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1875 The Pisco Sour and the Tom Collins and 1855 The Americano

February 25th, 2015

1875 The Pisco Sour and the Tom Collins Continuing my 800 years of the history of booze. I take a look at 1875 and 1855. The 19th Century was a great time for cocktails and it is hard to pick two[...]

Golden ales from Kits

Golden ales from Kits

February 20th, 2015

Golden Ales from kits It might not yet be summer, indeed as I write it's not even spring and yet and yet, I'm starting to think about what I want to drink during the summer months. I'm sure I am not[...]

Homemade buckfast and what were we drinking in 1895?

Homemade buckfast and what were we drinking in 1895?

February 6th, 2015

Homemade Buckfast and what we what we were drinking in 1895 I'll be continuing my countdown of 800 years of booze to coincide with 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta.  Thus far I've covered predictions for 2015 and [...]

What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915

What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915

February 6th, 2015

What were we drinking 1935 and 1915? Continuing the countdown to the magna carta was signed I'm looking at 800 years of boozing. So What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915? 1935 The Bellini When in 1931 Giuseppe Cipriani was given[...]

What were we drinking in 1975 and 1955

What were we drinking in 1975 and 1955

February 5th, 2015

As part of my countdown to 1215 and signing of the Magna Carta here is what we were drinking in 1975... What were we drinking in 1975? In the UK the rot has started to set in and Lager sales were taking[...]

What were we drinking in 1995

What were we drinking in 1995

February 1st, 2015

What were we drinking in 1995? The New York times reports that IPA sales are strong and Brooklyn Brewery release 2000 barrels of a new lemony East India Pale Ale. Mirco-brewing in the states continues to rise at a rate of[...]

Magna Carta of Booze – Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015

Magna Carta of Booze - Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015

January 30th, 2015

Magna Carta of Booze - Booze predictions for 2015 The Magna Carta was signed on the 19th June 1215, which is now just 20 weeks away. I've decided to go back in time in 20ish year (or there about) increments in[...]

Elderflower Liquor and The Elderflower Tom Collins

Elderflower Liquor and The Elderflower Tom Collins

January 30th, 2015

Elderflowers are generally in bloom when the warmer weather decides to stay. Their delicate scent drifting in the gentle spring morning breeze and lightly perfuming the air. I wonder if this is why we go so made for anything to[...]

How to open beer without an opener

How to open beer without an opener

January 9th, 2015

The smoking ban is suposed to have had a huge impact on the amount we drink. Perhaps it has but not for the reasons that many of us think. When you smoke you have a lighter on you at all[...]

What is the Nitrous Oxide/C02 infuser?

What is the Nitrous Oxide/C02 infuser?

December 21st, 2014

What is the Nitrous Oxide/CO2 infuser? Just a month ago I got a new bit of kit, a Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) infuser. It uses both Co2 and Nitrous Oxide canisters and it makes infusions in minutes rather than days or even [...]

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