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Christmas 2018 is looking a lot like Luxury x November 02, 2018 17:26

We are delighted to be working with the brilliant Black Mountains Smokery to bring you our luxury hamper, packed with smoked goodies and jars of deliciousness and you can personalise it with a bespoke Oak Board made by Rowan on the Glanusk Estate , add some hand made Canape Shells or a box of hand made artisan Buttery & Boozy Truffles from the lovely Sue Gilmour made with our Buttery & Boozy Mincemeat.
It truly is a hamper of decadent deliciousness!


Loving Summer & an Exclusive 10% Discount October 24, 2018 11:40

Summer Loving - you really can love Summer with an exclusive 10% off online

(just use code "Summer2017"at the checkout).

Here are some of our favourite recipes to spice up your Summer with decadent drinks and Bangin BBQ's -

we love a #lifelessordinary x

 

Mocktails, Cocktails & Prosecco

With the start of Wimbledon and some glorious weather, we love our Sirops, they add decadence to a glass of prosecco, marvelous in mocktails & cocktails, incredible with ice cream and sublime over salads. They really are a treat...

One of our favourite recipes is the Secret Garden Cocktail by Andy Stoneley, (https://twitter.com/Stoneley85). You'll need is fresh mint, juice of a lime, 50ml of Blackberry Bramble or Blissfully Blackcurrant Sirop, Ginger Ale and ice - muddle the mint & lime juice before adding the sirop and topping with ginger ale - loved by kids and adults alike...you can even add a cheeky gin.

Or why not try our new Rhubarb Rhubarb Sirop (so new we still don't have branded labels for it). We love a  Rhubarb Spritzer - add a large dash to a glass and top with chilled Prossecco for some Summer decadence. It's also incredible with panacotta and delicious with slow roast lamb.
https://thepreservationsociety.co.uk/collections/sirops


** An exclusive 10% off and Free Delivery on orders over £25 - we're on holiday from the 13th July until the beginning of August so let us know if you'd like to get Summer Ready and we'll get your order to you before we leave.**

Our Bangin BBQ Sauce

Over the Summer months, we live on this! It's ideal as a marinade for chicken and slow roast ribs, delicious as a cheeky dip with some home made mayo and brilliant on bbq bangers - it's a poky Bangin BBQ Sauce.
 

View similar products »  https://thepreservationsociety.co.uk/collections/chutneys-pickles

Our Bangin BBQ Gift Box - all you need for a perfect BBQ with our Bangin BBQ Sauce, Candied Jalapenos (the Candies of Cowboys), Tomato & Chilli Relish and Very Chilli Jam x

https://thepreservationsociety.co.uk/collections/chutneys-pickles/products/bangin-bbq-hamper

 


We're a delicious.Magazine Finalist!!!! September 18, 2018 18:10

this year saw the 20th Abergavenny Food Festival, the nations greatest of all festivals. We had the pleasure of taking our jars of deliciousness ánd the added bonus of being shortlisted for delicious.Magazine's Produce Awards. Judging took place at the festival and we're delighted to announce that our Blissfully Blackcurrant Sirop and Candied Jalapenos have both got through to the final at Borough Market on October.

The wonderful Valentina Harris's words are overwhelming "I am still smitten by the perfection of The Preservation Society’s Blissfully Blackcurrant Sirop – the poshest Ribena you’ll ever sip."

You can read the full article here: https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/stories/abergavenny/

And you can buy a bottle of "perfection" here.... https://thepreservationsociety.co.uk/collections/sirops/products/blissfully-blackcurrant-sirop


Bank Holiday Cocktail Madness and 20% off our Award Winning Ravishingly Raspberry Sirop 100ml x August 15, 2018 12:39

August Bank Holiday needs some serious Cocktail action - enjoy our 100ml bottles of award winning Ravishingly Raspberry Sirop with 20% off and free delivery on orders over £25 too.

https://thepreservationsociety.co.uk/collections/sirops/products/ravishingly-raspberry-sirop

We love our friend Will's recipe - add ice & mint to a lovely glass, muddle and add a large measure of gin, along with a large dash of our Ravishingly Raspberry Sirop, top up with LLanllyr Source tonic and top with fresh mint leaves and pomegranate - tis scrummy!!

Our Sirops are also particularly perfect in prosecco, sublime with salads and incredible over ice cream x

 

www.llanllyrsource.com

We met the lovely Lorna from the NFU's Countryside Magazine on Sunday, we talked jam and the Wye Valley and you'll find our interview in a few weeks time ....www.countrysideonline.co.uk/home/

 

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Our website - https://thepreservationsociety.co.uk/

And we're at Abergavenny Food Festival on the 15th & 16th September
https://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com/stall-2018/the-preservation-society/

and our Plastic Free Chepstow Market on the 9th September 2018.

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Tasting Great & Talking Jam with BBC Radio Wales August 02, 2018 14:46

We love our Buttery & Boozy Mincemeat and we're delighted that it's won it's second Great Taste Award - can't wait for the new stickers!!!

Our Buttery & Boozy Mincemeat is incredible with ice cream, great in a panna cotta, marvelous in mincepies and there are no words for how good it is in Nom Nom's Mincepie Chocolate!! http://www.nomnom.cymru/

 

We had the pleasure of joining BBC Radio Wales's Country Focus programme on Sunday talking about jam. We were joined by some of Wales's best preserve makers and you can hear us about 16 minutes in, talking about emotional jam, tastebuds, swapcrop and Velindre x

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bcyhff

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And we're at the Vale of Glamorgan Show on the 8th August
http://www.valeofglamorganshow.co.uk/

and our Plastic Free Chepstow Market on the 12th August.

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Cocktail Love, Velindre Smiles & 15% off our Sirop June 27, 2018 16:58

Cocktail Love, Velindre Smiles and 15% off our award winning whole fruit Sirops x

Don't let the April Showers get you down - enjoy an exclusive 10% off! April 26, 2018 19:59

Our jars of deliciousness will brighten even the grumbliest day x

Sunday morning with Eve Myles, BBC Radio Wales x March 25, 2018 14:24

We had the pleasure of joining the gorgeous Eve Myles on BBC Radio Wales this morning - talking jam, cocktails, mocktails, Easter, Cameroon, Velindre and #KeepingFaith - where is Evan!

You can catch up here, we're about 1hr 11 mins in, and if you listen all the way through you'll hear the brilliant Sarah Brown singing and Craig Russell talking zombies in Wales with his new film Canaries x

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wrkw4

 


International Women's Day celebrated with Jam!!!! March 13, 2018 11:26

The ladies of Dschang, Cameroon celebrated International Women's Day with Jam.........I am overwhelmed, Jam really is making a difference, so proud to be part of the Food for Prosperity Project with Carol Adams x



"As everywhere else in the world, the women of Dschang celebrated with pomp the 33rd International Women's Day. They distributed bags containing homemade jams to the city authorities.

The women occupied The Place of Festivities of Dschang Thursday, March 08, 2018, on the occasion of the celebration of the 33rd International Women's Day. The jams offered to the authorities are the consequence of the workshop of transformation and conservation of fruit and vegetables recently given as part of the activities of Dschang Fete Ses 100 Ans – the centenary celebrations of the town of Dschang and Menoua Region.

The activities took place before the Prefect of the Menoua Department, Balungeli Confiance Ebune who was accompanied by his wife, the 4th deputy mayor of Dschang, amongst others.  This celebration was the highlight of a week of festivities, was a great moment of fellowship between woman and man.

In her speech, Njoua Annette, the president of the Network of Associations for Women and Family of Menoua (RAFFEDEM), put the event in context.

"This day comes from the history of feminist struggles on the European and American continents. On February 28, 1909, a day dedicated to women, called National Woman's Day is celebrated in the United States at the call of the US Socialist Party. Following a proposal by Clara Zetkin in August 1910, the Socialist International of Famous Women on March 19, 1911 the first INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN and claims the right to vote of women, the right to work and the end of discrimination at the job. Meetings and events are therefore held every year. It was not until 1977 that the United Nations formalized the day, inviting all countries of the world to celebrate a day for women's rights.”"

To find out more -

http://www.tastecameroon.com

Chepstow to Cameroon - Emotional Jam March 03, 2018 09:34

Chepstpw to Cameroon - Emotional Jam

We're Jamming in Cameroon! January 25, 2018 11:43

We're Jamming......in Cameroon.

On the 1st of February, we are winging our way to the Dschang region of Cameroon to join Taste Cameroon’s “Food for Prosperity Project”.


Festival Season is on it's way....... June 16, 2017 14:53

We have some great events lined up over the next few months, we're really excited to be getting out on the road and look forward to bumping into you over the Summer!

24th June - Lisvane Fete, Heol y Delyn, Lisvane, Cardiff.  We're delighted to have been invited as for Angharad, this is going home. Really looking forward to catching up with friends and family and we may even take Maggie the Border Terrier for her first dog/kid show.

Here's the link with all of their festival information

http://www.lisvanecommunity.org.uk/Lisvane-CC/UserFiles/Files/LISVANE2017FESTIVALPROGRAMME.pdf

5th August - Little Star's Big Day Out at Chepstow Castle, promises to be a a fun packed family day with Andy from CBeebies!

 http://littlestarworkshops.co.uk/

9th August - Vale of Glamorgan Show at Fonmon Castle, a beautiful location and a great day out for all the family.

Here's a link....https://valeofglamorganshow.co.uk/

25th August - Carfest South, at Lavertsoke Park Farm. One of our favourite weekends of the year - music, food & cars and all for Children in Need!

http://www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-south

16th September - the very brilliant Abergavenny Food Festival, a delight for your tastebuds and great to get up close and personal with brilliant local producers.

http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com/

 


Great Taste really does taste GREAT!! May 28, 2017 13:06

This week I had the pleasure of judging the Great Taste Awards along with a veritable crew of passionate foodies from producers to bloggers, writers, buyers, retailers and food critics. Some, like me, were there for the day, others were in for the duration and all delighted to be part of the process.

The Great Taste Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and "are the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink". It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply, the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.

I have been entering since 2013 and was invited to judge in Cardiff in 2015, but annoyingly my cancer treatment ruined my tastebuds, so being back to full health and part of the process was even more special this year.

I travelled up with my great friend Bill King, Artisan Baker and on the Tuesday night we were delighted to join the Great Taste team for a tour of our dear friends Halen Mon and their brand new purpose built Salt Cote.They produce the finest sea salt from the tidal water in the Menai Straits in Anglesey and are blessed with incredible views over to Snowdonia.

     

After a tour and tasting session we were indulged by the delightful Ellis Barrie and Liam of The Marram Grass. Their food was exciting, packed with drama and flavour, producing 4 courses in the tiny Halen Mon staff kitchen. It was a lovely evening, with highlights meeting the brilliantly joyful Sian Lloyd and formidable Charles Campion (actually very lovely).

      

       

   

Wednesday was judging day, greeted by our 2017 Judges badges.

        

We were allocated judging tables and the business began. I was with the brilliant Nick Crosley who has an incredible palate and the lovely Gay, a journalist and foodie from Dorset. Both took me under their wing and we had the pleasure of trying some incredible products, real shout out loud brilliance!!

       

In the afternoon I judged with the lovely Fanny, also a food journalist from Dorset and Stephen Stevens from Sosban & The Old Butchery, the smallest Michelin Star Restaurant in the UK and the man with THE best beard!! He is incredible and Fanny & I both agreed that we learned so much from tasting with him. His palate is exquisite, his knowledge of food is immense and no matter how much charm I laid on, his restaurant is fully booked until March 2018.

The whole day was a joy, a pleasure to taste great food, passionately produced all over this fabulous country of ours - to food producers everywhere, I salute you!!!!

 

 


The Wonderful Wye, Castles & Country Estates May 05, 2017 22:35

We love Spring with it's longer days, bluebells and daffodils. It's a joy to be out and about and the Wye Valley really is one of the best places in the country. Here's a link to a lovely feature in Olive Magazine

http://www.olivemagazine.com/travel/uk/the-severn-and-wye-valleys-best-places-to-eat-and-drink/ and we're featured in it to!

Join us for one of our favourite events, Caerphilly Food Festival on the 6th May from 10am to 5pm......

And while you're enjoying all the foodie delights pop to Caerphilly Castle and meet the Dragons, see if their eggs have hatched?

On the 21st May we'll be at Glanusk Estate Fayre for their National Garden Scheme Open Gardens event, open from 11am until 4pm and to be opened by ITV’s Ruth Wignall at midday.

Entrance £6.50, 12 and under free and there's lots going on with talks from:

Lynne Allbutt, Barefoot Runner 11.30am
Andrew Price, Expert Forager 12.30pm
Terry Walton, The Allotment Guru from BBC Radio 2, 1.00pm
Out to Learn Willow 2.00pm
Love Lily, hand tied bouquet demonstration 2.30pm

and lots of food stalls too, including us.   

Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell, NP8 1LP, for more info visit www.glanuskestate.com .

And later in May, we've been invited to North Wales to judge the Great Taste Awards, already very excited and looking forward to being on the other side of the fence.


Let's get Naked! April 06, 2017 16:59

We love wine and we love getting naked too – especially with Naked Wines! We’re big fans of their support for independent winemakers and producers and delighted to be a partner. So when you stock up on our jars of deliciousness and sublime Sirops, we’ll send you a £60 wine voucher to stock up on Naked Wines too. We just love a match made in heaven!  

Naked Wines £60 Voucher

Naked Wines was launched in 2008 and since then Naked Angels have invested over £25 million in independent wine makers, getting us better wines for less money, and still get the winemaker a great deal.

Our jars of deliciousness are available with free delivery on orders over £25, and we'll send you a  voucher for Naked Wines so you can celebrate Springing into Summer in sublime decadence!

Enjoy and indulge x

T&C's - for UK residents only aged 18 or over. Your voucher can be used against your first order of £99.99 or more. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full terms and conditions are available at: www.nakedwines.com/terms.htm

 

 


"Vogue?" you say. "Yes" we say. We're in it!! February 02, 2017 12:30

We truly actually are featured in the March Edition of Vogue 2017. Checkout out Vogue's Wholesome Hamper page for our jars of deliciousness, our gorgeous Copper Cocktail Set is on offer too so you can find your inner Mixologist with our award winning Sirops - use "VOGUE2017" at the checkout, with free deliveries on orders over £25 x


BBC Radio Wales Inspiration & 10% off too January 17, 2017 14:00

January Inspiration:

The brilliant Andy Stoneley, of The Park House Restaurant in Cardiff, was on Radio Wales with Jamie Owen on Sunday talking Cocktails & Mocktails. You can listen in at about 1hr 13 min for his Secret Garden Cocktail with our deliciously award winning Blackberry Bramble Sirop,

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0881cz9

 10% off all orders in January & free delivery on orders over £25, just use code “CountryLiving2017” at the checkout and we’ll sort the rest!


We're so delighted to start 2017 with a feature in Country Living...we're giving you 10% off January 17, 2017 11:15

We're so delighted to start 2017 with a feature in Country Living Magazine, we're giving you 10% off, just use code CountryLiving2017 at the checkout for 10% off and free delivery on orders over £25, valid until January 31st 2017, while stocks last x


Thank You for 2016 December 29, 2016 10:07

As a HUGE thank you for your support in 2016, we're offering 25% off all online orders (plus free delivery on orders over £25). Just use code: ThankYoufor2016 at the checkout xxxx

Valid until the 7th January 2017 xxx


I've just had the nod, last delivery date for the BIG day.... December 12, 2016 19:46

I've just had the nod, the last delivery date for the BIG Day is Monday the 19th December....Christmas is on it's way xxxx


The Preservation Society goes to Claridges December 05, 2016 11:57

On Friday the 2nd December, we had the pleasure of attending The Mulberry Bush Ball in the Claridges Ball Room, an exquisite event raising money for The Mulberry Bush School, the most incredible school, working with severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales. The speeches were equally heartbraking and uplifting, and we are now donating 10% of all of our Gift Voucher sales for December to the charity, please check out their website and help us support this amazing school.

www.mulberrybush.org.uk


A Glorious Friday here.... November 25, 2016 11:35

...and to celebrate, we're giving a free 100ml bottle of our Cranberry Sirop with every online order today, just add a bottle of Prosecco or Apple County Cider and the pain of Christmas shopping will be gone for good x  #HappyFriday not #BlackFriday x

#beinspired - Introducing our Masterclasses by the finest Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists August 21, 2016 17:49

We are delighted to introduce our brilliant Masterclass videos by some of the finest Restaurants, Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists using our delicious products. From the sublime Apricot, Almond & Frangipane Tart by Stephen Terry at The Hardwick and Ben Bedell's Raspberry Aperitif with our Ravishingly Raspberry Sirop and Ancre Hill Estates' Blanc de Noirs.

                        

        (photos very kindly by L.J.E photography & owenproductions.com)

Incredible cocktails from Andy Stoneley at the Michelin star'd The Whitebrook.

          
(photo's by Travis-Hunter Photography)

A delightful Apricot Julep from Colin Fell at The Tudor Farmhouse. 

                    

(photo by Travis-Hunter photography)

and a Rhubarb Cosmopolitan from The Newbridge on Usk.

You can click on the links on our homepage and #beinspired. We'd love to hear from you too, share how you use ours.

A huge thank you to these brilliant restaurants for giving up their time, recipes, bars, kitchens and restaurants for us to film with the students from South Wales Uni, and a very special thanks to Rich, Connor & Aidan for making it happen and making sense of the chaos. Keep a look out for these boys, they have a great future ahead of them, owenproductions.com, travis-hunterphotography.uk.            

                      


It's official, we are a Great Taste Producer August 09, 2016 09:40

It's official, we are a Great Taste Producer