Where to Drink in Florence in Winter?

River Arno Florence

If you are travelling to Florence in winter, the weather might not always be nice enough to sip wine outdoors. Below I have listed some cosy venues across town to enjoy a Spritz or other drinks. Many of these venues also have daily aperitivo, which a great alternative for dinner, especially if you’re travelling on […]

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Weisshorn Alpine Glacier Gin

Weisshorn Glacier Gin comes from a tiny Swiss village located 2km high up in the valley of Val d’Anniviers. The valley has views of both Weisshorn and Matterhorn mountains. This picturesque village has only 68 inhabitants! To add to its unique location, the micro-distillery can be found inside a small 19th-century wooden cabin hidden on […]

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Visiting Italy’s Most Important Gin Festival

The Gin Day began in 2012, in the early days of the gin boom. The purpose was to offer a place for the ever-increasing number of gin brands to represent their products and a chance for bartenders to learn more about the growing category. The exhibition is organised in Milan by Bartenders.it, and it has […]

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Orkney Distilling – Bringing You the Viking Spirit

In 1468 the Orkney islands were pawned to the Scottish Crown by Christian I of Denmark as a gift for his daughter’s marriage to James III of Scotland. Until then, Orkney had been part of the Scandinavian kingdom. The Norsemen lived on the islands from the late 8th century, and to this day you can […]

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Grain to Glass with The Oxford Artisan Distillery

It’s not often these days that you try a new gin and are pleasantly surprised. Therefore, as soon as I took that first sniff and the first mouthful of Oxford Dry Gin, I knew I had to share this unique bottling with you! Don’t miss the competition at the end of this post! What’s so […]

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Has Anyone Seen Juniper? How Flavoured Gin Is Ruining the Gin Industry

Did you know that gin starts life as vodka? Vodka is the base spirit, but once you add juniper the spirit begins its journey to gin. You can add further botanicals to create different types of gin, but juniper must remain the ever present, key botanical. Over the recent years gin market has become crowded, […]

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The Best Scottish Gins by Women in the Gin Biz

The Scottish gin category is growing so fast it is hard to keep up! Scotland’s gin-producing areas can be separated into six different regions, and between them they boast over 70 distilleries and hundreds of different gins. It’s impossible to sample them all, so I decided to ask some of my fellow gin enthusiasts for […]

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In Search of the Best Negroni in Florence

100 Years of Negroni Love Get your party hats on, it’s Negroni’s birthday year! To celebrate 100 years of my favourite cocktail I have gone around Florence in search of the best Negroni in town. (I know, it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!) There is a bit of a squabble around […]

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Beautiful Summer Drinks for Sharing

Warming weather and all the endless BBQs call for delicious cocktails to be shared in a good company! Below you can find beautifully pink cocktails, refreshing coolers and a brunch drink of your dreams – a little something to cover different tastes and spirits. Just adjust these summer drinks to your party size. I have […]

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