This month’s food and drink round-up is all about the enjoyment of trying new things, and treating yourself to some tasty food and exciting drinks. We’ve got you covered this November with both new launches and a few well-known favourites.

You will find snacks and sauces, wines, soft drinks, a cookbook, and cocktails. There’s even a gadget that will become your new obsession.


Nairn’s, Gluten Free Savoury Biscuit Selection

Featuring Nairn’s six best-selling oatcakes and crackers, the perfect addition to a charcuterie board. Includes, wholegrain crackers, cheese crackers, cracked black pepper crackers, super seeded crackers, oatcakes, and cheese oatcakes. Priced at around £4 (235g) from Tesco, Ocado, and other supermarkets.

Grey Poupon, Mustard

Hailed as the king of mustards by chefs and foodies alike, since 1777, Grey Poupon has been crafting exceptional mustards fit for royalty. Offering two varieties, Dijon and Wholegrain, Grey Poupon is blended with Chardonnay, so it cuts the mustard above the rest. Priced at £3 (215g & 210g respectively) from Grey Poupon Mustard.

Comvita, Manuka Honey

Use Manuka honey by enjoying a spoonful straight from the jar with your breakfast or before a workout. It is the perfect addition to a mug of hot water with lemon. Enjoy it as a runny honey or a firmer spread on toast. Perfect for adding to your favourite dishes like honey roasted carrots. All Comvita monofloral manuka honey is certified under the New Zealand Government Ministry of Primary Industries standard and the UMF™ grading system. There are many UMF grades to choose from. Prices start at £14.99 to £299 depending on grade, size, and amount ordered. From Comvita, Boots, amazon and other retailers.


Bouvet Ladubay, Crémant de Loire Excellence

The Bouvet Excellence Crémant de Loire returns to Harvey Nichols this Christmas. This cuvée is made to express harmony and delicacy using the Chenin and Chardonnay grape varieties, with a minimum of 15 months on the lees and a Brut dosage (10g/l) perfect for enjoying as an aperitif or pairing with a meal. Priced at £18 (750ml), from Harvey Nichols.

Black Tower, Club Edition

Black Tower Club Edition is the perfect wine to enjoy with friends, whether at a party, or at dinner. The 100% vegan range offers the chance to experience luxury at an affordable price for any occasion. Black Tower Club Edition range caters for all palates with refreshing Riesling, Zesty Pinot Noir Rosé, and tantalising Sauvignon Blanc. Priced at £7.75 per bottle, from Asda.

Talonmore x Wavelength, Talonwave Wine Cocktail

Talonmore has teamed up with Wavelength Drinks to create a brand new festive non-alcoholic cocktail. The Talonwave Wine Cocktail is a warming mulled wine alternative which can be easily crafted at home. Ingredients available from 17th November on the Talonmore website with 10% discount.

Recipe and Method
50ml Talonmore NA Spirit, 50ml Wave Length Ruby NA Aperitif, and 100ml Hot Water. Pour all liquid ingredients into tempered glass or mug, stir until all incorporate together. Garnish with Slice of Orange and serve.

Tongue In Peat, Peat Smoked Tomato Juice

As the world’s only peat smoked tomato juice, Tongue In Peat has won multiple awards for its flavour, and is hand-crafted with meticulous care by a team of dedicated artisans in the heart of Scotland. Resulting in a richer, deeper and more complex Bloody Mary mixer. Alternatively, it can be used in a number of tomato sauce dishes and other cocktails. Priced at £15.99 (3 x 500ml bottles), from Tongue In Peat, or £5.99 per bottle from Master of Malt.

Quenched, Sodas

Quenched is a newly launched drinks brand offering proper Lime + Soda in a can, along with Blackcurrant + Soda, and Orange + Soda. At under 60 calories, the drink is 100% natural, made with real fruit juice and free from additives and artificial sweeteners while also being infused with real bicarbonate of soda. Each can is gluten free and vegan, while also supporting the environment with 100% recyclable packaging. Priced at £14.99 (12 x 330ml cans), or £23.99 (24 x 330ml cans), from Quenched and Amazon.

Cawston Press

As the festive season approaches, Cawston Press has crafted a few cocktails to make at home, including the Sloe Motion. The perfect drink to get you through the festivities. Cawston Press is available from all good high street supermarkets and local independent retailers.

Recipe & Method
1 x Can Cawston Press Sparkling Elderflower Lemonade, 20ml Sloe Gin, Lemon zest to garnish. Simply, pour the sloe gin in a Champagne flute and top with chilled Cawston Press Sparkling Elderflower Lemonade. Finally garnish with the zest of lemon and enjoy!

Gadgets and More


The Winewizard – a revolutionary device which transforms the quality of wine in just seconds. Endorsed by experts including Masters of Wine, award-winning sommeliers and Michelin-starred restaurants, Winewizard uses patented new technology which successfully replicates the aging and decanting process of wine.

Perfect for any drinking occasion, Winewizard enhances the nuanced flavours and complexities, resulting in a finer, better-balanced wine, with a significantly improved taste and nose. Winewizard’s technology also neutralises sulphites, a renowned cause of headache inducing hangovers.

Winewizard will work on up to 80 bottles of wine or around 500 glasses in a single refill. Bundle packages and refill packs also available. Priced at £49.95, from Vinalchemy.

HECK! Recipes You can Swear By

HECK! is launching its first recipe book this winter, bringing 75 new and delicious recipes to the table and all featuring the family food company’s popular meat, chicken and meat-free sausages, burgers and mince.

With chapters on breakfast & brunch, quick & easy meals, family favourites, fakeaways, BBQ, showstoppers, party food and snacks, the new book provides the answer to the daily dinner dilemma and everything else in between.

HECK! was started by the Keeble family in 2013 and their growing online recipe collection has become a go-to for anyone looking for clever, easy to follow and delicious recipes. The new book features 30 of their most searched recipes, as well as 30 brand new ones written especially for HECK! by Sophie Godwin and Adam Bush; experienced writers and chefs who bring great flavour and fun twists to traditional classics and modern favourites like the Leek & Sausage Quiche (pictured above).

Available from 28th December. Priced at £18.99. Pre-order from Amazon, Blackwells, Foyles, Waterstones, WHSmith and more.

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