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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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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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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The Spiritualist – For All Your Spirit Needs

Visiting The Spiritualist in Glasgow never gets boring! They have an excellent collection of spirits and liqueurs (approx. 320 bottles last time I asked!) and you can order pretty much any cocktail you can think of. Located in the buzzing Merchant City, just a stone’s throw away from George Square, the venue is open for […]

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A Florence Day Trip for Gin Lovers

Tuscany is a wine lover’s dream, but these days it will also satisfy many gin enthusiasts. Hidden amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany, just outside Florence, is a small gin distillery with spectacular views. If you are looking for something different to do during your trip to Florence, I recommend hiring a car and heading […]

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10 Things to Do in Rome in Winter

There is always a lot to see and do in Rome, and during the winter months you get to enjoy the eternal city without the hassle of too many tourists. Below I have listed some of my favourite things to do in Rome. Just wrap up warm and get walking. 1 Enjoy hot chocolate Italians […]

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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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8 Most Beautiful Distilleries in Scotland

There are 128 operating Scotch Whisky distilleries across Scotland and over 50 gin producers. Amongst them there are a few that stand out due to their historical designs, beautiful views or just modern polished looks. I have listed my favourites below. Which ones have you visited?

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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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