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Gin Tasting at 146 Paddington, London

Recently, my social media feeds have been full of people giving up something for the new year. In the midst of Dry January and Veganuary, it was with a sigh of relief and validation that I’m not an awful human…

Craft Beer Tasting at Hof Ten Dormaal Brewery, Leuven

Imagine a brewery and what kind of place comes to your mind? Metal containers, huge vats and a sterile environment. Sure there might be a great bar attached to it, but from my experience, breweries are either in an industrial…

A Tour of the Meantime Beer Brewery, Greenwich

There’s very little pressure like getting into a new relationship and having to celebrate your new bloke’s birthday a few weeks in. You can plump for a generic meal out to celebrate or take a wild stab in the dark…

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Codebreaking and Cocktails at The Bletchley, London

Throughout my childhood, I went on approximately 18 million school trips to Bletchley Park. It’s the only place of real historic importance within my hometown of Milton Keynes, a city that celebrated its 50th birthday this year, and as it…

Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands, South Africa

  My relationship with wine is long but probably not overly complicated. In my student days I indulged a bit too enthusiastically in the boxed variety; glugging vinegar-y whites with the sole purpose of improving my dance moves. In the…

Three Super Easy Whisky Cocktails

In the ten years I’ve been of legal drinking age, I have received many undesirable bottles of booze as sub-par unthoughtful gifts. Take, for example, the relative who gave me a bottle of Malibu two years in a row, despite…

The Restorative Power of Tea

It’s amazing what a good brew can do for your mood. Whether it’s chatting over a pot of builder’s best with my nan, clutching onto a mug of Assam for dear life on a hangover, or desperately searching for a…

Gin Journey: Exploring London’s Best Cocktail Bars

As the weather gets warmer, I become more and more partial to a cold and crisp G&T. Yet as I’ve got older, I’m less fond of a bog standard Gordon’s and have started to discover other gins that really do…

Cocktails in the City 2016

I’m a list maker. I have lists for everything; from reminding me to do that thing to suggesting that I try that place, but primarily telling me what I want to eat and drink. It’s never ending because I am…