Spirits

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Wine and spirits firms warn of Christmas alcohol shortage in UK
Group of 48 companies say transport secretary must do more to resolve HGV driver crisis

Rob Davies

24, Nov, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Bottle it: the best drinks gifts for Christmas | Fiona Beckett on drinks
A bottle of a favourite tipple is bound to be a surefire hit, but the trick is to choose something you know the recipient would like, but won’t necessarily be expecting …

Fiona Beckett

19, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘World’s most sustainable spirit’: the vodka made with CO2 captured from air
Critics call the ‘carbon-negative’ drink a distraction but makers say it points a way forward to tackling the climate crisis

Oliver Milman

20, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Sober October: what to drink when you’re not drinking | Fiona Beckett on drink
An update on the ever-increasing range of no-lo drinks now on the market, for those seeking a credible alternative to a glass of wine or a short

Fiona Beckett

15, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Keep up the pub invites and don’t ‘sober shame’: how to support a friend to stop drinking
There are plenty of ways to make it easier for someone who wants to cut out the booze this October – and beyond

Emine Saner

05, Oct, 2021 @3:57 PM

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The many ways to enjoy vermouth
What is vermouth, anyway? When do you go for dry, bianco or red? And is it best served on its own, with tonic or in the ubiquitous negroni?

Fiona Beckett

01, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How to make tiramisu – recipe | Felicity Cloake's masterclass
The classic, boozy Italian dessert gets the step-by-step Felicity Cloake treatment

Felicity Cloake

29, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Get spirited away on a gin-making adventure in North Yorkshire
The village of Ripley, with its castle and walled gardens, proves the perfect setting for learning to make personalised gin

Lorna Parkes

22, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Rhik Samadder tries … cocktail making: ‘I make a naked and famous – and feel stirred, not shaken’
I’m not sure I’ll ever look cool behind a bar, but can I learn how to mix a killer cocktail?

Rhik Samadder

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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No icy lager, no sundowners: could you handle a sober holiday?
For many of us, a getaway means sun, sea, sand and… alcohol. But what if you drink so much at home that a break is a chance to go booze-free?

Ed Cumming

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Cocktail of the week: Pali Hill’s champagne lassi – recipe | The good mixer
Mango sorbet, apricot liqueur and a suggestion of single malt topped with champagne: raise a stylish glass to India’s Independence Day

Avinash Shashidhara

13, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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For the sake of it: a selection of Japanese tipples
You’ve probably tried sake and know about the Japanese love of fine whisky, but there are other intriguing alternatives such as shochu, speciality gins and tea

Fiona Beckett

13, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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