Archive For May 2022

Just a Spritz

Just a Spritz

More than 50 Simple Sparkling Sips with Low to No Alcohol. Summer is right around the corner. The weather is warmer and perfect for entertaining. Enjoying drinks with friends is on the horizon but we hope that hangovers are not. This neat little book called Just a Spritz offers 57 recipes for low- and non-alcoholic…

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Passerina from Tesco Finest

Passerina from Tesco Finest

A unique wine for summer sipping. Passerina is an ancient grape variety from Le Marche and also Abruzzo in Italy, from where this particular bottle hails. It is said to be named after the sparrows that appreciate the fruit so much. Those little birds decorate the label. Until recently Passerina was used as a blending…

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Diamond Glasses

Diamond Glasses

A Spirited Gem. These Diamond Glasses are unique and a perfect gift for Father’s Day or for that special person who enjoys the finer things of life. One buys those special bottles of whisky or brandy, and one looks for an equally classy glass. These might be considered ‘novelty’ glasses but they are actually rather…

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Double Dutch for Cocktails and More

Double Dutch for Cocktails and More

Elevate your drinks. It’s about twins and pairings. I was intrigued, as I am a twin myself – although likely old enough to be the grandmother of this delightful duo. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Raissa and Joyce De Haas have founded Double Dutch, a company offering distinctive mixers and cocktail bases in convenient…

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Mon Dessert

Mon Dessert

Subscribe to Sweet Treats. What do you buy somebody who has everything? Lemon Macarons? Hot Cross Buns? Doughnuts? They can have all those and more from Mon Dessert. There are options for buying these delicious dessert kits: one can pick specific packages or just the equipment, and buy individually or even on subscription. The company…

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Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin

Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin

Designed by Paul Feig. Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin is designed by Hollywood director Paul Feig. It’s striking in every regard and well worth seeking out now it’s in the UK. This gin has shelf appeal, even if that display was in the highest-end spirits shop or even a crystal-glass showroom. Granted, this decanter isn’t…

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Easy Jose for Coffee

Easy Jose for Coffee

Subscription for your Cuppa Joe. Working closely with remote indigenous communities, the Easy Jose mission is to support them in growing delicious speciality coffee. The company is mindful of the value of the forests and is active in their protection. Easy Jose strives to create a sustainable future for the indigenous communities with which they…

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Hush Heath Sparkling Wine

Hush Heath Sparkling Wine

Tesco Finest English Fizz. Looks like it’s finally with us. Better weather – and the expectation of a nice bit of garden entertaining garnished with some long-awaited sun. The picture could be completed by a glass of Tesco Finest Hush Heath Estate English Sparkling wine. Hush Heath Estate is located in the green hills of…

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The Botany of Shakespeare Comes To The ‘Urban Tree Festival’

The Botany of Shakespeare Comes To The ‘Urban Tree Festival’

The Illustrated Botanical Shakespeare Gerit Quealy, the author of the best selling illustrated compendium, ‘Botanical Shakespeare’ will be bringing a taste of the Bard and the botany that infuses his works to the ‘Urban Tree Festival’ this year. After the success of sharing the world-famous canon’s literary-inspired flora at Chelsea in 2018, Gerit & the…

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Rock Rose

Rock Rose

A taste of the Scottish seashore delivered to your door  Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition Spring Bundle pictured on the Caithness Beach Rock Rose Gin is bringing you a taste of the Scottish seashore, no matter where you are in the UK: a Spring Bundle to make for a coastal-themed cocktail hour. With the focus…

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