Let’s talk about not drinking. It’s Lent and a number of you may be abstaining until Easter (although why you’re reading this is a mystery). After receiving a number of requests we’ve started stocking Seedlip, the first ever non-alcoholic distilled spirit. It’s sugar-free, sweetener-free with no calories, no artificial flavours and no alcohol. It was created by an enterprising chap called Ben Branson who had a light bulb moment after reading a 17th century book called The Art of Distillation.
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for Friday’s fabulous free tasting with Alex Krause from Birichino in Santa Cruz, California. And a big thank you to Alex who along with John Locke, makes a range of elegant and beautiful wines.
Last Tuesday saw us attend the inaugural Viñateros trade tasting: a showcase of Spain’s terroir and viticulture. It gave us a great opportunity to catch up with some friends, with some new vintages of wines we haven’t been able to get hold of for a while and a chance to try some new and delicious goodies.
We met Tom and Lucy Moore last week, the brains behind Bitter Union. Keen gin drinkers, Tom and Lucy have concocted a range of bitters for use in cocktails. We tasted the bitters and, very unusually for us, agreed to sell them on the spot…