Drinks Archive

Coldpress’ ‘Pumpkin Power’ juice set for Halloween parties

Now available nationally, Coldpress’ ‘Pumpkin Power’ juice is perfect for adults and kids alike at Halloween parties! Delicious pumpkin puree is blended with apple juice, carrot puree, apple puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Then it’s complemented with a dash of ginger puree and cinnamon for a warming bite! Available in both 250ml and 500ml

Glenwyvis Community Share Offer To Build Community-Owned Distillery

GlenWyvis Distillery Community Benefit Society based in the historic Highland town of Dingwall is realising its long held ambition to create Scotland’s very first community-owned craft whisky distillery. Exactly 270 years on from the Battle of Culloden, GlenWyvis has launched its Community Share Offer to raise over £1.5m of investment that will help to put whisky

Moët Academy’s London Art Of Champagne Virtual Reality Tour

Moët & Chandon is once again bringing the magic of Champagne to the heart of London. Taking place at the Condé Nast College in Soho this year, the Moët Academy will take guests through a virtual reality tour of the iconic vineyards and guide them through an immersive experience from grape to glass. Ever wondered

SPONSORED RECIPE – Try Some Tanqueray Gin Cocktails, Inspired by London’s Soho

Tanqueray London Dry Gin is working with the Save Soho community to help to ensure that this unique and renowned part of London continues to thrive as one of Capital’s nightlife and entertainment centres. In line with Soho’s spirit, Tim Homewood, Tanqueray brand ambassador and mixologist, has created three new gin cocktails which he has dedicated

Recipe: Wood Pigeon with Brockmans Gin Winter Salad

The current passion for gin has inspired not only cocktail recipes but foods too. Contemporary English gins such as Brockmans are so complex and interesting that, like good wines, they lend themselves to recipe inspiration. Leading London chef, Duncan Impey, head chef at private members’ club, One Alfred Place, was inspired by the complex botanicals

The Famous Grouse Experience wins Best Visitor Experience Award

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff has picked up the Best Visitor Experience Award at the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) awards, held last night at Crieff Hydro. A busy time for the distillery, last week saw 152 locals and whisky enthusiasts alike gather to celebrate 240 years of distilling whisky

Exotic Tipples launches new concept drinking experience

UK company Exotic Tipples launches with a new concept of drinking experience in the UK. Each month, a unique selection of handpicked spirit and cocktail tipples from a specific country are delivered free to the door of tipple and travel-loving subscribers. Arriving in a stylish presentation box, the ready-bottled drinks aim to transport subscribers to

The Social Whisky Distillery opened by people of Isle of Harris

The Isle of Harris Distillery opened its doors – the culmination of a seven-year drive to establish the Hebridean island’s first commercial whisky distillery. The Social Distillery, as it has become known, will bring a hugely important economic boost to the island ultimately providing 20 vital jobs in an area where long-term employment is difficult

Ovvio Still in Time for Summer as Artisan Cold Brew Tea Hits UK Shelves

Summer just got more refreshing with the launch of a new cold brew tea company retailing health conscious beverages in a cornucopia of unique flavours. Fresh, calorie free and packed full of antioxidants, the luxury range of Ovvio cold brew tea is sure to be a favourite with those looking to cool down in style

Superfood: Green Tea

Tea is one of the oldest drinks in the world, and one of the most natural. From green to white and black to herbal, there appears to be a natural solution for many of our aliments. With each tea claiming its own natural cure or prevention for a variety of problems and illnesses it is

Spirits distilled by Mark Ridgwell the experts guide to spirits

So you think you know about spirits, do you? Well did you know this: • In the 17th century the Governor of Moscow trained a large bear to serve pepper vodka to his guests. If any guest refused their drink, the bear removed their clothes. • In 1618, the British witnessed Dutch soldiers knocking back

RECIPE: Newby’s Masala Chai – A Taste of Winter

Translating as ‘spiced tea’ from Hindi, Masala Chai is a fantastically fragrant traditional Indian drink, full of the flavours of winter. Using the finest Assam black tea, Newby’s blend combines cardamom, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and ginger – making it the perfect everyday winter warmer. For added seasonal spice, brew in a large teapot with

Cuipo with conscientious brands around the world helping persevere rainforests

  With around 40 brands already available on UK shelves, and sales closing in on the £100m mark, it will take something special for a new entry product to make an impact on the coconut water market. Buko Organic Coconut Water believe however that, through a unique partnership, they have what it takes to make

Julian Jeffs’ 6th edition of Sherry published

The sixth edition of Julian Jeffs’ classic work Sherry is published by Infinite Ideas this November as the third book in its Classic Wine Library. In 1956 Julian Jeffs got a job (by chance) in the sherry bodega of Williams & Humbert. Having decided he needed to learn all there was to know about sherry

Winter Warmers from Fun Food Gadget Creators Gourmet Gadgetry

With a passion for fine dining and entertaining in style Gourmet Gadgetry are renowned for producing creative cookware electricals for the home. ‘Fun Food Gadgets’ make the perfect gift for those who like to have fun in the kitchen, host parties or are celebrating a special occasion. This innovative range of cookware appliances encourages it’s

Some Popular 12-Year Old Whiskies

The label 12-Year old on a whisky bottle refers to a perfectly blended spirit that is made to gain maturity in an oak cask for over a period of twelve years. The beauty lies in the process of brewing and later maturing the whisky. The 12-year old whisky could also be matured in different casks,

Any ideas as to what is in the wine you’re drinking?

FIND OUT WHY WE SHOULD BE PAYING MORE ATTENTION WITH ISABELLE LEGERON’S NEW BOOK, NATURAL WINE “A really inspiring book. Isabelle writes beautifully and it’s given me a lot to think about” – Olly Smith Over the last 5 decades the art of winemaking has got evermore controlled, processed and altogether unnatural. The crops is vineyards being

Sensei-tional Citrus Seasoning with Yuzu

Yutaka’s Yuzu Citrus Seasoning is tipped to be the taste of 2014. Yuzu is the perfect drink for sampling the flavour of the oh so elusive Japanese fruit, the Yuzu. At once deliciously tart yet giving off stunning floral aromas, this tangy citrus seasoning has a truly unusual hybrid taste incorporating lemon, mandarin and the

Some great cocktail ideas for Father’s Day!

The God Father Ingredients 1 ½ oz scotch whisky ½ oz amaretto Instructions Combine in a rocks glass with ice. Dad’s Dry Daiquiri Ingredients 2 oz. rum extra dry 1 oz. fresh lime juice 0 .75 oz. syrup Instructions Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lime

Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Drinks 21

Not long now until Father’s Day (Sunday 15th June) you really should be thinking  about some great gifts for Fathers. Of course – Ties and books are all fine BUT according to a recent poll by drinks21, 63% of dads like nothing more than cracking open a special bottle on the day. Online drinks store,

Gino D’Acampo lays down the challenge to competitors with his £1 coffees

  Popular Italian chef, TV personality and entrepreneur, Gino D’Acampo, the hugely popular TV chef and entrepreneur has just announced that every coffee in the ‘My Pasta Bar’ chain outlets will now cost only £1. This is a brave move that also throws down the gauntlet to other high street chains that are charging an

Raise a Glass at BeerX with Beatson Clark

Beatson Clark, the leading glass manufacturer, is going to be showing off its wide range of bottles and hosting an open discussion to brewers about the different design services the company offers in March at BeerX. BeerX is an annual brewing conference hosted by the Society of Independent Brewers and is planned to take place

Nearly 80% of the price of a bottle of Scotch Whisky is Tax!

Across the world, the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birthday will be toasted tonight (25 January) with a dram of Scotch Whisky. However, the Scottish poet might have felt the need to put pen to paper when it comes to the current level of tax on his favourite tipple. Burns’ taste for Scotch is celebrated in

Shimmering Vodka Liqueurs from Raisthorpe Manor

GOING FOR GOLD: YORKSHIRE DRINKS COMPANY ADDS REAL SPARKLE TO CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS! Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods’ new Shimmering Vodka Liqueurs are really worth their weight in gold – offering nine-carat luxury with every glamourous sip! The unique sparkling liqueurs, launched especially for Christmas by the Hockney Country based business, come in Blood Orange and Toffee

New wotwine app set to revolutionise the way we shop for wine in supermarkets

wotwine has introduced a stunning new free supermarket wine app that allows consumers to quickly press a button and access the most comprehensive wine guide out there. Most supermarkets have stocks and stocks of supermarket wines making it very confusing to the average consumer to know what to buy. In fact, 90% of all retail

Old Jamaica Ginger Beer has a special Christmas twist

Ginger Beer is already pretty festive without adding anything to the brew, but Old Jamaica is taking it a step forward with the introduction of their limited edition flavor Spiced Berry and Gold Spice from the Winter Twists range. A nice Old Jamaica Ginger Bear with a Spice Berry Twist is the perfect way to

Wine of The Year 2013 is Faustino l Gran Reserva 2001

  Decanter magazine composed tasting teams made up of top wine-lovers to choose their top win of 2013. This year the honours go to Faustino I Gran Reserva 2001 which is a leading Rioja. The decision was not easy as experts from the magazine spent the year sampling over three thousand wines from all over

Rocks Drinks Organic Cordials – New Flavours Launched in time for Christmas

A Rocking Good Christmas When it comes to Christmas, only the finest food and drink will do.  Treat friends and family to the latest organic cordials from Rocks Drinks, which make great gift choices and perfect accompaniments to festive food or can simply be enjoyed during the celebrations. Bringing a little sophistication to meal-times organic

Alma de Cuba is the spirit of Cuban coffee

The Alma de Cuba coffee company is on a mission to reveal the best kept secret in Cuba. Their mission involves restoring Cuban coffee, which was one the favourite coffee in the world. Back to its rightful position at the top of the tree. The secret weapon in this mission is the Alma de Cuba

Schoolchildren enjoy a food and drink bonanza in Dartmouth

October 24th was a fun day out for the kids from five local schools in the Dartmouth area. The Royal Avenue Gardens was the host for this food and drink extravaganza that had lips smacking and stomachs filled to bursting. The Dartmouth Academy were the main organisers of the event again this year. Their teachers

The Teapod signals the end of the messy tea bag

Bistrotea have just introduced their innovative new product the Teapod. This high tech, single use tea diffuser has a unique filter system which delivers a fragrant and richly flavoured cup of tea. Every Teapod is packed at its point of origin using only organic, premium grade tea leaved that have been harvested, then selected before

Wine Vision Conference in London from 18th November 2013

A new senior level conference for the global wine industry This year there’s a new event with big ambitions to shake up the wine industry. WINE VISION is a three-day conference taking place between 18th – 20th November at the London Film Museum, County Hall on London’s South Bank. With an impressive line-up of over

Rocking around the Xmas tree this festive season with great organic drinks

  Only the finest drinks and food should be served during Christmas. You can treat your family and friends to various festive foods or simply those foods that can be enjoyed during the celebrations, accompanied by the latest organic squashes and cordials from Rocks Drinks that can be amazingly refreshing. Considering that, Christmas only happens

Teaple aim to bring back the art of real tea making

They certainly know their tea at Teaple. A cuppa has been a British staple for centuries now and is one of those things that is used in all manner of circumstances; to cheer up, to calm down or simply to enjoy, we haven’t been able to get enough of these little leaves since they first came

Beatson Clark to produce bespoke bottle for New York’s Brooklyn Brewery

Beatson Clark, the UK’s leading glass manufacturer, has announced that they are joining the US craft beer revolution and are producing a bespoke premium grade bottle for New York’s multi award winning Brooklyn Brewery. The family of Big Bottles belonging to the Brooklyn Brewery include Locals 1 and 2 and Sorachi Ace and are special

Rare cognac auctioned for a record 32000 Euros at charity auction

At a charity auction called La Part des Anges held in Castle Brillac for the benefit of the French Red Cross and the Ark of Chrenete, a rare bottle of cognac made by Remy Martin was auctioned for a record 32000 Euros. This was much higher than the 20000 Euros which the organisers expected to

Truman’s Brewery Back in London

After a gap of nearly 24 years, Truman’s Brewery is returning to London with the opening of a new brewery in September. The name Truman has been associated with the history of East London for the last 350 years. This time, an investment of over £1 million has been made to refurbish the name and

Y’viva Spanish soy drinks

  It looked a real gamble when a Spanish brand that was new to the markets in UK challenged the supremacy of Alpro in the segment of every day soy drinks. But Vivesoy did just that when it was introduced in the Tesco stores in the country in the beginning of the year. October the

Wineology is the latest must have life skill

Why is Cabernet Sauvignon the rugby player of wine? How is Viognier like a tropical sun goddess? Which grape is the ladyboy of Piedmont? PAH to dry facts! VINALOGY is a beginner’s wine guide with a difference. If you entertain a lot both at work and at home, it will pay to gain an additional

This month’s lunch! event is set to see new drinks making a splash

NOTE: THIS IS A TRADE ONLY EVENT The UK food on the go industries trade event known as lunch! is making a very welcome return to Islington’s Business Design Centre on the 26th and 27th September with more than 290 companies exhibiting.  With the lunch time market in the UK reckoned to be worth more

When is it a good idea to stick to non-alcoholic drinks?

Whether we’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding or even the end of the day, we all enjoy the odd alcoholic beverage. While it’s important to have fun, it’s equally important to recognise the situations where alcohol is best left alone and soft drinks should prevail. When it’s hot It’s important to keep hydrated in the

Coffee expert advises us to buy new beans to explore exciting flavours

Anyone who has ever drunk their safe, usual coffee and longed to try something different and a little bit special can now exactly that from an online coffee supplier of fine, artisan coffees. They are encouraging coffee lovers to try something new by buying coffee beans from their excellent website, and taste for yourself what

The new Bluffer’s Guide to Beer is out now

The days of mixing up your gruit with your grist, your yeast and your wort and your firkin with your butt are over, and you can now bask in admiration from those in the pub when you discuss beer eloquently and knowledgeably. You will have the confidence to extend on the provenance of whatever you

Belvoir Fruit Farms extend their range to canned drinks

Fans of the delicious drinks made by Belvoir Fruit Farms will be delighted to hear they have extended their range and now have their refreshing raspberry lemonade and mouth watering elderflower press in cans. When you now dash out for a sandwich for lunch you can grab a can of your favourite fruit drinks as

Great British cuppa in crisis

Cafedirect have just carried out a new investigation which has revealed the full extent of the crisis which is facing our treasured cuppa. With the cost of actually growing the tea has rocketed by an astonishing 94% over the past 5 years, smallholder growers have been crippled as the market has been unable to keep

First signature blend from Sea Island Coffee allows you to espresso yourself

According to Sea Island Coffee, the purveyors of exotic coffees, how fantastic your caffeine shot in the morning is depends very much on the blend. The new Sea Island Signature Espresso Blend is a heady combination of rich blueberry and the chocolate finish of the coffee native to the Ethiopian region of Yirgacheffe, creating a

First date set for the monthly boycott of draught beer in ‘tied’ pubs

It is a little known fact outside of the trade that those pubs tied to chains and breweries can pay up to 66% more for a keg of beer than those who are independent or free of ties, and it is these pubs who have been called upon to join a boycott of draught beers

The perfect homemade Costa coffee

There is no denying that the UK is now a nation of coffee lovers. Whether it is office workers having their morning wake-me-up, or mothers clutching a takeaway cup full of their favourite flavour whilst pushing a buggy, everybody seems to be joining in with what seems to be a new coffee craze. Of course

Pub closures still on the increase

It was recently revealed that the number of pubs closing in the UK has risen to 26 a week, but campaigners are hoping that the industry is going to see its fortunes improve very soon. CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has said that there has been an increase in the number of pubs closing

Coffee Real has developed a Born Free espresso blend to help protect wildlife

Independent coffee roaster, Coffee Real, is to help raise money to protect wildlife in Africa through an exciting new initiative with international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation.  Coffee Real has created a new Born Free espresso blend*, which will be available to its foodservice customers in cases of 9x1kg bags and to retail and