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DECEMBER 11: Getting ready for Christmas with some homemade flavoured vodka, or gin as I like to call it.

THE LEMON GROVE CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR: December 11 All gins must be distilled or steeped with juniper berries and then with any botanicals you fancy.  Here I’ve got three bottles of The Lemon Grove Flavoured Gin ™ 😉, each of 500ml.  First in the lineup is Vanilla and Lemon; then Chilli and Lemon, and finally Lemon […]

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Books & Films

Hunting out the flavour of wood, from wine to gherkins

Italian barrel makers working with Croatian and French foresters seek out the best trees to shape into barrels to hold ageing, fermenting foods and drinks from wine and beer to vinegar and gherkins. Choosing the right tree that will give up its secrets and transform the tastes, flavours and value of the liquids is no […]

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