Reviews are sponsored; the articles are unbiased, the opinions my own.

  • 28 Jan 2022

    Ginking Original Rosé

    A Sparkling Cocktail Here is a gem and new to me. It’s Ginking and perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. This is a sparkling blend of blush pink English wine and aromatic London Dry Gin along with natural botanicals. It offers a host of presentation possibilities to impress the one you love. Ginking’s founder, Lord John...

  • 26 Jan 2022

    Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

    Seductive, crimson and elegant: the new Brockmans Gin cocktail for Valentine’s Day A cocktail called ‘Red Red Wine, Stay Close to Me’ seems a fitting tribute to the day of love. Brockmans Gin, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released this new cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day 2022. The tasty tipple will seduce gin lovers, wine...

  • 25 Jan 2022

    Spice Kitchen – A Tasteful Gift

    Spice tins and much more Spice Kitchen offers so much for the spice lover. Those enthusiasts can not only enjoy Indian spice collections but others too! African and Middle Eastern selections, world spices and BBQ rubs, spices for kids, Moroccan spices, salts and even gin botanicals are all here to tempt. I have been impressed...

  • 24 Jan 2022

    My Heart – a cocktail for Valentine’s Day from Rock Rose Gin

    Rock Rose Gin is sharing the love. This fine Scottish gin recently invited top bartenders to express their creativity by concocting cocktails that perfectly represented this fine Scottish gin, brimming with botanicals and made with love. A cocktail called ‘My Heart’ was a runaway winner. It’s seductively red, and so what better than My Heart as...

  • 21 Jan 2022

    Good4U – And Tasty Too!

    Salad toppers for flavour and texture We have all heard it – we must eat more vegetables. We understand the message but for many it’s a big leap. The prospect of a boring salad sends us directly to the phone to talk to the nice chap at the Pizza shop. Good 4U Salad Toppers elevate...

  • 19 Jan 2022

    Galley Cooking for the Navy

    The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Cookbook Galley is a charming cookbook that will appeal to those with a love of fine dining as well as anyone who has a connection to the Royal Navy. It showcases the high levels of professional skills and culinary talents in the UK today. There are 20 noteworthy...

  • 17 Jan 2022

    Penderyn – Icons of Wales

    Welsh Whisky with Character and Pride Penderyn Distillery produces award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits in the foothills of the beautiful Brecon Beacons in South Wales. The distillery is found in the historic village of Penderyn in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Distilling in Wales had ended long ago, but in the late 1990s, in...

  • 14 Jan 2022

    British Museum – World’s Oldest Map of the Stars

    On show in UK for first time at the British Museum  The world of Stonehenge 17 February – 17 July 2022 Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery Organised with the State Museum of Prehistory, Halle/Saale, Germany The world’s oldest map of the stars will go on display for the very first time in the UK at the British...

  • 13 Jan 2022

    Rock Rose – The Refill Rewards Club

    An ethical spirits subscription service If you love craft gins and vodka and you also like choose sustainable packaging, the Dunnet Bay Distillers Refill Rewards Club is the one for you. The stylish, ethical spirits company which produces award-winning Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka using local Scottish botanicals, was the first spirits company launch eco-friendly,...

  • 12 Jan 2022

    Green One Pound Meals

    Delicious for You, Good for the Planet Author Miguel Barclay, The One Pound Chef, is on a mission to make our diets ‘greener’.  It’s a wonderful notion and one to which we should all subscribe. But foods need to be delicious as well as being economical and planet-friendly. In Green One Pound Meals, Miguel brings...

  • 10 Jan 2022

    Tom Savano – Refined Cocktails

    Drinks for the discerning Tom Savano isn’t a person. He (or should I say ‘it’?) is an independent company producing quality handcrafted drinks. Their cocktails take the lucky sipper on bespoke trips around the world. We can imagine balmy days, exotic sunsets, gentle music playing, light cotton dresses and Panama hats. A professional barman would...

  • 07 Jan 2022

    BOSH! on a Budget

    A plant-based cookbook with over 100 new low-cost and delicious recipes It’s no longer a fad. Veganism is here to stay …along with vegetarianism and simply eating less meat. BOSH! on a Budget supports us (even we carnivores) with recipes for delicious dishes which just happen to be plant-based. Number one Sunday Times bestselling authors...

  • 05 Jan 2022

    Good Hotel Guide 2022

    Great Britain and Ireland is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe and the Caribbean. The Guide was first published in 1978. It has been published each October since then. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their...

  • 04 Jan 2022

    Two Cigarettes in the Dark

    Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre present Two Cigarettes in the Dark Dame Penelope Keith to star in 2022 UK tour of new play Two Cigarettes in the Dark  by Stephen Wyatt, ​directed by Alan Strachan, designed by Simon Higlett, produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Cambridge Arts Theatre. This bitter-sweet comedy will begin...

  • 31 Dec 2021

    CUCIELO Rosso Negroni Gift Pack

    A Negroni Valentine Award-winning CUCIELO Rosso was new to me, but I am a convert. Yes, it’s just a matter of taste but this sweet red vermouth has character and subtlety sometimes missing in other bottles. This is a classic Vermouth di Torino made using hand-picked herbs, botanicals and the best Italian wines.  This aromatic...

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