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Diane's Lunch Review : Greywacke Winery June 27, 2017 14:06

Diane enjoys a wine lunch with Greywacke Winery and reviews the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and their Marlborough Wild Sauvignon.

Wine Review – Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 June 05, 2017 17:20

Derek Hamilton of Wine Related Ramblings reviews one of our favourite Spanish exports; Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva 2010.  "Blood red, viscous with a nose that just hits you and this lovely red just gave me positive vibes from the off."

Join In The Conversation! May 31, 2017 14:45

We love to chat food and drink here at Provender Brown and would like to invite you all to join in - sign up to join today and you'll become one of the foodies in the know!


Eden Mill Mixology Cocktails - Ready To Pour Treats! May 30, 2017 10:15

We do love a cocktail here at PB and these gorgeous Eden Mill Mixology Gin Cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to any summer gathering.

Mungoswells Farm Milled Flour May 29, 2017 16:37

Mungoswell flour is produced using locally grown wheat which is stored, milled and packed on the MacDowell family farm in East Lothian.  Quality, provenance and taste shines through.

PB Gins - Summer 2017 May 22, 2017 08:28

We thought we'd make it easy for you to 'virtually' browse our gin shelves by giving you all an update on our current brands and varieties of our favourite tipple!

Foodie Holidays From The Wee Travel Company April 29, 2017 15:14

We’ve been working with Ailish from The Wee Travel Company, a local, independent travel agent and she kindly offered to write up some great tips for foodie holidays… All we need now is to book the week off!

Italian Grape & Wine Varieties April 29, 2017 14:44

If you tasted a new Italian wine each week, it would take you 20 years to taste your way through them all. In this blog Diane helps iron out the confusion and talks you through some of the grape varieties in this month’s featured wines.

San Maranzo Tomatoes April 28, 2017 14:51

San Marzano tomatoes are the most famous plum tomato to come out of Italy. They are grown in the rich volcanic soil at the base of Mount Vesuvius, which gives them a sweet flavor and low acidity.

Wine Review | Akarua Rua, Rouge April 28, 2017 14:17

Derek Hamilton, Provender Brown customer and new to the scene wine reviewer gives us his take on the fantastic Akarua Rua, Rouge.

The Wee G & T Festival 2017 - Who's Coming, What To Drink and Why You Should Book Now! April 28, 2017 14:07

Following the rip roaring success of our first Wee G & T Festival last September we're delighted to announce the 2017 event looks set to meet, beat and surpass all of our expectations! Click through for our confirmed gins now >>>

The Wee G & T Festival 2017 April 03, 2017 21:12

Following the rip roaring success of our first Wee G & T Festival last September we're delighted to announce we're busy planning our second Gin Festival in Perth.

Stirling Gin - Meet The Producer March 31, 2017 17:00

This month we are delighted to welcome Stirling Gin into the deli for a Tasting Event and a little precursor to the The Wee G & T Festival 2017.

Try Our New Wine Selection March 31, 2017 15:50

Try the new PB wine selection from Liberty Wines at our upcoming FREE Wine Tasting Event on 14th April 2017.

There are Easter Eggs and then there are Prestat Easter Eggs February 27, 2017 17:13

With both Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner the PB shelves are brimming under the weight of the brightly coloured Prestat boxes.

Dunkeld Smoked Salmon February 27, 2017 15:00

Dunkeld Smoked Salmon straight from the smokehouse; this award winning product never fails to impress and is one our all-time favourites on the Perthshire produce list. 

Meet the supplier - Honest Toil January 28, 2017 11:46

What better way to escape the cold and dark than with a little trip to Greece (virtual, not actual unfortunately!) to find out what goes into the process of harvesting one of the most delicious Olive Oils on the market - Honest Toil.

Best of Taste For Pancake Day January 19, 2017 09:35

Diane catches up with Andrew from Best of Taste; a twenty year old artisan company producing a fantastic range of fruit coulis. Perfect for Pancake Day!

Foodie Gifts And Hampers For Christmas 2016 November 28, 2016 17:50

Take the strain out of Christmas Shopping with this fabulous range of  Scottish Hampers and other foodie gifts from our artisan producers.

Finlay Farm Cheese : Full of Flavour and Welfare November 01, 2016 13:39

Finlay's Farmhouse Cheeses not only taste amazing but they're produced using the highest standards of animal welfare on their organic Scottish farm.

Cindy's Teas Joins Provender Brown September 28, 2016 16:44

Delicious loose herb teas with a modern twist, Cindy's Teas have been created to give a loud burst of flavour and aroma, while offering the wonderful benefits from the high quality herbs and expert knowledge of Cindy Ledgerwood.

September Tasting Events September 02, 2016 16:44

We're joining in both the Scottish Food Fortnight and The Great Perthshire Picnic this month with in-store Friday Tastings from some of our fabulous artisan producers.

The Highland Cookhouse is Here! September 02, 2016 16:31

The Highland Cookhouse range of freshly prepared ready meals using local, seasonal Scottish produce are available to buy now in Provender Brown, Perth.  Diane talks about what made them the perfect ready-meal choice for PB.

Meet The Little Herb Farm July 04, 2016 09:53

Meet Lindsey Anderson from The Little Herb Farm and find out about her passion for herbs, great new flavours of vinegars and dips (perfect for summer eating) and our upcoming July 23rd Tasting Event in Provender Brown Deli in Perth.

The Wee G & T Festival June 17, 2016 16:27

The Wee G & T Festival is here! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite suppliers and a whole host of other Scottish gin producers, and this September we’ll be throwing the inaugural Provender Brown Wee G & T Festival.  Hooray!

Cheese Wedding Cakes May 31, 2016 10:37

Go for something entirely different on your Big Day and book a cheese wedding cake from Provender Brown.  These are a fantastic alternative to the traditional sweet cake and are perfect for those who prefer the savoury side of life.

Pump Street Chocolate May 31, 2016 10:14

Provender Brown is now stocking the fantastic award-winning, bean to bar, single origin chocolate from Pump Street Bakery.   This one is a MUST try!

Provender Brown Picnic Baskets May 31, 2016 09:58

Provender Brown Picnic Boxes now available - its what Summer has been waiting for! Call to book and we'll have it ready and waiting for you to collect. All you need to do is pack a rug and find your spot.

Perthshire's Cider Region! May 02, 2016 09:37

We chat heritage orchards and cider in this month's blog with a great story showing the links between Cairn O'Mohr and the local orchards and fields they forage and pick from.

Meet your maker....The Grown Up Chocolate Company April 02, 2016 11:14

One of our favourite mid afternoon treats has to be a bar of Superb Salted Peanut Caramel from The Grown Up Chocolate Company. Find out more about what makes their products so darn good.

Strathearn Cheese April 02, 2016 10:23

Provender Brown  is delighted to announce the arrival of Perthshire's new artisan cheesemaker, Strathearn Cheese based in Comrie.  Their first offering, Lady Mary, is in stock now.

The Wonder That Is Olive Oil February 26, 2016 12:59

Diane chats about the many health benefits of olive oil and following an Italian industry scandal, points out the importance of choosing from a well-trusted source.

Small City Recipes On Provender Brown February 01, 2016 21:43

We've been fans since they started and we were delighted to help Nicola Martin and Gill Murray of Small City Recipes launch their new fancy-schmancy Recipe Widget here at Provender Brown.

Chocolates Worthy Of Our Name February 01, 2016 21:13

As Valentine's Day approaches, Diane chats about the amazing chocolates created especially for Provender Brown by the wonderful Gill Lyth of Stuart & Swan. 


Festive Opening Hours & Order Dates December 14, 2015 11:59

Make sure you don't miss out on your Provender Brown goodies with these handy opening times and order dates for Christmas and New Year 2015. 

Christmas Gift Ideas! December 01, 2015 10:07

Check out our top tips for a very merry Festive Season. Our Christmas gift buying advice for the foodie in your life includes luxury hampers, monthly cheese clubs, chocolates, gin and so much more!

November and December Events October 28, 2015 18:52

Join us in November and December for four fantastic Tasting Events designed to bring Christmas Gift inspiration and menu planning tips. Or, you may simply wish to pick yourself up a little weekend treat!

Salar Smoked Salmon Returns! October 28, 2015 17:30

Diane tells the story behind the wonderfully delicious Salar Smoked Salmon range following the brand's 2015 relaunch.  The upshot....? Flaky is back and its better than ever!

Whisky, Liqueur and Chocolate Tasting - 21st November September 17, 2015 12:30

We're joining Perth's Chocolate Festival with a truly indulgent afternoon of whisky, liqueur and chocolates from Morrisons & Mackays and Willie Cacao Chocolate.

Peaches and Mushrooms and Basil… Oh My! September 17, 2015 11:39

Diane chats about her much-longed for fruit, veg and herb section and tempts us with everything from fresh figs to purple basil. Its fruit & veg heaven at PB!

The Big Tasting Weekend 4th and 5th September August 30, 2015 09:51

Drop into Provender Brown on 4th and 5th September as we enjoy tasters from two of Perthshire's best producers, Rannoch Smokery and Heather Hills Honey.

Mamma Agata Came to Visit Us! August 26, 2015 17:12

There was much excitement in Provender Brown this morning with a very special visit from the family behind the world famous Mamma Agata Cookery School!  

Wine And Chocolate Tasting Event July 22, 2015 08:46

We have answered all your Great Night Out wishes and teamed up with Nick Whyte from the award-winning Liberty Wines and Gill Lyth from Stuart & Swan Chocolatiers to bring you a fantastically indulgent evening here in Provender Brown Deli.

Independents' Day Discounts! June 20, 2015 11:50

As one of Perth's long-standing Indies we're passionate about supporting small, local businesses just like us. Independents' Day 2015 falls on Saturday July 4th and we have a fantastic day of discounts waiting for you! #PerthLoveFest


We Are Open! June 19, 2015 17:05

Diane welcomes back Provender Brown's loyal customers and gives us all a run down on the new and improved shop on George Street. It started with a leak and turned into a bigger shop with even more gourmet goodies for all of us to choose from!