Scientific Experiment

Laithwaites food and wine pairing

I don’t need an excuse to take up British food and wine challenge!

I can spot a food and wine Scientific Experiment a mile off. When online wine merchant Laithwaites told me they were bigging up Britain’s regional dishes with food and wine pairings it didn’t take me long to get out the pans and start cooking. This is how I got on. Château Le Coin Sauvignon Gris 2015 Sauvignon gris …

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Fruit flavoured ciders review

A review of fruit flavoured ciders. This really divides opinions

FRUIT flavoured ciders. Well. I haven’t known such divided public opinion since Deirdre decided to stay with Ken and abandon her lover Mike Baldwin. For weeks my eyes have been drawn towards fruit flavoured ciders in shops. “No!” said the good fairy on my right shoulder. “Yes!” said the cheeky little devil sitting on my …

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Gin, cucumber and elderflower are a perfect mix

MANY moons ago,  before Facebook and  text messaging, I used to talk to people face to face,  generally in pubs. When I was a young-ish  pup my brother introduced  me to gin with slices of  cucumber in his  village  local.  Most gin lovers there  drank gin that way, so  much so that the bar staff  kept cucumber on a plate  next …

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