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Christmas recipes with a twist

Sam Bertram

6 October 2016

We spoke to The Wiltshire Liqueur Company’s Tiffinie Pride about her favourite recipes & cocktails using her liqueurs, and why we should be stocking up for Christmas. Why should we be buying your liqueurs? ‘They are incredibly versatile – they are great on their own but also brilliant as a basis for cocktails and in cooking. We have lots of cocktail and recipe ideas on our website - they’re perfect to keep drinks and food interesting through the festive season. My favourite cocktail is one I conceived after a hard day’s slog in the office. It’s still my go to drink after a long day.  ‘Damson in Distress’ has Damson Vodka, Ginger Ale and Ice and if I’m feeling flush I add a mint leaf. My favourite recipe is a bit summery but it’s just so delicious I have to share. At a fair someone once told me they mix Blood Orange with Olive Oil and mustard to make a salad dressing. We’ve eaten it with fresh peas, mozzarella and Parma ham and it is so yummy.  Perfect for dinner parties as a light starter. Craft is a bar in Greenwich in London that stock our liqueurs. They make a delicious cocktail called SE10 made up of our Wild Strawberry, Gin, honey and black pepper. It is amazing!’ What should we be cooking up for Christmas? ‘Christmas cake soaked in Blood Orange rather than brandy is so good. People are starting to make their Christmas cakes at this time of year so if you’re looking to do something different this could be the answer. You just feed your cake with Blood Orange in the same way you would with brandy. We’ve also got a great Nigel Slater recipe on the website.  Pheasant and Sloe Gin – really good and perfect with the shooting season upon us, and lots of winter entertaining to be done. On Christmas day serve any of our liqueurs with Champagne.  We have a name for every combination – Sloepagne, Damshame, Bloodyfizz & Chamberry. And it doesn’t just have to be Christmas day it could be Christmas Eve or Boxing Day or indeed any time you’re drinking during the festive season! Another Christmassy treat is Sloe Gin or Blood Orange chocolate truffles. Really yummy and they make great homemade presents to thank someone for their hospitality or serve with coffee. I’m thinking of having a gift box at fairs which has some small liqueur bottles and truffles. So if you see me at any fairs please do ask about them and tell me what you think.  Everything else is available to buy online so you can get it anytime and even better the price includes postage and packaging. There’s no excuse for not getting creative in the kitchen this season!’ And Christmas Gifts? ‘All our full size bottles can be ordered online and have personalised labels at no extra cost. We’ve had some funny requests for labels. The one that sticks in my mind the most is ‘Kevin loves pink ponies’. I didn’t like to delve too deep about what that was about! Most people put a name and there are lots of puns on the word sloe ‘for your Sloe investment’ or ‘Drink it Sloe-ly’.  Our gift packs of smaller bottles are only available at fairs. We can be found at Marlborough Feast of Food, Beaufort Hunt, Highclere Castle and a couple of school Christmas fairs like Pinewood and St Francis in Pewsey. Check our website to see where else we’ll be. Our liqueurs are also extremely popular for corporate gifts. You could give every employee a bottle with their name on the label – we’ve done that in the past and it went down a storm. Or give them to clients with your company name on the label or a cracking phrase to show your creativity! http://www.wiltshireliqueur.com/  

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Shop small & enter prize draw

Sam Bertram

28 October 2016

Small Business Saturday is a national initiative to promote small businesses across the UK and encourage the public to spend locally. This year, it is on Saturday 3rd December. Supporting small businesses is crucial for the local economy, so Local Uncovered and Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership are offering a free prize draw to get people spending with small businesses in the run up to Christmas. The Prize Draw is available at participating businesses.  If you spend at participating businesses in the Pewsey Vale and surrounds between Saturday 19th November and Saturday 3rd December, you can enter the draw. During the fortnight every time you buy from one of the participating businesses you can enter to win. The prizes are: A two course meal for 4 people including a bottle of house wine at The Three Tuns, Great Bedwyn A limited edition print from the McNeill Gallery in Pewsey A £50 voucher when you spend £100 or more on a Digger & Mojo item at either their Pewsey workshop or Woodborough shop A luxury hamper from Marr Green Farm Shop in Burbage Full terms & conditions of the prize draw are here.   Just look out for the Small Business Saturday posters at any business taking part, or see the list below of the latest businesses to sign-up.   - Local Uncovered pop-up shop - 5 Swan Yard, Devizes, SN10 1AT - open Monday 28th November to Saturday 10th December (featuring Fioriblu, Diggger & Mojo, Simply Bluebell, Little Dan Designs, Dragonfly & Blossom) - The Three Tuns, Great Bedwyn - 1 High Street, Great Bedwyn, SN8 3NU - Digger & Mojo - Unit 9, Salisbury Road Business Park, SN9 5PZ - Gastro Nicks - shop online or visit them at Unit 4, Garlands Estate, Cadley Road, Collingbourne Ducis, SN8 3EB - The Swan - Long Street, Enford, Pewsey, SN9 6DD - Pod & Pip - near Salisbury -  'Friday Flowers' - gorgeous natural & subtle arrangements delivered in time for the weekend. Order online. - Simply Bluebell - Great Wishford - Shop their lovely range of greeting cards by rural artists online - Sticks and Stones - Unit 3, Nursery Farm, Woodborough Garden Centre, Pewsey, SN9 5PF - Fioriblu - Avebury - shop their fabulous range of leather handbags, belts, wallets & gloves online   - Little Dan Designs - Malmesbury - fabric inspired handmade home accessories - shop online - Wiltshire Timbercrafts - Whitley - handcrafted furniture - Wagon Yard Artists - Unit M, Wagon Yard, London Road, Marlborough, SN8 1LH - Chirstmas Fair - Friday 2nd December 6.00pm-9.00pm, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December - all day - Marr Green Farm shop - Collingbourne Road, Burbage, SN8 3RT - McNeill Gallery - Market Place, Pewsey, SN9 5AA - China Rose - 7a, High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AF - Applecart Cafe - 14 High Street, Pewsey - Ambience Interiors - 1 Market Place, Pewsey, SN9 5AA - My Flower Patch - beautiful Wiltshire grown flowers - 2 Alexander Fields, Upavon, Pewsey, SN9 6NB  - Woodborough Garden Centre - Nursery Farm, Pewsey, SN9 5PF - Pewsey Gallery - 16 High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AQ - Caterchem - providing cleaning products to businesses - Around the World - 29 North Street, Pewsey, SN9 5ES - The Bruce's Arms - Easton Road, Easton Royal, Pewsey, SN9 5LR - Indigo Antiques - Dairy Barn, Manningford Bruce, Pewsey, SN9 6JW - Sui Generis Gym - Unit C, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Pewsey, SN9 5PF - Ridgeway Press - Breach House, Easton Royal, Pewsey, SN9 5LU - Market Magazine - 5 The Laurels, Honeystreet, Pewsey, SN9 5PX  - P R Elletson - Framers - North Street, Pewsey, SN9 5HE - The Seven Stars Inn - Bottlesford, SN9 6LW - Crystal Clear - 8 High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AQ - Thirty8 - 8 Hughenden Yard, Marlborough, SN78 1LT - Movida Zumba - Studio Movida, Elcot Lane, Marlborough, Milton Village Hall & East Grafton Hall - PHS Fishmongers - 11 High Street, Pewsey SN9 5AF - S J Hussey Opticians - 2 Old Ford Court, High Street, Pewsey, SN9 5AQ - Beauty Fulltime - 36 High Street, Marlborough, Sn8 1LW - Comfy Critters - 8 Nursery Farm, Woodborough, SN8 5PF - Styling by Em - independent personal stylist - gift vouchers available for Christmas - Marlborough     Why get involved if you are a small business? - The more businesses that get involved in the campaign, the greater the overall impact and the more people will take notice of it - By getting involved in a national campaign, it helps promote the area to those outside the locality If you are a small business all you have to do is: - Sign up to Small Business Saturday  - Email sam@localuncovered.com or info@visitpewseyvale.co.uk to let us know you have signed up - We will provide you with vouchers in readiness for 19th November and other marketing information - From 19th November to 3rd December when a customer spends with you offer them a voucher to complete - We will provide you with a drop off point for vouchers and amalgamate and select the winner. The number of vouchers is limited so register early to avoid disappointment!         

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Devizes pop-up shop - Swan Yard

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Local Uncovered has a pop-up shop in 5 Swan Yard, Devizes from Monday 28th November to Saturday 10th December. Come & visit us!

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