Category: Excellent Alcohol

linton park wine & chocolate

Linton Park Wine and Chocolate Gift Set Reviewed

There's something about the combination of a nice red wine and some strong dark chocolate that makes many wobble at the knees. The complexity of a Venezuelan paired with an interesting Shiraz, the soft fruits of a Madagascan matched with ...

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Rosey Nosey Beer Reviewed (Sort Of)

I was sent by Aldi a number of bits to review over the holiday period. One of these things was some Rosey Nosey beer. Last year my husband got to it first. I recorded his verdict but this year my ...

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Kopke Tawny Port Through the Years Reviewed

I had the pleasure at the recent DWCC to try five different years of Kopke tawny port. I know it shouldn't be but tawny port is my favourite kind of port because of the level of sweetness as well as ...

Meantime Chocolate Porter Reviewed

I always thought chocolate beer would taste a lot like bad chocolate. I imagined it would be like those chocolate-scented candles that smell sickly sweet and disgusting. I steadfastly refused to try it, even when given a free bottle by ...

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Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer Reviewed

I love Crabbie's, as does my husband. We've tried others but we keep coming back to Crabbie's. We first discovered it when I was able to bag a glass of it at a food show. I loved the fake 50's ...

Aldi Port – A Nice Surprise

The holidays are one of the most expensive times of the year and not just because of the whole gift giving thing. Feeding the ravenous masses who descend on unwary (and sometimes unwilling) family members can cost a small fortune. ...

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Hot Chocolate Cocktails at The Botanist with Hotel Chocolat Chocolate

I could preface this blog post with "it was a dark and stormy night" in homage to a blog I was reading while awaiting my companion at The Botanist which highlights the inaccuracies in various foodie blog posts, but I ...

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The Courvoisier Institute Of Grand Cocktails 2 Day Event – Tickets Still Available

The UK's number one cognac brings you The Courvoisier Institute of Grand Cocktails.  Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July 2012, Courvoisier will take you on a tour through a once derelict institute at The Heritage Rooms in Bloomsbury Square London. ...

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Gorgeous or Ghastly? Aldi Napolean Brandy Review

I’m not a huge alcohol drinker because I find most have unpleasant flavours and as such, they are not a great experience. I can tell when I’m drinking a bad vodka, a poor wine, a sub-par whisky, a trashy rum ...

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Rubis Chocolate Wine Review

This is my second chocolate wine, this time from Rubis. You may remember I described the first chocolate wine as a sweet red wine with added chocolate flavour. My over-riding memory was that powdery chocolate sensation you can get in ...

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