*If you are French or from the USA you may find this next part a bit offensive...*
Consider this your basic introduction to the 'trendiest' spirit around. We've put together a little fact sheet to take you through the basic history of gin, how it's made and why it seems to have been re-born.
Our winemaker strolls into the tasting bar with a cup of coffee, takes a look around, exchanges a few pleasantries, makes empty promises to come to the trivia nights that I sometimes host, then wanders off. What a life eh!
With categories such as Food Sharing, Front of House, Chefs, Alcohol, Street Food, Meat and even this year's brilliantly named Charles Tanqueray Inginuity Award; pretty much every nook and cranny of the industry is covered.
I have worked in numerous busy restaurants and bars over a period of about twelve years and I can honestly say that this has been the busiest place I have ever had the pleasure of plying my trade at.
Lily's five tips on how to build on your wine knowledge in everyday life. And a great way of justifying your drinking habit.
To get a good pairing, it's all about understanding taste profiles and learning which profiles go together.
The grape is a cross between the far more popular Pinot noir and Cinsaut, so you may wonder why we've chosen to review a wine made from their unloved child...
The subject of vintage seems to be one of the least accessible for people who are new to wine, and even those who've begun to develop their interest, so we thought it was time we gave you our simple guide to vintages, exceptional years and difficult years.
Nature is everything when it comes to wine production, as we wouldn't be anywhere without it. However, sometimes it feels as though the elements are doing their best to fuck you over.