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

  • 11 Jun 2021

    The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

    In 2019 the celebrated Negroni cocktail turned 100 years old.  The mixed drink revival has introduced a new audience to this iconic classic. The drink’s proportions consist of equal measures of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth. It’s not difficult for the home barman/woman to master, him/herself. It has a timeless elegance and wide appeal. The...

  • 09 Jun 2021

    Pommery – with English Sparkle

    English Wine Week now officially marks the start of summer as it falls across the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Day, from 19th to 27th June 2021. It’s been a long, cold and wet spring and we are all ready to celebrate.  Champagne Pommery is doing just that with its English sparkling wine, Louis Pommery England....

  • 07 Jun 2021

    Wagamama – Every Bowl Makes A Difference

    wagamama launches new cook at home range with a commitment to donate all of their profits to mental health charity partner YoungMinds wagamama announces the launch of an exciting new cook at home range with all their profits to be donated to charity partner YoungMinds. The new range was inspired by the overwhelmingly positive fan...

  • 07 Jun 2021

    Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks

    At last! It’s summer and we can finally enjoy entertaining in the garden. But heat and alcohol don’t mix. Your guests will thank you for offering some exciting non-alcoholic drinks, grâce à Gazoz. Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks is a beautifully photographed book full of unique, healthy and fresh drinks from...

  • 04 Jun 2021

    Negroni in a Bottle Bar and Shop

    Xhulio and Natalie are a husband-and-wife team with a passion for bottled cocktails. Those bottles have great shelf appeal, offering the promise of delicious contents. In December 2017 they opened Bottle Bar and Shop in Catford, South London. They have made a success of their enterprise even in these strange times. In 2019 they won...

  • 03 Jun 2021

    UK’s first Gluten-Free Avocado Wrap

    New Gluten-Free Avocado Wrap and High Protein Wraps This Summer BFree have launched a new addition to its wraps range. The UK’s first Gluten-Free Avocado Wrap and Highest Protein Wrap go on sale by ‘free-from’ pioneers BFree, the innovative gluten- and wheat-free baked goods brand. With 10 years’ experience in creating award-winning free-from bakery goods...

  • 02 Jun 2021

    Charlie and Ivy’s Bread Dippers

    Dipper Tasting Set It will soon be Father’s Day and that comes with the usual dilemma: What to buy? It was socks last year.  He must have loved them. They are still in the bag; must be keeping them for best! Charlie and Ivy come to the rescue with the perfect gift solution for any...

  • 01 Jun 2021

    Thyme for Gin – Rock Rose Gin Launches Summer Mini-Hamper

      Pictured: The Rock Rose Lemon Thyme Collins Cocktail Rock Rose Gin is launching a Summer Cocktail Box. The mini-hamper, priced at only £20 (+P&P) from https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/shop/ contains just about everything you need to create Rock Rose Lemon Thyme Collins cocktails – perfect for basking in the sun. The Summer Box launches on 1 June...

  • 31 May 2021

    Whiskey Lover’s Cocktail Collection for Dad

    A Travel Pack for home or away A little over a year ago I would have scoffed at the prospect of a Travel Pack of cocktails. But now I can understand the appeal. Not, of course, for consuming while in charge of a vehicle but certainly once one has reached one’s hotel …even if it’s...

  • 28 May 2021

    Just One Pan: Over 100 easy and creative recipes for home cooking

    Many of us have come to love our kitchens over these past long months. We enjoy the process but there should be no need to become slaves to the oven; we should all be at home on the range. Just One Pan: Over 100 easy and creative recipes for home cooking presents ideas for simple...

  • 26 May 2021

    Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day

    Why?: Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day is back for its sixth year running, so it’s time to heat up your ovens, grab the over ripe bananas and get involved on the 17 June 2021. 2020 has seen a huge rise in baking. With more time being spent at home, lots of us have been practicing our...

  • 24 May 2021

    Harley and the Holy Mountain: Through the Heart of Greece to its Soul

    What a wonderful read! It’s only May and I sense I have already found my ‘Book of the Year’! Harley and the Holy Mountain: Through the Heart of Greece to its Soul is both amusing and thought-provoking. It’s an exercise in the human condition as well as being a thoroughly absorbing travelogue. The author, John...

  • 20 May 2021

    BBQ Delivery

    Quality and variety Oh, deep joy! Lockdown will soon be a nasty memory, and summer is just around the corner. I will celebrate the ability to go out by staying in. At home, but we will be with plenty of people who have come out to enjoy a rather classy BBQ thanks to 44 Foods!...

  • 19 May 2021

    Pots of Wheyhey

    We could all do with a little Wheyhey at the moment. Indeed, if you have a passion for ice cream then a little Wheyhey is exactly what you can have! Wheyhey is a company that produces healthy and delicious frozen treats which are available in large and small tubs. The mini pots are perfect for...

  • 17 May 2021

    Brockmans for the gift of Charity

    Buy a Brockmans Gin gift pack, help a charity Brockmans Gin is supporting gin lovers and helping a good cause by offering a discount on its popular gift pack whilst donating to charity. Those shopping at the Brockmans online shop can take advantage of an exclusive deal: buy a gift pack comprising a 70cl bottle...

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