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FOR FOOD AND DRINK LOVERS IN AND AROUND WINCHESTER

    30 January 2017

    Our New Home

    We have found a new home in Winchester

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    20 November 2016

    Where to Eat in Winchester

    We were asked how a foodie should spend a day in Winchester. It was a difficult task but finally here are our top recommendations.

    Read More

    12 November 2016

    Wine Festival Winchester 2016

    We'll be back at Wine Festival Winchester this year to soak up the ridiculously fun atmosphere and spread the word about Winchester Cocktail Week.

    Read More

    8 November 2016

    A Brief History of Craft Beer in the UK

    Hampshire blogger, Tom Hallett, sheds some light on the ever-growing craft beer movement in this guest post. Read on for his top five Hampshire craft beers.

    Read More

    3 November 2016

    Chococo-Late

    On Thursday 17 November, the countdown to Christmas starts in Winchester with the switching on of the city’s festive lights. Between 4pm and 8pm, hundreds of people will congregate in the Broadway, outside the majestic Guildhall...

    Read More

    24 October 2016

    Mrs Beeton

    Our Kitchen Cabinet evenings with Forte Kitchen are a great opportunity to celebrate what is in season. Try this autumnal gin and juice.

    Read More

    22 October 2016

    Creative Ambassadors

    We are honoured to be Creative Ambassadors for Winchester and are looking forward to championing all the great things happening with food and drink in the city.

    Read More

    19 June 2016

    The Martini

    The martini is one of the most famous and revered cocktails of all time. And rightly so. Perhaps due to its simplicity, it's a complicated drink to get right but once you find one...

    Read More

    9 June 2016

    Hampshire Food Festival 2016

    It’s always a privilege to be invited to a Hampshire Fare event so we were chuffed to be guests at the launch of the 16th annual Hampshire Food Festival in what is a landmark year...

    Read More

    1 June 2016

    The Alresford Collins

    A Local, Lavender Cocktail When award-winning floral designer, Jay Archer, approached us to collaborate on a unique event for British Flowers Week, we knew that we just had to include a drink using locally...

    Read More

    31 May 2016

    Hampshire Watercress

    The ‘gin clear’ waters of the chalk streams that lead into the River Itchen, the River Test and others, bring nutrients and give life to a rich variety of plants and animals such as ‘Nasturtium officinale’,...

    Read More

    2 May 2016

    Our Winchester Top 5

    Once home to King Alfred, Winchester offers an irresistible mix of food, festivals and feelgood factor – The Sunday Times When the Sunday Times announced that Winchester is the best place to live in the...

    Read More

    15 December 2015

    The Winchester Cup 2016

    To kick-start the week’s activities, on Monday 1 February 2016, we shall be hosting a regional bartending competition, open to bars based within a 55-mile radius of the Winchester Cocktail Week Hub. This trade-only event...

    Read More

    9 December 2015

    Hotel du Vin

    I remember my mum being invited to Hotel du Vin Winchester for a special meal by her boss almost twenty years ago. I can recall hearing about the amazing dining experience she had and about the world of ‘wine’...

    Read More

    11 November 2015

    English Wine – Danebury Vineyards

    Stepping into an English Vineyard always gives us a little thrill; it’s almost as if you are entering a place that shouldn’t really exist and might just disappear with a pop of a cork. English wine...

    Read More

    25 October 2015

    Dorset Dry Gin

    Back in January 2015, in what seems like a lifetime ago, I took myself along to a Local Producers’ Show, organised by Business South at the Grand Harbour hotel in Southampton. There were of course a...

    Read More

    20 September 2015

    Chefs’ Forum at Nyetimber

    Every now and again we get a message from someone who, thinking that we are a bar or a restaurant, tells us that they’re going to come and visit or that they’d like us to visit...

    Read More

    17 August 2015

    Discovering Raw Milk

    A short drive on a Sunday afternoon into the countryside just outside of Whitchurch, Hampshire, brought us to Peak House Farm; a small 120 year old farmhouse surrounded by rolling fields. This was our...

    Read More

    2 August 2015

    Dry for July

    It may come as a surprise to you that, for the month of July, one of us gave up alcohol. Before I elaborate, let’s just clarify that this post is not about the alleged health...

    Read More

    26 July 2015

    Hampshire Wasabi

    When someone mentions wasabi to you, what do you think of? If you’re like us, your experience of wasabi over the years may have been limited to the sachets of pallid, granular paste found...

    Read More

    12 July 2015

    Chalk Stream Trout

    Since starting our blog, we’ve never claimed to be experts in what we write about so it is with no shame whatsoever that we hold our hands up and say that when it comes...

    Read More

    3 July 2015

    Hat Fair 2015

    Every year, for one weekend, the ancient city of Winchester is thrown into a whirlpool of absurdity as the Hat Fair descends upon us. Contrary to what you might think, the Hat Fair is...

    Read More

    24 June 2015

    Hampshire Food Festival 1 July – 2 August 2015

    “Food and fun and eating and enjoyment go hand in hand and the Hampshire Food Festival is an eye-opening opportunity to discover and feast on Hampshire’s finest!” – Angela Hartnett We were very grateful to...

    Read More

    19 June 2015

    Summer Solstice

    19 June 2015 sees the start of the Secret Solstice festival, which is held in Reykjavik over the summer solstice weekend. Now in its second year, Secret Solstice is the only music festival where...

    Read More

    16 June 2015

    WINCH 75

    We wanted to come up with something special to welcome our guests to Ginchester on World Gin Day and so naturally we chose to create something with a bit of fizz. As with many great British...

    Read More

    7 June 2015

    World Gin Day

    It’s World Gin Day on Saturday 13th June. Yes, you read that correctly. A whole day dedicated to gin. Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? The celebration was founded in 2009 by Neil Houston as a...

    Read More

    3 June 2015

    Negroni Sbagliato

      At New Year, we were considering what fizzy cocktails to start the evening with and settled on the Negroni Sbagliato. It’s so easy to make… but perhaps not as easy to imbibe. Which...

    Read More

    28 May 2015

    Prosecco

    If you’ve been following our blog from the start, you’ll know that, like many people, we are partial to a bit of bubbly. In one of our first posts we explained how the current...

    Read More

    21 May 2015

    Our Cabinet

    Inspired by our many visits to London, the enigmatic Cabinet War Rooms and the romantic idea of Gentlemen’s Clubs, we decided that we wanted to establish our very own ‘Cabinet’ here in Hampshire. Being...

    Read More

    20 May 2015

    The Terrifying Wine List

    The world of wine is a vast and complex place, which makes it quite difficult to navigate at times. At worst, choosing wine can be quite an intimidating thing to do, especially when you...

    Read More

    16 May 2015

    The Negroni

    We just love a Negroni. We just love a Negroni. Yes, we had to say it again because we just love a Negroni! We once happened across an article somewhere which made the assertion...

    Read More

    10 May 2015

    Real Bread

    Sliced, torn, toasted or just with butter, you can’t beat the satisfying feeling of tucking into a good piece of bread. Sadly, we Brits seem to have lost our connection with ‘real’ bread and,...

    Read More

    6 May 2015

    The London Coffee Festival 2015

      Have you ever experienced that sensation of arriving in a far flung holiday destination and setting foot off the aeroplane to be hit by the heat? It’s not a feeling too dissimilar to...

    Read More

    28 April 2015

    Artisan Coffee

    As with most people, perhaps you too, our experience of coffee has been somewhat of a journey over the years. We grew up with freeze-dried instant coffee granules and when people were really going to...

    Read More

    23 April 2015

    The Laverstoke

    Sam Carter, Senior Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, shared with us this special cocktail, which he created to celebrate the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in 2014. He describes it as a “bright, fresh, well...

    Read More

    21 April 2015

    Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    We’re extremely lucky in Hampshire to be surrounded by gorgeous countryside with interesting places to visit. Just imagine our excitement when, in the autumn of 2014, we learnt (from Twitter!) that Bombay Sapphire was opening...

    Read More

    16 April 2015

    Pisco Sour

    Living in Hampshire, we’re surrounded by wonderful artisan food and drink suppliers but we don’t always get to sample the emerging trends in London. When the capital was awash with pisco sours, we watched on...

    Read More

    12 April 2015

    Craft Cocktails

    It is commonly recognised that 21st Century tastes are changing and that in a world powered by mass-production, people are increasingly putting more value on ‘buying local’ and supporting those producers who hand craft...

    Read More

    5 April 2015

    Afternoon Tea

      As Great Britons, we have a genetic predisposition for indulging in tea and cake. Tea is in our veins. It’s one of the pillars of this great nation. It may even be a...

    Read More

    3 April 2015

    Gin and the Upper Class in the 18th Century

    We’re absolutely delighted to bring you this guest post by author Paul Himmelein all the way from New York City.  Paul is a fount of knowledge when it comes to the 18th Century and he...

    Read More

    2 April 2015

    Dark ‘n’ Stormy

      The other evening we fancied a bit of old school alternative comedy so, in the spirit of ‘loving local’ we decided to stick on Comic Strip Presents Five Go Mad in Dorset from 1982.  All...

    Read More

    29 March 2015

    hannah’s

      Earlier we had a real treat in store for us as we unwrapped a box of delectable delicacies from hannah’s, the newest addition to Winchester’s list of bed and breakfast establishments. But this is no run...

    Read More

    26 March 2015

    French Martini

      It’s no secret that we love a dry martini but sometimes it’s nice to have something a bit fruity that isn’t a Cosmopolitan.  Now we know that these kinds of drinks often get...

    Read More

    22 March 2015

    Nyetimber

    “We have made a commitment to our customers and this country to produce the best we can. We just don’t want to compromise.”   Nyetimber While we had come across English wines in the...

    Read More

    19 March 2015

    French 75

      It’s not often that we have leftover Champagne in the fridge but when we do it’s the perfect excuse for a Champagne cocktail. On any night of the week.  Created in 1915 in...

    Read More

    15 March 2015

    58 GIN

      58 Gin Single Shot, Traditionally Distilled, 43% ABV, RRP £35 www.58gin.com   @58gin   mark@58gin.com Hackney, London We’d been following ’58 Gin’ for a while on Twitter and took great pleasure in seeing...

    Read More

    12 March 2015

    Lycheeni

    “All life looks up with a lycheeni” – Nigella Lawson When Nigella Christmas came out in 2008, it changed our Christmases forevermore. In particular, the opening section on cocktails brought some firm favourites to...

    Read More

    8 March 2015

    Purl London

    On a recent trip to London, we arranged to meet up with a dear friend who works on the Bakerloo line so we figured it was a perfect opportunity to finally visit Marylebone cocktail bar, Purl...

    Read More

    5 March 2015

    Martinez

    Continuing our exploration into the world of gin, we’ve been perusing classic gin-based cocktails this week. One dating back to the 1880’s is the Martinez; a smooth and refreshing drink, packed full of herbal aromatics. Usually made...

    Read More

    28 February 2015

    Gin Journey

    Over the last year, we have set about trying to get to know gin better.  The spirit received only fleeting coverage in the WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits course one of us did...

    Read More

    26 February 2015

    Ginger Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitans sometimes get a bit of a bad press but after we tasted this version on board the Queen Mary 2 on our way to New York, it quickly became one of our early...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    Positive Drinking Margarita

    The Positive Drinking Margarita relies on quality ingredients rather than sugar to make it so blooming good.  We love it because it packs a tremendous punch of lime! It’s clean, fresh and makes you feel...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    National Margarita Day

    National Margarita Day is 22nd February.  And while our American cousins get set to celebrate this zesty tequila cocktail, we see no reason why the great people of Britain shouldn’t get involved too. Our...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    Sunday Roast

      It’s fair to say that the opening of the River Cottage Canteen in Winchester was one of the most anticipated events for Wintonian food-lovers during the summer of 2014. The dormant 18th Century...

    Read More

    15 February 2015

    Back to Basics

    Our first experiences of cocktails in the mid-1990’s (both in front of and behind the bar) are a world apart from the cocktails we enjoy today.  We can’t remember when our tastes changed exactly...

    Read More

    13 February 2015

    Duck and Waffle

    One of the things I like most about Valentine’s Day in our house is that there isn’t a need to do anything amazingly ostentatious, expensive and pink and fluffy. As you may have gleaned by now,...

    Read More

    8 February 2015

    The Theory of Fizz

    This evening, the BAFTA Film Awards led us to think about what might be an appropriate drink for watching such events (and by this we mean, of course, from the comfort of our sofa). Now if you,...

    Read More

    1 February 2015

    Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

    Fremde, étranger, stranger. Thank you for checking out our first blog post! Since we first dipped our toes into social media in March 2014, we’ve been totally bowled over by all the people we’ve...

    Read More

    30 January 2017

    Our New Home

    We have found a new home in Winchester

    Read More

    20 November 2016

    Where to Eat in Winchester

    We were asked how a foodie should spend a day in Winchester. It was a difficult task but finally here are our top recommendations.

    Read More

    12 November 2016

    Wine Festival Winchester 2016

    We'll be back at Wine Festival Winchester this year to soak up the ridiculously fun atmosphere and spread the word about Winchester Cocktail Week.

    Read More

    8 November 2016

    A Brief History of Craft Beer in the UK

    Hampshire blogger, Tom Hallett, sheds some light on the ever-growing craft beer movement in this guest post. Read on for his top five Hampshire craft beers.

    Read More

    3 November 2016

    Chococo-Late

    On Thursday 17 November, the countdown to Christmas starts in Winchester with the switching on of the city’s festive lights. Between 4pm and 8pm, hundreds of people will congregate in the Broadway, outside the majestic Guildhall...

    Read More

    24 October 2016

    Mrs Beeton

    Our Kitchen Cabinet evenings with Forte Kitchen are a great opportunity to celebrate what is in season. Try this autumnal gin and juice.

    Read More

    22 October 2016

    Creative Ambassadors

    We are honoured to be Creative Ambassadors for Winchester and are looking forward to championing all the great things happening with food and drink in the city.

    Read More

    19 June 2016

    The Martini

    The martini is one of the most famous and revered cocktails of all time. And rightly so. Perhaps due to its simplicity, it's a complicated drink to get right but once you find one...

    Read More

    9 June 2016

    Hampshire Food Festival 2016

    It’s always a privilege to be invited to a Hampshire Fare event so we were chuffed to be guests at the launch of the 16th annual Hampshire Food Festival in what is a landmark year...

    Read More

    1 June 2016

    The Alresford Collins

    A Local, Lavender Cocktail When award-winning floral designer, Jay Archer, approached us to collaborate on a unique event for British Flowers Week, we knew that we just had to include a drink using locally...

    Read More

    31 May 2016

    Hampshire Watercress

    The ‘gin clear’ waters of the chalk streams that lead into the River Itchen, the River Test and others, bring nutrients and give life to a rich variety of plants and animals such as ‘Nasturtium officinale’,...

    Read More

    2 May 2016

    Our Winchester Top 5

    Once home to King Alfred, Winchester offers an irresistible mix of food, festivals and feelgood factor – The Sunday Times When the Sunday Times announced that Winchester is the best place to live in the...

    Read More

    15 December 2015

    The Winchester Cup 2016

    To kick-start the week’s activities, on Monday 1 February 2016, we shall be hosting a regional bartending competition, open to bars based within a 55-mile radius of the Winchester Cocktail Week Hub. This trade-only event...

    Read More

    9 December 2015

    Hotel du Vin

    I remember my mum being invited to Hotel du Vin Winchester for a special meal by her boss almost twenty years ago. I can recall hearing about the amazing dining experience she had and about the world of ‘wine’...

    Read More

    11 November 2015

    English Wine – Danebury Vineyards

    Stepping into an English Vineyard always gives us a little thrill; it’s almost as if you are entering a place that shouldn’t really exist and might just disappear with a pop of a cork. English wine...

    Read More

    25 October 2015

    Dorset Dry Gin

    Back in January 2015, in what seems like a lifetime ago, I took myself along to a Local Producers’ Show, organised by Business South at the Grand Harbour hotel in Southampton. There were of course a...

    Read More

    20 September 2015

    Chefs’ Forum at Nyetimber

    Every now and again we get a message from someone who, thinking that we are a bar or a restaurant, tells us that they’re going to come and visit or that they’d like us to visit...

    Read More

    17 August 2015

    Discovering Raw Milk

    A short drive on a Sunday afternoon into the countryside just outside of Whitchurch, Hampshire, brought us to Peak House Farm; a small 120 year old farmhouse surrounded by rolling fields. This was our...

    Read More

    2 August 2015

    Dry for July

    It may come as a surprise to you that, for the month of July, one of us gave up alcohol. Before I elaborate, let’s just clarify that this post is not about the alleged health...

    Read More

    26 July 2015

    Hampshire Wasabi

    When someone mentions wasabi to you, what do you think of? If you’re like us, your experience of wasabi over the years may have been limited to the sachets of pallid, granular paste found...

    Read More

    12 July 2015

    Chalk Stream Trout

    Since starting our blog, we’ve never claimed to be experts in what we write about so it is with no shame whatsoever that we hold our hands up and say that when it comes...

    Read More

    3 July 2015

    Hat Fair 2015

    Every year, for one weekend, the ancient city of Winchester is thrown into a whirlpool of absurdity as the Hat Fair descends upon us. Contrary to what you might think, the Hat Fair is...

    Read More

    24 June 2015

    Hampshire Food Festival 1 July – 2 August 2015

    “Food and fun and eating and enjoyment go hand in hand and the Hampshire Food Festival is an eye-opening opportunity to discover and feast on Hampshire’s finest!” – Angela Hartnett We were very grateful to...

    Read More

    19 June 2015

    Summer Solstice

    19 June 2015 sees the start of the Secret Solstice festival, which is held in Reykjavik over the summer solstice weekend. Now in its second year, Secret Solstice is the only music festival where...

    Read More

    16 June 2015

    WINCH 75

    We wanted to come up with something special to welcome our guests to Ginchester on World Gin Day and so naturally we chose to create something with a bit of fizz. As with many great British...

    Read More

    7 June 2015

    World Gin Day

    It’s World Gin Day on Saturday 13th June. Yes, you read that correctly. A whole day dedicated to gin. Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? The celebration was founded in 2009 by Neil Houston as a...

    Read More

    3 June 2015

    Negroni Sbagliato

      At New Year, we were considering what fizzy cocktails to start the evening with and settled on the Negroni Sbagliato. It’s so easy to make… but perhaps not as easy to imbibe. Which...

    Read More

    28 May 2015

    Prosecco

    If you’ve been following our blog from the start, you’ll know that, like many people, we are partial to a bit of bubbly. In one of our first posts we explained how the current...

    Read More

    21 May 2015

    Our Cabinet

    Inspired by our many visits to London, the enigmatic Cabinet War Rooms and the romantic idea of Gentlemen’s Clubs, we decided that we wanted to establish our very own ‘Cabinet’ here in Hampshire. Being...

    Read More

    20 May 2015

    The Terrifying Wine List

    The world of wine is a vast and complex place, which makes it quite difficult to navigate at times. At worst, choosing wine can be quite an intimidating thing to do, especially when you...

    Read More

    16 May 2015

    The Negroni

    We just love a Negroni. We just love a Negroni. Yes, we had to say it again because we just love a Negroni! We once happened across an article somewhere which made the assertion...

    Read More

    10 May 2015

    Real Bread

    Sliced, torn, toasted or just with butter, you can’t beat the satisfying feeling of tucking into a good piece of bread. Sadly, we Brits seem to have lost our connection with ‘real’ bread and,...

    Read More

    6 May 2015

    The London Coffee Festival 2015

      Have you ever experienced that sensation of arriving in a far flung holiday destination and setting foot off the aeroplane to be hit by the heat? It’s not a feeling too dissimilar to...

    Read More

    28 April 2015

    Artisan Coffee

    As with most people, perhaps you too, our experience of coffee has been somewhat of a journey over the years. We grew up with freeze-dried instant coffee granules and when people were really going to...

    Read More

    23 April 2015

    The Laverstoke

    Sam Carter, Senior Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, shared with us this special cocktail, which he created to celebrate the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in 2014. He describes it as a “bright, fresh, well...

    Read More

    21 April 2015

    Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    We’re extremely lucky in Hampshire to be surrounded by gorgeous countryside with interesting places to visit. Just imagine our excitement when, in the autumn of 2014, we learnt (from Twitter!) that Bombay Sapphire was opening...

    Read More

    16 April 2015

    Pisco Sour

    Living in Hampshire, we’re surrounded by wonderful artisan food and drink suppliers but we don’t always get to sample the emerging trends in London. When the capital was awash with pisco sours, we watched on...

    Read More

    12 April 2015

    Craft Cocktails

    It is commonly recognised that 21st Century tastes are changing and that in a world powered by mass-production, people are increasingly putting more value on ‘buying local’ and supporting those producers who hand craft...

    Read More

    5 April 2015

    Afternoon Tea

      As Great Britons, we have a genetic predisposition for indulging in tea and cake. Tea is in our veins. It’s one of the pillars of this great nation. It may even be a...

    Read More

    3 April 2015

    Gin and the Upper Class in the 18th Century

    We’re absolutely delighted to bring you this guest post by author Paul Himmelein all the way from New York City.  Paul is a fount of knowledge when it comes to the 18th Century and he...

    Read More

    2 April 2015

    Dark ‘n’ Stormy

      The other evening we fancied a bit of old school alternative comedy so, in the spirit of ‘loving local’ we decided to stick on Comic Strip Presents Five Go Mad in Dorset from 1982.  All...

    Read More

    29 March 2015

    hannah’s

      Earlier we had a real treat in store for us as we unwrapped a box of delectable delicacies from hannah’s, the newest addition to Winchester’s list of bed and breakfast establishments. But this is no run...

    Read More

    26 March 2015

    French Martini

      It’s no secret that we love a dry martini but sometimes it’s nice to have something a bit fruity that isn’t a Cosmopolitan.  Now we know that these kinds of drinks often get...

    Read More

    22 March 2015

    Nyetimber

    “We have made a commitment to our customers and this country to produce the best we can. We just don’t want to compromise.”   Nyetimber While we had come across English wines in the...

    Read More

    19 March 2015

    French 75

      It’s not often that we have leftover Champagne in the fridge but when we do it’s the perfect excuse for a Champagne cocktail. On any night of the week.  Created in 1915 in...

    Read More

    15 March 2015

    58 GIN

      58 Gin Single Shot, Traditionally Distilled, 43% ABV, RRP £35 www.58gin.com   @58gin   mark@58gin.com Hackney, London We’d been following ’58 Gin’ for a while on Twitter and took great pleasure in seeing...

    Read More

    12 March 2015

    Lycheeni

    “All life looks up with a lycheeni” – Nigella Lawson When Nigella Christmas came out in 2008, it changed our Christmases forevermore. In particular, the opening section on cocktails brought some firm favourites to...

    Read More

    8 March 2015

    Purl London

    On a recent trip to London, we arranged to meet up with a dear friend who works on the Bakerloo line so we figured it was a perfect opportunity to finally visit Marylebone cocktail bar, Purl...

    Read More

    5 March 2015

    Martinez

    Continuing our exploration into the world of gin, we’ve been perusing classic gin-based cocktails this week. One dating back to the 1880’s is the Martinez; a smooth and refreshing drink, packed full of herbal aromatics. Usually made...

    Read More

    28 February 2015

    Gin Journey

    Over the last year, we have set about trying to get to know gin better.  The spirit received only fleeting coverage in the WSET Level 2 Wines & Spirits course one of us did...

    Read More

    26 February 2015

    Ginger Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitans sometimes get a bit of a bad press but after we tasted this version on board the Queen Mary 2 on our way to New York, it quickly became one of our early...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    Positive Drinking Margarita

    The Positive Drinking Margarita relies on quality ingredients rather than sugar to make it so blooming good.  We love it because it packs a tremendous punch of lime! It’s clean, fresh and makes you feel...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    National Margarita Day

    National Margarita Day is 22nd February.  And while our American cousins get set to celebrate this zesty tequila cocktail, we see no reason why the great people of Britain shouldn’t get involved too. Our...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    Sunday Roast

      It’s fair to say that the opening of the River Cottage Canteen in Winchester was one of the most anticipated events for Wintonian food-lovers during the summer of 2014. The dormant 18th Century...

    Read More

    15 February 2015

    Back to Basics

    Our first experiences of cocktails in the mid-1990’s (both in front of and behind the bar) are a world apart from the cocktails we enjoy today.  We can’t remember when our tastes changed exactly...

    Read More

    13 February 2015

    Duck and Waffle

    One of the things I like most about Valentine’s Day in our house is that there isn’t a need to do anything amazingly ostentatious, expensive and pink and fluffy. As you may have gleaned by now,...

    Read More

    8 February 2015

    The Theory of Fizz

    This evening, the BAFTA Film Awards led us to think about what might be an appropriate drink for watching such events (and by this we mean, of course, from the comfort of our sofa). Now if you,...

    Read More

    1 February 2015

    Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

    Fremde, étranger, stranger. Thank you for checking out our first blog post! Since we first dipped our toes into social media in March 2014, we’ve been totally bowled over by all the people we’ve...

    Read More