I get my corkscrew at the ready and discover how to grow your own grape vines
Vermouth’s popularity is continuing to rise not just as a cocktail ingredient, but as a drink in its own right.
In my regular round up of content on my site, I look back at food, drink and gardening articles published in magazines as well as the advice and opinions I’ve given in my blog over the last few months.
With everything from five-a-day vegetable blends to pizza-inspired muddles gracing cocktail menus across the UK this year, it appeared the savoury cocktail concept had been well and truly exhausted. But, it seems, something even more pungent is lurking in the shadows.
As a gardening journalist I’m lucky enough to combine my love of growing with my work, so it was fascinating to be commissioned to look into the history of the …
I look deep into my pint glass to look back at the history of beer malts, uncovering the ancient skills of soaking and roasting grain into malted barley and meet …
Hopefully those who visit my site will enjoy reading about the fascinating people and places I’ve written about – I’ve certainly had a lot of fun revisiting my writing archive!
No lager, no food, no bar, and a pub no bigger than your living room – I investigate the ‘micropub’ phenomenon that’s attracting a growing band of regulars dedicated to …
My monthly round-up of the gardening, health & fitness and food & drink journalism, writing, tips and opinion that’s appeared on the site.
First it was binge-Britain, then it was Dry January – now the London bar scene is welcoming the advent of ‘demure drinking’ with slim shots replacing stiff drinks