are probably very familiar with Truefitt & Hill. Given the title of the ‘Oldest Barbershop in the World’ by the Guinness Book of World Records, Truefitt & Hill is one of the most respected and long-storied wet shaving companies in existence. 1,499 more words