Time to try ZECA de Matos Cachaça!!

ZECA de Matos is a fourth-generation family business and is 100 percent owned by the Matos family. The family moved from Portugal to the south-east of Brazil in 1891, where they have their own sugar cane plantation in the Minas Gerais region. Premium ZECA de Matos cachaça is distilled, aged and bottled at the estate […]

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Rogano – 1930s Charm in the Centre of Glasgow

Rogano is one of the oldest restaurants in Glasgow, dating all the way back to 1935. It is better known than most museums in the area and is considered a landmark of some sort. If you haven’t already been I strongly recommend you visit next time you’re up in Glasgow. Not much has changed since […]

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Fabulous Booze-related Christmas Gift Ideas

Sometimes it can be hard to find something new to give, but fear no more! I have collected some fab Christmas gift ideas, which everyone would want (they just might not know it yet!). No matter what their favourite tipple is, here are some suggestions to go under the tree. For the ladies Books about […]

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Love PINK?? Then You’ll Love a Bottle of Heather Rose Gin!!

Heather Rose Gin is perfect for celebrations or to be enjoyed as an aperitif. It is fragrant and floral with subtle notes of rose. Seven botanicals – juniper, coriander seeds, orange and lemon peel, liquorice root, rose petals and purple heather flowers – all contribute to create a light, slightly sweet and floral yet spicy […]

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My 7 Favourite Cocktail Bars in Brighton

There are hundreds of bars and pubs in Brighton and Hove, but if you fancy a cocktail you might not be so sure where to go. I have listed below seven venues I often go when I fancy a great tasty cocktail. Personally, I’m a sucker for classic cocktails, and places where they try hard […]

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Double Dutch – A Perfect Twin for Your Spirit

For countless times I have stressed how important it is to use good quality mixers with spirits. What is the point of buying a top quality spirits when a poor mixer will ruin the tasting experience? If ¾ of the drink is the mixer you should make sure you use premium soft drinks. When Dutch […]

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Bepi Tosolini – For the Love of Grappa and Family

After my first experiences in 2015 I had a chance to visit another grappa distillery in the heart of the Friulian foothills – the distillery Bepi Tosolini. Since the first trip in this region my interest increased further towards the production of grappa, which takes place in such a short, intense window each year. Grappa is such a […]

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Grappa Production in Pictures

The grappa harvest takes place as soon as the grapes have become ripe enough, in order to obtain fresh vinaccia. The freshness of the vinaccia is the key of making a top quality grappa. The grapes are then destemmed and softly pressed, in order to separate the must (this is used to make wine) from […]

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Six Drinks to Keep You Warm

rosemary winter drink

Summer is over and instead of sipping refreshing drinks on the beach, we will soon be shivering at home looking longingly at those holiday brochures. Somehow drinking Aperol Spritz or fruity Pimm’s Cup during these colder months doesn’t seem quite right. Our brains seem to connect these drinks with sunshine and summer, but what do […]

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