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St-Rémy Signature

St-Rémy Signature

Simply Delicious. Brandy is the oft-overlooked spirit, although it’s one of the oldest. It can be made from almost any fruit, but most are made from grapes, which are harvested, pressed, fermented into wine and then distilled into brandy. St-Rémy Signature displays all the classic expressions of French brandy. The St-Rémy distillery was founded in…

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Savyll Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Savyll Non-alcoholic Cocktails

An adult taste. Savyll was started by self-proclaimed ‘dinner party mixologist’ Avnish Babla. He has always enjoyed hosting friends and family, and experimenting with his own cocktail inspirations. When he became an expectant father, he and his wife decided it was time to live healthier lifestyles, and that included moderating alcohol consumption, a good idea…

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The Reid Single Malt Vodka

The Reid Single Malt Vodka

Mountain Fresh. I am familiar with New Zealand’s fine wines, and I am therefore not surprised that the country also offers a first-class vodka, in the guise of The Reid Single Malt Vodka. The bottle is sleek and as rounded as a drop of alpine water, with great shelf appeal. It holds the promise of…

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Drinks Bureau’s Cocktail Packs

Drinks Bureau’s Cocktail Packs

Classic and Contemporary. Co-founder and Chief of Drinks, Frankie Snobel, is an entrepreneur, mixologist and cocktail innovator. Co-founder Nick Kirby is MD of one of the UK’s leading ready-to-drink cocktail production sites, Storefast Solutions. He was batching premium cocktails with Frankie back when it was practically unheard of. Nick provides the perfect site and expertise…

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Pukka Morning Berry

Pukka Morning Berry

Naturally Awake. This is a new addition to the Pukka Herbs tea range, and it aims to start the day in healthy and delicious fashion. Pukka Morning Berry organic tea is lovely when served either hot, or cold with ice. Co-founders Tim and Sebastian are well-qualified tea enthusiasts.  Sebastian has been in clinical practice since…

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Aber Falls Announces ‘St David’s Day Limited Release’ Whisky

Aber Falls Announces ‘St David’s Day Limited Release’ Whisky

The First Whisky Distillery in North Wales for Over 100 Years. To celebrate St David’s Day on 1 March 2024, the North Wales-based whisky distillery, Aber Falls, has released a new premium ‘St David’s Day Limited Release’ whisky. With a limited run of 350 bottles, the distinctive whisky is available to purchase exclusively from the…

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Tesco Tempranillo Rioja

Tesco Tempranillo Rioja

Ramon Bilbao Spanish Classic. This mouth-filling red is a great all-rounder. Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Rioja 2019 offers all the expected character of Rioja and at a very reasonable price from your local Tesco. Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was founded in 1924 in the town of Haro, Wine Capital of Rioja. Today they have 265 hectares of…

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MOTH Cocktails

MOTH Cocktails

Classics in a Can. These days we choose drinks for quality rather than quantity. Perhaps that’s the reason that cocktails and cocktail bars have enjoyed a popularity not seen since the 1920s. MOTH cocktails are filling a long-felt want of classic polished drinks, along with practicality. If we are social sorts, then a party might…

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Lunch with Frankie and Benny

Lunch with Frankie and Benny

A Diner Set Menu. It’s a chain restaurant, but I have been impressed with both food and ambiance at Frankie and Benny’s Burleigh House branch on the Strand in London. If one walks across Waterloo Bridge from the station, turns left on the Strand and crosses the road then one reaches Frankie and Benny’s. It…

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Korean Drinks from Japan Centre

Korean Drinks from Japan Centre

Contemporary and traditional. We are learning more about Korean food as restaurants are becoming more popular. Japan Centre offers a range of Korean drinks to give a taste of what most Koreans drink every day. Now, I admit, before I tasted it I wasn’t too sure about Milkis.  It is a milk and yoghurt flavoured…

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Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

From the Limestone Coast of South Australia. This Tesco Finest Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid expression of both grape and terroir. Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 is great value for money, batting above its price point. Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It originated in the Gironde in southwestern France. It…

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Villiera Brut Cap Classique

Villiera Brut Cap Classique

South African champagne style. The Champagne region is famed for its eponymous naturally-fermented sparkling wine method. This process is now used in South Africa and has become known as Cap Classique. Villiera Wines is one of Stellenbosch’s wine family dynasties. It produces quality Cap Classique sparkling wine and this Villiera Brut Cap Classique is a…

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iTeaworld for Taste and Harmony

iTeaworld for Taste and Harmony

Sample the Skill of Chinese Tea Cultivation. Tea drinking is more popular than ever, worldwide. Not all teas are created equal but iTeaworld offer a host of quality options both for tea enthusiasts as well as those who want to learn more about this fascinating drink. iTeaworld has worked in the Chinese tea industry and…

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Pukka Winter Warmer

Pukka Winter Warmer

Cold weather comfort. It’s cold out there and spring is a way off yet. It’s the season for delicious and comforting drinks, and Pukka Herbs has their Winter Warmer tea which is perfect for all-day sipping. Co-founders Tim and Sebastian are well-qualified tea enthusiasts.  Sebastian has been in clinical practice since 1998 using a blend…

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Cremaura Rose Tequila Cream

Cremaura Rose Tequila Cream

Floral Pink Hue. This is a very different Tequila-based drink. Cremaura Rose Tequila Cream will likely fill a niche just waiting for a different take on Mexico’s traditional spirit. This liqueur might even convert those who profess a dislike for Tequila! Cremaura presents Rose Tequila Cream, but also orange, café, and chocolate versions as well….

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Arthur Metz Crémant d’Alsace Millesime 2020

Arthur Metz Crémant d’Alsace Millesime 2020

Popular across La Manche! Arthur Metz Crémant d’Alsace was founded in 1904. This Crémant d’Alsace Millesime 2020 is a fine ambassador for this celebrated House. Champagne isn’t far from Alsace although the climate here is somewhat drier and sunnier. Sparkling wine has been made in this region for over 2,000 years.  Arthur Metz’s grapes are…

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Love by Léoube Organic Rosé Wine

Love by Léoube Organic Rosé Wine

A Little Mediterranean Blush. This is a rosé wine which one would seek any time of year. Love by Léoube Organic Rosé Wine is a classy and polished wine with character as well as a lot of deservedly fine reviews. Château Léoube is found in Cap Bénat in the Var region of Provence in the…

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Ginuary with The King of Soho

Ginuary with The King of Soho

Welcoming in Dry January. 2024 marks this 10th year of Dry Ginuary. For those of us who feel that the dark nights of the New Year are a cause for celebration and continuing as we mean to go on, Dry Gin January – a term first coined in 2014 – is to be embraced and…

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Bergerac Eglise Saint-Jacques

Bergerac Eglise Saint-Jacques

A Blessed Wine? Here is a church which shares its name with a wine.  In the heart of Bergerac, on the well-trodden route to Saint-Jacques of Compostela stands the Church of Saint-Jacques. The original construction was erected in the 12th century as a chapel on the pilgrim trail to Compostela. There is also a rather…

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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2020

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2020

Award Winner for Christmas. We all have a favourite wine and mine is Malbec. This 2020 Malbec Golden Reserve is a stylish all-rounder when paired with sumptuous meals for the holiday season. Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2020 is produced from hand-picked grapes that are then made into a striking red which is a marvellous expression…

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