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LGBTQ+ Drinks for the Qatar World Cup

We’re in a Qatar- shaped quandary. On the one hand, we really do like watching World Cup football. Preferably we

15th November 2022
SOULSHAKERS’ VOODOO PUNCH, AKA ‘THE GLASTONBURY ZOMBIE’

SOULSHAKERS’ VOODOO PUNCH, AKA ‘THE GLASTONBURY ZOMBIE’ On the 19th of September, a handful of crusty musos descended on Glastonbury

16th September 2022
Raise a glass to the Queen

Amongst the Queen’s many qualities, was her love of a discerning drink, which is no great surprise, since the Royals

15th September 2022
Pliny The Elder

Gaius Plinius Secundus, AKA Pliny The Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist and Greek philosopher. He was also quite a

24th August 2022
Fancy Tequila

Any reputable imbiber should understand tequila is a discerning distillate. The one-time rouble rouser of the cabinet is now a

19th July 2022
World Cocktail Day

While a topic of mass debate among hooch historians, many reckon the word ‘cock-tail’ was first defined on May 13th

9th May 2022
Chocs and Spirits

The Mesoamerican Mayans exchanged it as currency; botany boffin Carl Linnaeus christened it ‘food of the Gods’; and fictional fatso Augustus

13th April 2022
Drink Beer & Help Ukraine

Listen up. This is important – particularly if you are a bar owner, bartender, publican, landlords, restaurateur etc…Basically, anyone with

25th March 2022
Armand Debelder RIP

“God is good” was the name given to the fermentation process during the Dark Ages. Back then, when possession of

7th March 2022
Blends and Victor Hugo

While French novelist Victor Hugo created classics Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, interestingly he was not responsible for

18th February 2022
Irish Whiskey

In the fifth century, Ireland suffered from a reptile dysfunction – it happens to the best of us. Pesky pagan

10th February 2022
Drinking Culture: Cognac & Busta Rhymes

The French region of Cognac isn’t somewhere you’d necessarily associate with gangster rap. Some of the local grape growers may

7th February 2022
A Thinking Drinker’s Guide To The Six Nations

Let’s face it, rugby can be a bit confusing. No-one really understands the rules. For huge swathes of an 80-minute

7th February 2022
Valentine’s Day

  Every year, Valentine’s Day rears its daft cherubic mug and whatever your relationship status, you’ll wish it hadn’t. A

7th February 2022
American Beers To Drink During Superbowl LVI

In the early 1980s, televised sport certainly wasn’t the 24/7 visual smorgasbord that it is today. There was some half

4th February 2022
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