Category: Drinks

Conker Spirit – Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

A first of a kind in the UK! Cold Brewed Coffee Liqueur. Those that know me will know that I do thrive on coffee itself, especially Espresso types. If you are like me in that way you will have also been very disappointed by the lack of true ‘Espresso like’ coffee liqueurs available in the UK. We do have a habit of making alcoholic drinks and then over sweetening them or adding mad extra flavours to try provide for every taste. Now though I have stumbled across Conker Spirit, Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur and my search is over. If...

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Wine O’Clock: Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016

After a pleasant day strolling along a warm beach it was back to the caravan for supper! And we opened a bottle of Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016. A Snippet of History: New Zealand’s Brancott Estate were the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Marlborough region, back in the 1970s. The climate in Marlborough, situated in New Zealand’s South island, creates a fresh flavour due to sun filled days and chilly nights. In the 1980s the wine was shipped to the UK where it has gone from strength to strength winning numerous awards from around the world. Review:...

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Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique

Now, I am a Champagne gal, I don’t profess to know all about Champagne but I adore a glass or two of the bubbly stuff. Some varieties I prefer over others and this particular Champagne is one of my firm favourites. Jacquart came about in the 1960s when a group of grape growers realised they needed to make their own Champagne to build their own sustainable business instead of supplying grapes to the Grande Marques (meaning members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques, a prestigious organisation composed of many of Champagne’s most famous houses). Champagne Jacquart was released in...

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789 Prosecco – For The Lovers

I came across 789 Prosecco by chance when my lovely mother bought us a bottle as a gift. This particular brand I had not heard of. It is made by Mondelli Wines who also produce a wide variety such as red, pino grigo, prosecco frizzante and sparkling rose to name a few. The company was formed in 1991 and is now one of the biggest Italian wine exporters where they produce in various regions. Italians like to serve Prosecco at any celebration and it is no surprise Prosecco sales are at an all time high. The UK alone purchases...

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Canti Prosecco 2016 – A Party Starter

Prosecco? Ooh go on then, don’t mind if I do! Having been more of a champagne fan in the past I find myself purchasing more Prosecco these days. It seems to be that bit more palatable for some who are not wine fans so we can meet in the middle and obviously, the cost is cheaper. A little bit of Prosecco history…… Prosecco is a sparkling wine (although not all Proseccos are sparkling, some are flat). It is made in the Veneto region of Italy. It tends to be sweeter than champagne. Prosecco is named after a village, a...

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Lemon Meringue Cocktail

Inspired by my fondness of the dessert and having Limoncello in the fridge I gave myself the task of creating this delicious cocktail. Limoncello as you  is such a refreshing liqueur, one of the great tastes I acquired during my travels through Italy. In Italy, Limoncello is extremely popular and I am glad to say that many stockists and restaurants around the world now sell this zingy liqueur in drink or dessert form. It is sometimes nice to have something special to offer guests when they are over for festivities such as birthdays or Christmas and I find this drink is...

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