Car Park Tasting: Lockdown libations

Tuesday 4th August saw R&R’s second ‘urban car park tasting’. The first one had been in far-away June, a break-out from the irons and shackles forced on us by the wretched COVID.  That tasting had seen a cornucopia of wines of every colour and type – spread across the Globe...

Harvest Trip: Simpsons Wine Estate

Objective: To take a group of wine writers and influencers to Kent to experience Simpsons' Wine Estate in a memorable way.   How we did it: We worked in partnership with the recently opened, The Pig at Bridge Place, three miles from Simpsons' Wine Estate. Offering a harvest supper and...

Launch: Blackbook’s Urban Bacchus

Objective: To launch urban winery Blackbook's new 2018 vintage including the first London-grown, London-made Bacchus 'Tamesis'.   How we did it: Ahead of English Wine Week, we organised a launch event at the winery for media and trade to meet the Blackbook team, and taste Tamesis and the range. In...

Awards: Furmint February

Objective: Launch Furmint February in the UK on behalf of Wines of Hungary How we did it: We alerted the trade press to encourage the trade to get involved and hosted a tasting of over 90 Furmint wines for trade and press to kick off Furmint February. We engaged with consumer press to...

Event: Jovoy – Pairing perfumes and drinks

Objective: To demonstrate the essential oils in both alcohols and perfumes. How we did it: R&R and the team at JOVOY perfumes paired gin, whisky, Riesling, India Pale Ale, English Sparkling Wine and other drinks to the shop’s wide range of luxury perfumes, and then invited concierge companies, and female,...

Launch: The Wine Garden of England

Objective: To launch the Wine Garden of England, seven Kentish winemakers joining forces to promote wine tourism in their region How we did it: R&R worked with the seven producers and local tourism body, Visit Kent, to draft a press release announcing the launch of the group and their new...

Launch: Tio Pepe – Unfiltered

Objective: To alert media to the 2018 release of Tio Pepe En Rama - unfiltered How we did it: R&R contacted a targeted list of trade media, wine writers and online influencers and offered samples of the latest release of Tio Pepe’s as-nature-intended sherry – demonstrating the flavoural effect of...

Launch: Hobgoblin Vermouth

Objective: To create an autumnal ghoulish stir for Hobgoblin, the official beer of Halloween. How we did it: Working with a leading bartender at Sager & Wilde, R&R helped curate the world’s first beer Vermouth. To mirror the goblin’s woody lair, ant-filled ice cubes were added to each resultant cocktail...

Harvest Trip: Copper Rivet Distillery

Objective: To demonstrate the distillery’s rural roots and infatuation with ‘grain to glass’. How we did it: R&R pre-photographed the harvesting of barley, wheat and rye, and its delivery by boat from the farm to the distillery’s doors. Media were then invited to tour the farm, chew the fresh grain,...

Launch: Olley’s English Wine List

Objective: To launch the UK’s first English Wine list in a fish and chip shop How we did it: R&R put together a list of 9 wines from 5 different counties and pre-paired them with 9 separate fish on the menu at Olley’s Fish & Chip Experience in Herne Hill....