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Best UK Food Festivals - 2019

May 17, 2019 5 min read

Over the past 20 or so years, musical festivals have taken the world by storm with niche and unique outdoor events popping up all over the UK and further afield. However, while music festivals are great, food festivals can be an even better and more enjoyable experience as they involve a little bit of everything - not to mention the perfect place to discover new foods or buy unique edible gifts. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best food festivals of 2019 for you to get your teeth stuck into it. From Wales to Scotland, there’s a delectable food festival out there for everyone, no matter what your tastes are.

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History of Christmas Cakes in Europe

December 22, 2018 5 min read

Christmas cake is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. People ate the porridge on Christmas Eve, using it to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. Soon dried fruit, spices and honey were added to the porridge mixture, and eventually, it turned into Christmas pudding.
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10 Traditional Christmas Foods from Around the World

November 27, 2018 8 min read

We've found the best traditional Christmas foods from around the world. How we eat varies wherever we go in the world - every country has their own definition of what constitutes 'fine gourmet foods', and nowhere is this more visible than in the dishes each nation chooses to eat at this very special time of year! Add some fun to your Xmas dinner this year, celebrate with these fun dishes or get some ideas to make this years holiday a truly memorable time.
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History of Fine Food Gift Hampers for Christmas

October 09, 2017 4 min read

It is especially exciting to see a friend bring a hamper containing a selection of fine food and drink items for your family at Christmas. This tradition of giving food baskets dates back to centuries-old English tradition. Prized by those who receive them and convey feelings of joy and happiness, especially on these special occasions - they have a fascinating history...
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Celebrating those Darling Buds of May – International Mother’s Day

May 07, 2017 2 min read

While the UK celebrated Mothering Sunday in March, the month of May seems to be the month of choice for other Mother’s Day celebrations around the world, with the American day to celebrate mothers shared by many countries, for what is now known as International Mother’s Day, on 14th May...
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Give something a bit different this Easter

April 06, 2017 3 min read

Easter is on it's way (and we're very excited) – why not get something different as gifts this year? Chateau Rouge has come up with some gift ideas that should stand out from all the chocolate eggs – or at least complement all the chocolate!
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Gourmet Food Gift Ideas For Cold Weather

March 23, 2017 3 min read

We’re past the March Equinox, the clocks go forward one hour this weekend, the mornings and evenings are getting lighter. You would be forgiven for thinking that spring has sprung – but the weather in the UK is very chilly indeed. Time for some toasty, tasty gourmet food gift ideas for cold weather?
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7 Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

March 20, 2017 3 min read

There’s just under a week to go until UK Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, on Sunday 26th March. How do you avoid the clichés and treat your mum, grandmother or other important lady in your life to something special? Here’s our personal pick of the best gift ideas to get.
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Perfect Gift Guide - Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 06, 2017 3 min read

March is a month with several dates in the calendar to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives: International Women’s Day is coming up first on 8th March, followed by Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, on 26th March. Here’s some gift inspiration for your golden gals.
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Be My Valentine? Happy Valentines Day Gift Ideas and more

February 09, 2017 4 min read

There are just a few weeks to go until Valentine’s Day. Do you make a point of celebrating all things romance on 14th February, or do you prefer it to slip under the radar? How do you plan to celebrate this year? If you’re still looking for inspirational ideas on the best Valentine’s day gift for him or her, perhaps we can help...
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Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Gabriel Verne

February 08, 2017 1 min read

They say you start a business with a good idea but need passion to keep you going, and a larger than life vision to sustain you through the tough times. Ours has always been to bring you the finest organic gourmet food and drink, sustainably sourced and beautifully presented. With that we have always had a keen sense of adventure, to discover the new and share these with all who share our passion.

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Less Than Two Weeks to Go Until Valentine's Day

February 02, 2017 3 min read

❤️There’s only 12 days left to go until Valentine’s Day! But never fear, here are some top picks from the Chateau Rouge team to treat the loved one in your life on the day of romance with some luxury foodie goodies!

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