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Gin has never really gone of out of fashion, but this spectacular spirit is enjoying something of a resurgence of late. Increasingly popular with younger drinkers looking to broaden their horizons and those seeking something with a premium edge to transform cocktail hour, gin is a revelation. Ideal enjoyed neat with ice or a simple serving of Continue Reading

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We’ve all had those mornings where we’ve winced at the cost of the previous night. However, football ace Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new personal best with a dizzying £27,000 bar bill. The renowned striker for Juventus had been in England to spectate at the ATP Finals held at London’s O2 Arena before popping into Scott’s in Continue Reading

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If you’re someone who keeps on top of their bar trends, chances are you’ve heard of the green tea shot. If you haven’t, don’t be duped by the title of this terrific new addition to the ever-growing selection of shots available to you. Despite the name, there’s not a single ounce of green tea in the concoction, Continue Reading

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Whether you’ve enjoyed it on its own as a refreshing aperitif or savoured it as a cornerstone of a cocktail recipe, chances are you’ll have come across vermouth in some form or other in the past. Sweeter vermouths have long been used in cocktail recipes alongside stronger spirits as their base, while its herbaceous flavour profile and Continue Reading

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Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. Although it is often called a wine rice, it is brewed in a process more akin to beer making rather than winemaking. Its alcohol content is normally between 14% and 17%. While this rice-based alcoholic beverage has been around for centuries, it still remains a mystery to Continue Reading

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I have been asked recently by a few people in the trade if the wine investment house Twelve By Seventy Five Ltd is us. I can categorically say that we have nothing to do with THAT company, directly or indirectly. Yes it does seem true that they’ve copied our name and have additionally added to the confusion Continue Reading

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Since the sudden boom in 2009, gin has been on the rise and it shows no sign of slowing its roll. Last year it actually became the most popular spirit sold in the UK, surpassing vodka and whiskey in domestic sales. Once dismissed as “mother’s ruin”, gin, in all its intricate “crafty” variations, has become the spirit Continue Reading

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Written By An Anonymous Wine Insider (for obvious reasons) read on…. Cru Bourgeois Hierarchy within the wine world seems to be a peculiarly French obsession.  Official designations of which wine is better are to France what beer and Oompah bands are to the Germans, what tea, biscuits and passive aggression are to the British and what overeating and Continue Reading

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Champagne has always been a choice luxurious drink for celebrations. Today, however, it is served with a bit of a twist in its flavour. People are no longer excited about taking regular beers, red or white wine during occasions. The essence of a wedding, dinner party or other formal gathering lies in the range of high-end cocktails Continue Reading

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Not long ago, I was at a dinner party. Nothing unusual, but this time we were all asked to bring a bottle of wine that we’d try at the dinner. Again nothing unusual. I knew the others who were coming and let’s just say it wasn’t a gang of wine lovers. Most of them picked wines from Continue Reading

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