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  • Apr 18

    Time for Chocolate and Cocoa

    By Nick Saxby  ·  Taste & Flavour

    At our craft chocolate and wine tastings, our wine partners put forward an enviably neat explanation of how a wine develops flavour, texture and taste on its journey from vine to bottle and through its time in bottle: What happens on the vineyard: the grapes, terroir, etc. create the ‘fruity’ flavours in both red and white wine, […]

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  • Mar 28

    Easter: A ‘moveable feast’ that is almost here

    By Nick Saxby  ·  History & Culture, Science

    There are lots of important dates and calendar related events this week and weekend: This Sunday, the clocks go forward in the UK, Daytime is now officially longer than night time (we’ve passed the March equinox), Easter is ALMOST here (and Passover starts Saturday night), Lockdown restrictions continue to ease (e.g. the Hampstead ponds for […]

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  • Mar 21

    Genius marketing, chocolate and Easter

    By Nick Saxby  ·  History & Culture

    ‘Easter’ and ‘chocolate’ evoke contrasting associations. On the one hand are Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, chicks and other chocolate concoctions. …On the other hand is the idea of giving up, fasting, and abstaining from the likes of chocolate, wine, and other indulgences. The two are obviously tied together with the idea of ‘breaking your fast’ […]

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  • Mar 14

    Gin & Tiramisu, or Fine Wine? Take Your Pick!

    By Nick Saxby  ·  The World of Chocolate

    Easter Weekend is now less than three weeks away, and the UK is (hopefully) now starting to emerge from what seems like a VERY long third lockdown. So we’d like to invite you to join us in celebrating with two great new tastings with firstly WINE and secondly GIN (and tiramisu) (see below for more […]

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  • Mar 07

    Celebrate Easter with Craft Chocolate and Fine Wine

    By Nick Saxby  ·  Science

    Easter is rapidly approaching: We are delighted to launch our Easter offerings – along with a quick recap of the history of chocolate and Easter below. And we are also very excited about a pair of Fine Wine and Craft Chocolate Tastings that we are launching with Corney and Barrow on Thursday 25th March and […]

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  • Jul 15
    Perfect Pairings - Dark Chocolate and Red Wine

    Perfect Pairings – Dark Chocolate and Red Wine

    By Spencer Hyman  ·  Taste & Flavour

    Craft chocolate is all about savouring the distinct flavours, textures and tastes that chocolate makers and cocoa growers can coax from their beans.   We believe this is best done in pairs. Trying pairs of different craft chocolates together.  Discussing and sharing impressions with friends and partners.  And via pairings with other products to reveal unexpected differences. […]

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  • Oct 30
    Chocolate and wine

    Chocolate & Wine

    By Angelica Ottaway  ·  Taste & Flavour

    There are many parallels between great chocolate and great wine.  For both you need great ingredients – the finest grapes or the finest beans.  For both, you need craftsmanship and time.  The end result are tastes and sensations that inspire, enthuse and tantalize. From the start of Cocoa Runners we’ve been keen to learn from […]

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