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Black Cow Milk Punch

Black Cow Milk Punch

Black Cow Vodka makes some delicious cocktails and here is one that is perfect at any time of year. Black Cow Milk Punch Makes 6 small servings 150ml Black Cow Vodka 200ml delicious fresh whole milk 200ml of finest double cream 30ml honey (more or less to taste) 1/2 a vanilla bean, split & scraped…

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El Rayo Plata Tequila

El Rayo Plata Tequila

Tequila, like all other spirits, comes in different styles and qualities. El Rayo Plata Tequila offers both classic high-end tequila quality and distinct character, and surprisingly it has been specially crafted to go with tonic. Made with 100% blue Weber agave, El Rayo Plata Tequila is found in a unique bottle with a label showing…

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A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

Brockmans Gin is not only a favourite in real life. The super-premium gin is also a fiction favourite. The English gin has been honoured with an appearance in the newly published novel‘Bandwagon’, the showbiz thriller, by Richard Cobourne, just out in digital and paperback formats. The gin is the favourite of one of the book’s…

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Podberry Peas

Podberry Peas

A very clever name, Podberry. It’s all about peas, those delicious little health bombs which are so underrated. Podberry Peas are little packets of crunchy snacks containing nothing but the vegetable and flavourings. One might imagine that a dried pea could be nothing but tasteless and tooth-breaking. But these Podberry Peas are similar to those…

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Love Yourself at Home

Love Yourself at Home

These are strange times. Until recently we could go out to cafes and restaurants… and even food shops. Those days will return, but life goes on and we all need to find healthy meals that won’t need too much social interaction. Love Yourself is a premium food delivery company and that food is cooked and…

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ALDI Premium White Rum

ALDI Premium White Rum

ALDI Premium White Rum is bound to be popular with all those bar flies who are now confined to home. They will want a spirit that is versatile and perfect for a host of rum-based cocktails. It needs to have a mild flavour, but it equally needs to be full-strength. Keen price is also appealing…

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Wild and Game Isolation Pies

Wild and Game Isolation Pies

Wild and Game, the not-for-profit and favourite company of mine, are putting game on the menu across the UK. They have released a special self-isolation pack of frozen game meals, delivered straight to your door and designed to get people through self-isolation. Each £25 pack provides 14 days of dinners! I have enjoyed these pies…

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Black Cow Vodka

Black Cow Vodka

Black Cow Vodka! A nice name and the untutored might imagine that a cow was chosen just as a pretty motif. But the truth is that cows are a key component of this spirit. No, this vodka isn’t made from beef but rather from the milk donated by those aforementioned cattle. A spirit made from…

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STRYYK – Not Vodka

STRYYK – Not Vodka

It’s a new age. We worry about the planet, bush fires, floods, and living cleaner and leaner. That thrust is also found in bars. Legless lads and pavement-hugging princesses are no longer considered cool, with those lost nights closely followed by equally disastrous mornings. STRYYK – Not Vodka could solve both those aforementioned undignified problems….

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Mahiki – coconut rum – taste of the Islands

Mahiki – coconut rum – taste of the Islands

Mahiki? It certainly sounds Polynesian! It is actually a prominent nightclub and bar as well as a rather good drink. The clear glass bottle has great shelf appeal. The peach/pink liqueur is complemented by a thoughtfully designed label. It’s from the creative mind of British fashion designer Henry Holland, and is emblazoned with Polynesian coconut…

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ChicP Hummus – a fresh look

ChicP Hummus – a fresh look

Founded by Hannah McCollum, ChicP is a company that is taking a fresh look at a vegetarian favourite. This young company was set up to expand the ‘healthy dips’ offering in supermarkets. Hummus has become something of a staple with those who love the flavour and texture of chickpeas. But ChicP has enhanced that standard…

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Wild and Game Mallard

Wild and Game Mallard

Slow Cooked Mallard from Wild and Game …with Fruit Jelly Duck is a wonderful meat but sometimes a large bird can be a little too much for an intimate dinner à deux. Mallards are a small variety and one, with side dishes, is perfect for two discerning diners. The mallards can be found at Wild…

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Davenport’s Chocolates for Easter

Davenport’s Chocolates for Easter

Shops have been awash with Easter chocolate since Boxing Day. Eggs have filled shelves for a couple of months. There is confectionery to thrill every sweet-loving kid. But eggs to impress a discerning adult are as rare as hen’s teeth! Davenport’s Creative Artisan Chocolates come to the rescue! Davenport’s artisan chocolatier, Jane Williams (neé Davenport),…

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Old Hopking Spiced Gold Rum from ALDI

Old Hopking Spiced Gold Rum from ALDI

Many, in the past, viewed ALDI as something of a bargain-basement supermarket, but that perception is changing. Yes, they sport attractive price tags on their goods but that, at least in my experience of the spirits department, doesn’t indicate a lowering of standards – just of the price. Old Hopking Spiced Gold Rum is another…

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Brockmans Gin helps shake up Mother’s Day

Brockmans Gin helps shake up Mother’s Day

A gift Idea from Brockmans   Gin used to be known as ‘mother’s ruin’. We now know that possibly the best way to spoil your mother on Mother’s Day (22 March 2020) is to buy a stylish bottle of gin – or help her shake up a great cocktail. Brockmans is a 40% ABV gin…

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Wild and Game Pies

Wild and Game Pies

Yes, I love cooking, but I don’t want to be chained to the range when time doesn’t allow. There are plenty of pre-prepared foods out there to take some of the strain from our hectic lives, but it’s important to seek out the best quality – the foods that are as good as one would…

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San Floriano Prosecco from ALDI

San Floriano Prosecco from ALDI

Get your skates on. This San Floriano Prosecco from ALDI is on offer and when it’s gone, it’s gone! Many of us are looking for the perfect bottle of sparkling wine to share with someone special or a prospective partner for St. Valentine’s Day.  ALDI’s San Floriano Prosecco DOC is now just £4.99 and that…

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Happy Valentines from Lily O’Brien’s

Happy Valentines from Lily O’Brien’s

Where did the time go? The Christmas tree pine needles are still stuck in the carpet and now the next special event is on one’s near horizon. Yes, it’s soon to be St. Valentine’s Day! Lily O’Brien’s have quality chocolates that could solve the gift-giving dilemma: the Chocolate Desserts Collection. This indulgent box of perfectly…

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Cawston Dry Sparkling Water with a twist

Cawston Dry Sparkling Water with a twist

When we are little kids we crave fizzy drinks. We delight in sticky sweetness and flavours that were never found in the natural world. We grow older and our tastes change. We have more regard for our bodies and the environment. Cawston Dry Sparkling Water is an attractive adult on the soft drinks shelf. Pleasingly…

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Aldi Wagyu Burger

Aldi Wagyu Burger

Supermarket Aldi is launching 100% British Wagyu Beef Burgers in stores nationwide. Don’t miss them, as when they are gone, they are gone. But what actually is Wagyu beef? This originated in Japan with several breeds of cattle being able to produce this style of meat. Wagyu is known for is characteristic fine marbling which…

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