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“The Thinking Drinkers Almanac” – Jancis Robinson Review

When Paul O’Doherty reviewed Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham’s book Thinking Drinkers: The enlightened imbiber’s guide to alcohol, he began with, ‘With

18th December 2021
Whisky Wanderers: Lewis & Clark’s Alcohol Adventures

The term ‘buried the hatchet,’ originates from a diplomacy ritual between opposing Native American tribal leaders who would bury their

17th November 2021
TV Winners: What To Drink With Winter Box-Sets

If you’re bracing for a bleak winter by lining up a box-set binge, then at least there’s a glut of

17th November 2021
Three To Try: Sours

If you want to be taken seriously as a craft beer connoisseur whilst also gaining the upper hand on your

16th November 2021
Drinking Culture: Bosoms, Bums & Bollekes

Peter Paul Rubens was a seriously big deal Baroque painter famed for his buxom nudes and expansive strokes. Just like

16th November 2021
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

A lot has been written about Elijah Craig, the liquor-making legend behind this eponymous small-batch bourbon….but not all of it

5th November 2021
Mizuwari In Action

In early 1945, with Japan facing certain defeat in the Second World War, Emperor Hirohito dispatched troops to the small

5th November 2021
Drinking Culture: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

“For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication”.  Friedrich

18th October 2021
Three of a Kind: British Lagers

      Oktoberfest As it’s October, we thought we’d talk about Oktoberfest. Yes, we know that Oktoberfest actually starts

18th October 2021
007 pulls his chain and gets covered in his own 002s. (joke copyright Alex Lowe).
Bond & Bristol

Assuming you’re not a mole and you live in a hole, you’ll have noticed that Bond is back on the

18th October 2021
Drink & Comedy: No Laughing Matter?

This article begins with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Pretentious? Nous? Look, we’re writing this. Not you. So here goes.

26th June 2020
National Martini Day

      It’s National Martini Day. And it’s a Friday. Which means it’s time for a Martini. Or maybe

19th June 2020
Thinking Drinkers A-Z of Beer Knowledge – Beer Day Britain

It’s Beer Day Britain – the UK’s annual national beer day. We’ve put together a list of beer-related did-you-knows to

15th June 2020
Beers for a BBQ
Beers for a BBQ

Neolithic Man had none of the mod cons. No television, no central heating, no microwaves. Not even Google Chrome Incognito

24th April 2020
International Women’s Day

History’s earliest brewers were all women and without women, there’d be no beer. Originally, brewing was the exclusive preserve of

6th March 2020
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