So Christmas has been and gone and some very lovely people have decided to gift you a really nice bottle of wine. Smashing! The thing is, storing wine isn’t all that simple. Sure the wine rack in the kitchen is ok for something bought on thursday to drink at the weekend but not for anything long term. This week we’ve teamed up with Elite Wine Refrigeration to discuss the issues raised around wine storage. As consumers we know a lot about how to drink wine but when it comes to... Read More
Halloween is a great excuse to have a night on the tiles or a fun party with friends. While it’s still not as popular in the UK as it is in the US, Dave gets excited every year. This year we’ve let him loose with some cocktail recommendations to keep you in the spirit of the season. Blood Orange Sangria This recipe is incredible and a known crowd pleaser. You can make it the night before and in bulk so there’s no need for long mixology sessions every time you... Read More
When the craft beer scene first crept onto the UK bar scene, drinkers had once choice: to enjoy on draft or to pick something else. Slowly but surely, pub fridges and supermarket shelves became stacked with craft varieties, and now you can find bottles emblazoned with bright labels and quirky branding everywhere. You may have noticed recent changes in the tide though, as those ubiquitous brown bottles are slowly being replaced by a sleek, silver alternative. Once the territory of bland lagers from big beer brands, it seems that many... Read More
Thanks to the wonderful pair, Linda Jane Westphal and Angela Metcalfe from La Di Da Magazine for popping down to The Pip Stop and giving us a great write up!