GinFestival.com Tinker Box Cosy nights in Edition Review: December 2017
Founded in 2013 by the lovely husband & wife team, Jym and Marie Harris, lovers of all things gin wanted to create events all across the UK where industry experts along with brands and distillers could educate people and provide the opportunity to learn about a range of quality fine gins and of course sample a few.
Third Day of Giftmas: Craft Gin Club Subscription – £40 – Ginoisseurs will welcome being part of this club, that delivers fine small batch gins along with gourmet treats, so let’s make it a happy Ginmas.
Spain which is Europe’s gin capital by volume is where the Craft Gin Club creators Jon Hulme and John Burke first met. In Madrid, a meeting of minds and a few GnTs later the idea of the Craft Gin Club was born. Featuring the world’s finest craft gins along with scrummy treats and their great ‘ginned’ magazine this is one club not to be missed! Their aim is to make all their members Ginnoisseurs!
Second Day of Giftmas: Le Petit Ballon Wine Subscription & Tasting Kit – £29.89/£29.90 – Wine Lovers will enjoy a tipple or two with this wonderful wine subscription gift. Team this up with the terrific tasting kit for the ultimate paring.
Wine subscriptions include 2 bottles of sommelier selected wine, tasting notes for each wine and a fab wine magazine the gazette all delivered direct to your door. There are also gift cards available for 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions. Ideal for a last-minute gift can be printed out and go straight under the tree.
The Man behind every bottle of Petit Ballon brilliance is Master sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc. Originally from Gers, Jean-Michel began his journey of wine discovery here is England studying for five years to become a sommelier, by 1990 achieving Master sommelier status, in 1994 became the Head Sommelier at the Ritz in Paris and from 2003 – 2006 presiding over the Paris-Île-de-France Sommeliers’ Association. Recognition was achieved, in the US Starwine competition which brings together the top 60 tasters in the world, where Jean Michel was recognised as one of the best tasters in the world.
Mircrobarbox Vodka Cocktails Review: November 2017
Offering a range of monthly cocktail club subscriptions and gift boxes the Microbarbox brand are bringing the party to you with this brilliant bar in a box – boom! This Marvellous mega MicroBarBox rocked up to blogging HQ jam packed with artisan vodka spirits and mixers ready to get the party started, so that you can create your very own cocktails with some fizz and flare. Get your Friday feeling on and have a fabulous festive Christmas shake up!
The Vodka Cocktail box contents include all the ingredients and instructions* to mix up four fabulous vodka based cocktails, all delicious and simple to create. The Microbarbox offers you an immersive, entertaining experience that creates an electric atmosphere while sipping your favourite cocktail creations.
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Review: November 2017
Proud members of ‘Small Luxury Hotels’, ‘Pride of Britain Hotels’, achievers of 3 AA Rosettes in 2018, the Holbeck Ghyll, nestled high up hillside, is situated in an enviable location between Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside.
In 1888 the ‘yellow earl’ and first president of the automobile association Lord Lonsdale acquired the property to use as his private hunting lodge. Now, the Holbeck Ghyll offers guests a sensational stay without the stuffiness. A romantic, relaxing retreat to simply kick back, unwind and forget life’s stresses.
The Holbeck Ghyll has been graced with the presence of many celebs such as Rennie Zellweger during her filming of Miss Potter. Also, this was the onset location for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who filmed their series the Trip in 2010.
The inviting oak panelled, arts and crafts styled, entrance sets the scene with stunning stained-glass windows, an inglenook roaring log fire and an even warmer welcome from Katherine and the Holbeck Ghyll team. Katherine a true ambassador for the brand who provided passionate, professional, personalised, attentive and genuine service throughout.
Renovations have been sympathetic to the original historical features retaining both the character and charm emphasising their beauty without an ounce of vulgarity. Unique room offerings span from traditional to contemporary. Suites have been presented with ‘Lake District’ names such as “Miss Potter”, “Lord Lonsdale”, but importantly the theme is subtle and in keeping with the sophisticated surroundings.
The Easdale junior located in the ‘Tarn House Building’ which offers guests a contemporary rural retreat. An impressive and inviting entrance way transports guests to pure bliss. The spacious junior with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect backdrop offering sensational views overlooking Lake Windermere and The Langdale Fells.
Scene Indian Street Kitchen Spinningfields Manchester Review: October 2017
Located Left Bank along the River Irwell, in the heart of Spinningfields is Scene Indian Street Kitchen. Winners of several awards, this Bollywood Bar and restaurant sets the scene for an impeccable evening of glamour and style. The delightful outdoor garden terrace space is great for some relaxed al fresco dining in the sun.
Vapiano Manchester Corn Exchange World Pasta Day Review: October 2017
In 2002 Hamburg, Germany, saw the opening of the very first Vapiano. The brand is seeing continued growth and there are over 191 Vapianos in 32 countries on 5 continents. The company ethos is focused on an old Italian proverb: “Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano” which is about a relaxed and easy-going approach to life which in turn will provide you with a longer and happier life.