Posted: 10/07/2019

What’s trending – The food & drink to keep an eye on in July

 Latin American foods The UK’s foodies are continuing their march south through the Americas, unearthing a wealth of Ecuadorian and Peruvian dishes. Encebollado, an acidic fish stew along with a variety of rustic ‘sopas’ traditionally served with rice and sliced potato. Elephant & Castle’s El Costeñito is said to knock out the finest encebollado in London, while The Peruvian in Edinburgh has won admirers for a spicy chicken stew known as aji de gallina. 

 Accessible English wine According the Guardian’s Fiona Beckett, English wine is finally hitting its stride. 2018 is said to be a remarkable vintage across the UK, and with innovative winemakers like Battersea’s Black Book, and trendy orange wines being put out by Ancre Well, the sector is in a position of strength. This comes at a time when WineGB report that three million vines are due to be planted in the UK this year, double the amount of 2018. English wine is growing exponentially in both volume and quality, making it more accessible and an industry to support.  

 Cold brew G&T The complex flavour of cold brew coffee mixed with the fragrant botanicals of gin appears to be this summer’s winning combination. Partnered with the bitterness of tonic water, the cold brew G&T hits a refreshing high point and is gaining serious traction across social media. Sandows floats its cold brew into the top of a classic G&T, while at festivals and events you can find Conker Spirit combining its Dorset Dry Gin and cold brew coffee liqueur, with tonic and a slice of fresh orange. 

This story appeared in the July issue of Fine Food Digest. You can read more on the digital edition here.

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