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 […]

Discover Chandon and win a Chandon experience at the British Grand Prix

1 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Like many wine-growing countries on the American continent, Argentina was introduced to the vine by missionaries needing wine for their rituals – sacramental wine.  Today, Argentina has established itself as a serious wine-making country. Once a land of over-baked table wines, pioneers such as Nicolas Catena and Moët […]

An Interview with Carolyn Robb, Royal Chef

In the run-up to the Queen’s birthday celebrations,we’ve teamed up with Carolyn Robb, the royal chef.  In her latest book, “The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef”, Carolyn presents the food that she loves to serve to her family and friends; food that is fit for a royal, yet accessible to us all! Carolyn has […]