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Homestart Bristol – The Charity I support and Why

When I became a father I felt very privileged, not just because my son seemed so perfect nor because he had two of everything he should have two of. It was because I found myself in the enviable position of … Continue reading

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Wild Festival cocktails

As I write midsummer has just passed and that means one thing, we are right in the middle of festival season, wild festival cocktail season! Dolly might have wowed the crowds at Glastonbury and for some that signals the end … Continue reading

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Pub Facts – Half truths from the pub

What are Pub facts? Over the course of writing Brewing Britain and throughout my drinking career I have heard many a tall tale, always told most earnestly and always told at least two or three pints into the evening. I’ve … Continue reading

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Wild booze walks – Back by popular demand

I called my last two wild booze walks exclusive as I planned to only do two of them. But everyone who attended really enjoyed them and they sold out within 2 days, who’d have thought! Since then I’ve been inundated with … Continue reading

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Turin Day three

Turin Day three We two are now three and we have so far managed to just about re-film what we have shot yesterday in the rain, meaning that much of yesterday was a write off. Such is the nature of … Continue reading

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Growing your own hops – part two

Growing your own Hops part two Pests and diseases an extract from Brewing Britain – Aphids can be a problem. To combat them I pick as many ladybird larvae (young ladybirds) as I could from a nearby lime (Tilia) tree … Continue reading

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Turin day one

Over Easter week I produced (and starred in) a documentary about Vermouth. It is in the editing stage but here is the start to the four diary accounts I kept during that time. There is a feel to mainland Europe, … Continue reading

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Booze walks – Part of the Bristol Walking Festival

Booze walks This year, and for a limited time only, I’ll be running two exclusive Booze walks. They are 2 hour long strolls, around the stunning backdrop of Brunel’s masterpiece suspension bridge and through the worlds first heritage site Avon … Continue reading

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Venison in London Porter, Elderberry and Juniper Sauce

Venison Steak in a London Porter, Elderberry and Juniper sauce You could say that me and Juniper berries have previous. That is to say, when I collaborated on a Scottish Ale with Shane from Beerd (Bath Ales craft arm), we … Continue reading

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A-Z of beer part one A to F

A-Z of Beer and Brewing in Britain Having now published Brewing Britain- The Quest for the Perfect Pint I seem to have a load of words left over, therefore I thought I’d blog them as this A-Z of beer. So … Continue reading

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