Archive For September 2021

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007 with a new Vesper Martini The name is Rose. Rock Rose. To celebrate the UK release on 30 September of the keenly awaited James Bond film, No Time To Die, on 30 September, the Scottish distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has released a new Vesper Martini elegantly combining its Rock Rose…

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Decorrum Rum

Decorrum Rum

Artful in every way It’s getting on to autumn and we are looking for drinks with pleasing warmth and bold character. Yes, a rum could fit the bill. That would revive memories of sun-kissed beaches, soft Caribbean breezes, the sound of breaking waves – and Manchester rooftops. Perhaps we should do a literary rewind here….

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Montezuma’s – deliciously ethical

Montezuma’s – deliciously ethical

Helen and Simon Pattinson started Montezuma’s in 2000 with just one small chocolate-making machine. From the start a Business Done Properly policy was at the heart of the business and that covers everything from the way they work with suppliers, how much packaging they use, how they dispose of waste, to sourcing ethically produced ingredients….

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Fireheart – Nespresso® Compatible Compostable Pods

Fireheart – Nespresso® Compatible Compostable Pods

A delicious Surprise Here we are again! Somebody sending me Nespresso® Compatible pods. But wait! These are different. These pods are compostable. And there is more – I actually like the Fireheart coffee! It’s probably not a good idea to send a tea drinker coffee to review. I always find it bitter and lacking in…

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Brockmans in Miniature

Brockmans in Miniature

Brockmans Gin in Miniature – the perfect serve Three cheers. Brockmans Gin, famed for its tactile black bottle, is launching a miniature, 5cl bottle for the first time. The bottle is an exact replica of the stylish larger bottle. You’ll find these glorious little bottles of gin at around £4, through retailers and selected online…

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Mainbrace – Splicing two rums

Mainbrace – Splicing two rums

Mainbrace: yes, the name conjures visions of pirates and adventures on the high seas. But this particular Mainbrace is a Cornish-based rum brand that was launched in October 2019. The eponymous rum is even more exotic than that beautiful south-west corner of Britain. The brand name of Mainbrace comes from the naval term ‘to splice…

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Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Brockmans Gin for Negroni Week – 13-19 September 2021 The power of the negroni has been switched up to a new level with new cocktail from Brockmans Gin in time for Negroni Week. Introducing the Brockmans Voltage Negroni: a new twist on a ‘proper’ negroni using ‘The Properly Improper Gin’. Here, the citrus and dark berries…

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Rock Rose Gin voted a ‘Cool Brand’

Rock Rose Gin voted a ‘Cool Brand’

Rock Rose Gin is officially a ‘cool brand’. The super-premium British gin has been selected by the influential CoolBrands® in the 2021/22 roster of the coolest brands around. Brands are shortlisted by invitation only and selected by a prestigious panel of forty-nine judges, comprising designers, style experts, media personalities, and prominent names from entertainment, fashion,…

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Burp – The Other Wine Book

Burp – The Other Wine Book

No need to even open the cover of this substantial volume to be assured that this is indeed a wine book like no other! Author Bas Korpel is a writer and vinologist, and since 2011 he has immersed himself in wine – well, metaphorically speaking, anyway. He has worked for several advertising agencies in Amsterdam…

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Lizi’s Granola

Lizi’s Granola

Lizi’s was founded in 2003 with a focus on healthy living and wholesome foods, and to create nutritious cereals that would also be delicious. The original recipes were created by founders Dr Mick Shaw and his wife, Lizi. Lizi’s became the first cereal brand in the UK to measure the Glycaemic Load of their products,…

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