Tips for Drinking Around the World

Sharing a few drinks is a great way to get to know people as it can help to break down the language barriers or just calm the nerves when you first set foot in a new country. However, as easily as you can make friends, you can make enemies when it comes to drinking etiquette […]

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The Gin Day – Milano

Yesterday I took part in Italy’s only gin fair known as The Gin Day. The event is held in Milan over two days and is organised by Bartenders.it. Unlike many other events, the fair is conveniently held on a Sunday and Monday when most bartenders will be enjoying a well-deserved day off. The Gin Day started […]

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Drink Like a Bulgarian

Recently I met with Geri, 30, to chat about drinking habits in Bulgaria. She claimed she wasn’t much of a drinker herself, but I’m not so sure… What’s your view on your national drink Rakiya? It is similar to Pisco or Grappa as it is often made from grapes. We use the whole grape rather […]

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Wedding Drinks – Match Cocktails with Your Wedding Theme!

Have a wedding with spirit! I’ve previously written about the importance of planning the drinks for your wedding, and that includes giving more thought to the drinks themselves. There’s so much you can tell about people through their drink choices, and a wedding is a great time to show more of the bride’s and groom’s […]

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Telegraph Gin Experience

Imagine relaxing on a deckchair on a sunny day with a gin and tonic in your hand. There’s a nice breeze and you can smell the BBQ. You’re not on the beach, but in one of the London’s most beautiful venues, The Roof Gardens in Kensington, where the flamingos (yes, real flamingos!) wander freely and […]

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What to Drink in Scotland if You Don’t Like Whisky

If you aren’t used to drinking scotch just yet, here’s some ideas on how to drink in Scotland without feeling you’re missing out. There’s no better place to learn about whisky than the motherland of the great drink, so you might want to consider a few beginners’ scotches to ease you into it while you […]

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5 Steps Towards Planning Your Wedding Drinks (+ 8 ways to save money)

Planning your wedding spend Did you know that alcohol often takes up to 20% of your total wedding budget? Many spend days choosing and stressing about flowers when they should be choosing the right drinks with the same attention to detail! There’s no point in spending large amounts of money for something you haven’t given […]

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Drink Like a Norwegian

For the next interview in my series how to “Drink like a local” I met Trine from Norway, in a Scandinavian restaurant in London. Trine, 41, comes from the far north of Norway from a little town called Vadsø, and unlike Sarah Palin, on a clear day she can actually see all the way to […]

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Drink Like a Sardinian

Whilst Paolo, 27, from Sardinia, was teaching me how to drink Caffe Corretto properly we discussed traditional Italian drinking habits, anything from the making of grappa to the well-known Aperol Spritz. What are your first memories of spirits and alcohol growing up in Italy? I remember both my father and his father, my grandfather, distilling their […]

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