Living in Lockdown – Tips for Keeping Sane

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“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” – John Donne With the current climate of uncertainty and restrictions, the best advice is to stay at home as much as possible. If you are able to work from home, do so. Some […]

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The End of Aperitivo – How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Drinks Industry

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This year has been something of a disaster so far, from flooding to bushfires to coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the globe. When it comes to the virus, you could argue the panic it has created is worse than the virus itself, with a lot of misinformation on social media and incredibly selfish behaviour in the […]

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting an Aperitivo

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Italians really know how to eat well. They appreciate food a lot, and on a good day the whole dining experience may include some five to six courses starting with an aperitivo. Bring a little bit of Italy to your friends this summer and host an aperitivo at home. What is aperitivo? Aperitivo is an […]

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Florence Food & Wine Tour with The Roman Guy

Would you like to spend an evening drinking Italian wines and stuffing your face with local treats? The Roman Guy has got you covered… (Unless you are vegan, in which case, this tour might not be for you…) I recommend this tour for those who only have limited time in Florence and would like to […]

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Lazy Lunch Anyone? Try These Venues in Florence!

Don’t you just love the days when you are able to stroll around in town without having to do anything specific? You can catch up with friends and enjoy a slightly lazy lunch guiltfree… Florence is a perfect place to aimlessly wander around; it is a beautiful city and there is so much to see. […]

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Where to Enjoy an Aperitivo in Florence

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Aperitivo is a huge part of the Italian lifestyle, yet many visitors seem to miss this fun experience. Italians love to socialise and enjoy a good cocktail, but they rarely drink without food. That’s where aperitivo comes in handy. It’s also a great way to enjoy delicious Italian foods if you’re on a budget. What is […]

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Italian Gins from the Mountains

History You might have heard about genever, and how gin making started in Holland. But in fact, gin production can be traced back to 11th-century Italy, with many believing it was the Benedictine monks who first began distilling juniper spirits in a monastery in beautiful Salerno. The monks combined the base spirit with herbs, spices, […]

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The Italian Dream Continues… Try Malfy Gin Originale!

You might be familiar with Malfy Gin Con Limone, the gin that captures the Italian dream holiday in a bottle. Malfy Gin Originale continues this Italian story, but this time the focus is on the mountains of Northern Italy. The style of the bottle is a perfect match to their Con Limone, but instead of […]

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