Introducing Gin

I’ve been intending to expand this blog to include gin for some time now, and it only seems appropriate to use today’s World Gin Day as the perfect prompt to launch this new effort. The gin market has never been so full of new and exciting makers, so it’s high time to track down the… Read more »

Muswell Hillbilly Brewers Tour At Home

The London brewery scene continues to grow at a breathtaking rate – the brewery count recently crossed the 100 mark – and it’s nice to see that the full range of brewery types are well represented in every flurry of openings, from wannabe-Brewdogs, through brewpubs, all the way to a couple of men in a… Read more »

Taylors Rwanda

It’s been a while since I reviewed a coffee from Taylors, not least because I’ve tried so much of their range over the years. After starting my exploration of their (then) new Origins range with their Indonesia coffee, today it’s the turn of Rwanda – an East African country in the same prime coffee-growing latitudes as better… Read more »

Gweilo Beer Tour At Home

Whenever I’m travelling, I always eager to hunt out local beers. It seems odd to fly across oceans to foreign parts, only to seek out something familiar to drink. Not, of course, that other countries’ local beers are always unfamiliar; Japan’s national beers – Asahi and, to a lesser extent, Kirin & Sapporo – are readily… Read more »