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Exploring New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Look for a definition of a premium New World wine region and New Zealand will be your answer. Viticulture there dates back to 1836, when Scottish-born oenologist (and father of Australian Wine) James Busby started planting vines on his estate in Waitangi, but it was in the early 1970s that Brancott Estate (then Montana) first […]

A Brief History of Rum

“But why’s the rum gone?” – Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Carribean Pirate references aside, rum is awesome. Here’s why. Rum was a favourite tipple of reknowned imbiber Ernest Hemingway, who enjoyed many a Mojito and Daiquiri. He even lent his name to the Hemingway Daiquiri, and once quipped, “My Mojito in La Bodeguita, […]

More Ginned against than Ginning – World Gin Day 11th June

The 11th of June is quite literally one of my favourite days in the calendar. Better than birthdays, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.  Why? Because it’s an entire day given over to the celebration of one of Britain’s favourite libations: Gin. Gin has a truly fascinating place in the British psyche – it’s intrinsically part […]