Competitions Archives - The Riverside Journals


Red Red Wine is the product of a partnership between UB40 and Eminent Life, who have created a special wine to celebrate Britain’s biggest reggae legend’s forthcoming tour for Summer 2017 and new album “Unplugged”.

A classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes, this red, red wine is an archetypal claret – a deep colour with plenty of warm blackberry flavours and a long and elegant finish. Very drinkable. It takes a while to open out, so either decant it or open the bottle an hour before you want to drink it and use up the time by listening to Ali, Astro and Mickey’s top hits.

The wine is available from Eminent Life (, a company dedicated to celebrating excellence in music and the arts by creating limited-edition products, selected and manufactured to the very highest standards. The wine retails at £28.50 and Riverside Journals have one bottle (signed by the band) to give away, along with a copy of their album “Unplugged”.

To win the fabulous prize simply answer the question: what is the name of the iconic UB40 tune this wine celebrates

a/ Red Red Wine

b/ Rat in Mi Kitchen

c/ Cherry Oh Baby

Email your reply to


Terms and Conditions apply.

There is no cash alternative and the prize is non transferable. Usual competition rules apply. Winner will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries. Closing date is 31st August 2017. Entrants must be over 18. We will not share your details with third parties but may send you details of further eminent-life news and offers


David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny is coming to  Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Wed 17 – Sun 21 May before heading into the West End for the summer.

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

Staged by the Birmingham Stage Company, you can win 4x tickets to see the show on Wed 17 May at 7pm. Simply answer the following question:

Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

What is another common word for Granny?

  1. Jan
  2. Pan
  3. Nan

Email your answer to by 10th May 2017 for your chance to win. Good luck!


To celebrate our latest eveningwear collection we are giving brides-to-be an opportunity to win a show-stopping cocktail dress or red carpet evening gown

ALL BRIDES who purchase a bridal gown from Caroline Castigliano’s flagship store in Knightsbridge before the 22nd April will automatically be entered into a fantastic competition making them eligible to win an exclusive Caroline Castigliano cocktail or evening dress with a value of £6,000.

This is a unique opportunity for the winner to have a couture gown made-to-measure using only the most luxurious fabrics by one of the country’s most sought after designers.

Caroline Castigliano’s signature is unquestionably feminine and effortlessly glamourous. Her unique ability to cut and construct a garment, enables her to create a gown that is confident and sexy, yet exudes a deep sense of style.

To book an appointment in the flagship store please call 0207 590 9120 or request an appointment online here:

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Wine Festival Tasting Saturday 13th May

The Vineyard is a Relais & Châteaux 5 star hotel and spa, renowned for its impeccable service, 3 AA Rosette restaurant and award winning 30,000 bottle wine cellar.

On May 12th and 13th, The Vineyard host their flagship annual Californian Wine Festival Event, an unforgettable five course dinner with matched wines per course on the Friday, followed by a Wine Tasting Festival on the Saturday; a perfect opportunity to discover bottles uncorked from a variety of prestigious producers, often not seen outside of The Golden State. The Wine Festival Dinner is priced at £105 per person and wine tasting ticket just £30 per person.

As an inclusive opportunity The Vineyard are offering two tickets worth £60 to their annual Wine Festival Tasting on Saturday 13th May.

To enter please send your answer to the question below to

Question: How many Californian wines are you able to try at The Vineyard’s May Wine Festival Tasting?

T & C’s: All applicants must be 18 years old and above. Prize tickets give entry to the tasting on Saturday 13th May 2017 only. Closing date for receipt of entries is 28 April 2017.