National Calvados Week Returns For 2017

The Père Magloire National Calvados Week, in association with UK creator Emporia Brands, returns Monday 16th October 2016 until the Sunday 22nd October 2017, taking place within bars and retailers across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. For some, Normandy’s lush green pastures reach their ultimate expression in the region’s famed cheesesContinue reading “National Calvados Week Returns For 2017”


Back in April, a brand named Vulson came out to the UK from the French Alps and showed off their first aged rye whisky, Vulson Old Rhino Rye. Ever the one to be intrigued, I thought I’d take a peek into the expression and see what’s going on in the world of French whisky. VulsonContinue reading “Vulson”

Celebrate World Martini Day With Noilly Prat

The classic dry martini cocktail is one of the world’s most internationally recognised cocktails and on Friday 19 June, we celebrate its longstanding reputation with World Martini Day. NOILLY PRAT®, one of the world’s finest French vermouths since 1813, is a key ingredient in the classic dry martini cocktail. Here are four ways to celebrateContinue reading “Celebrate World Martini Day With Noilly Prat”

Distilleries et Domaines de Provence

Continuing a little from the inspiration behind the feature on the Nardini range, it was to be around this time that I came across the French name of Distilleries et Domaines de Provence. Looking at the photo above, you may be hard pressed to recognise the labels, or indeed the names, but this very reason isContinue reading “Distilleries et Domaines de Provence”

Raise A glass To ‘Fruity Muma’ This Mother’s Day With Bénédictine

Make your Mum feel like one-in-a-million this Mother’s Day by whisking her up a Fruity Muma. Created by Shaker and Company especially for Bénédictine, this fruity fizz is an elegant twist on the classic Bellini, and the perfect cocktail indulgence for your Mum. A blend of sweet, herbal Bénédictine, sublime juicy peach and piquant pineappleContinue reading “Raise A glass To ‘Fruity Muma’ This Mother’s Day With Bénédictine”

Mandarine Napoléon

Liqueurs is a funny category. Many of you may not realise how much liqueurs you can consume in a life-time. Cocktails, after-dinner, pre-dinner, coffee, hot chocolate all could have some kind of liqueur to usually sweeten up or emphasize a flavour. They can be seen on bars around the world but rarely would you point oneContinue reading “Mandarine Napoléon”