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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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How to write a letter and other downtime videos

The art of letter writing is not dead as American writer Sam Swa(m)pwater will demonstrate in a place that looks remarkably like my kitchen. Keep watching for a nugget of information right till the end. This site seems to already … Continue reading

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Hangover tea – part 12 in 12 drinks for Christmas

Hangovers and hangover cures All three of my books contain homebrew recipes as does a large propotion of this blog. It would seem only fair that I at least acknowledge that I might be at least partly responsible for many … Continue reading

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Posset old fashioned Egg nog – part 10 and 11 in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Posset Possets have been entrenched in British culture for around 1000 years and were well known right up until the end of the 19th Century. Richard Cook in his 1827 book, Oxford Night Caps ,wrote of many different Possets calling … Continue reading

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Homemade Vermouth – 12 drinks for Christmas part 7

Time can certainly do wonders to some wines but for others there really is no hope. Well, that’s what I thought until I started messing around making Vermouth. As long as bottle of wine isn’t too technically imperfect then it … Continue reading

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Quick and easy African Ginger beer part five in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Quick and Easy African Ginger Beer Various ginger drinks are popular not just in the Congo but throughout West and Central African. These non-alcoholic ginger drinks differs from traditional ginger beer as they are not fermented. Where ginger beer is … Continue reading

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Lumumba Cocktail – drink four in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Lumumba Cocktail One of the alcoholic drinks of choice in the Congo is Lumumba cocktail which is made with Brandy or Cognac and chocolate milk and its drunk hot or cold and it is favoured by some for the milk … Continue reading

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Fruit juice wine

Part three in the 12 drinks for Christmas. Part one was T’ej an Ethiopian beer and part two was Bastard Chilli vodka. The aim is to have drinks that will be ready in time for Christmas. This basic fruit juice … Continue reading

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