Month: March 2019

gin and tonic gin reviews

Gin reviews: Here’s eight gins to pour with a clunk of ice (but not all at once)

I thoroughly enjoy the chemistry between a gin and a tonic and I bet you do too. Here’s some gins that get a tick from me. Memories of baking and pies Mrs Cuthbert’s Parma Violet Cupcake (RRP £13.99, for 50cl, Amazon) is one of a new range of baking-themed gin liqueurs. They were inspired by …

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Cherie Spriggs, Head Winemaker of Nyetimber in the Nyetimber vineyard - International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: I speak to Nyetimber’s winemaker Cherie Spriggs

Nyetimber’s head winemaker Cherie Spriggs, won the 2018 International Wine Challenge Sparkling Winemaker of the Year. Now that’s a big thing. It’s the first time the award has gone outside the Champagne region. Here I am bigging up Cherie not just because of the award’s kudos, but because on March 8th 2019 International Women’s Day …

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Fairtrade wine: Make a difference to people’s lives in Fairtrade Fortnight

Every year I give a nod to Fairtrade Fortnight wine and here I am again, nodding. In these next few days, thousands of people in the UK are recognising the efforts of farmers who live in some of the poorest countries in the world. The sale of Fairtrade wine directly helps workers on wine grape …

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