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by Jack Green. Published July 11th, 2012.
Some Background It’s that time of year again. Walking past leafy west London pubs the smell of London Pride is slowly being usurped by that quintessentially British summer smell, juniper. The history of gin is quite simple. Back in the 11th century Italian monks began flavouring otherwise ghastly white spirit with juniper berries. After a [...]
by Jack Green. Published April 30th, 2012.
Kicking off this week with round two of my ‘focus on Italy’ blog entries. We always seem to taste these wines in the shop and wonder why we all don’t drink more Italian wine. Perhaps we look elsewhere for great value everyday wines, or we just don’t know enough about the great regions of Italy. [...]
by Jack Green. Published April 13th, 2012.
No other country confuses the wine lover as much as Italy – renowned for its rich variety of wine styles, micro-climates and indigenous grape varieties (of which there are 350 authorised to be used in wine production). Before you plunge into your Gambero Rosso, pull out your Wine Atlas or search the big wide internet [...]
by Jack Green. Published March 13th, 2012.
I might be jumping the gun a bit here, but as a self-confessed barbecue addict I will pretty much have one whenever the sun is out. So when we had a rare warm snap in February, the coals came out. Of course, the joy of such an event has nothing to do with the fact [...]