Third day of Giftmas: Craft Gin Club Review

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!

Sensational sweetness came in the form of the delicious Dorset dry Conker’s home county gorgeous gin along with the conker cold brew coffee liqueur which made my take on a poshed up expresso martini and to make it even more mega I added some of the Divine milk and white cappuccino Fairtrade chocolate bar along with a marshmallow and a dusting of cacao powers to give it that festive feel.

Super savoury delights included some of the Conker’s gin served straight up with BTW tonic water which enhances the flavour rather thank masking it.  Served alongside a handful of manomasa manchego and olive tortilla chips for that seasonal Christmas crunch.

High quality products, a fab publication and swift delivery direct to your door give the gift of gin this season.

Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.craftginclub.co.uk/

INFO@CRAFTGINCLUB.CO.UK

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Second Day of Giftmas: Le Petit Ballon Wine Gift Review

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.

Domaine Bérénas, Insolite blanc 2015, IGP Pays D’oc tasted fresh, fruity and worked well in my homemade white wine sauce blended with fusilli pasta, asparagus, carrots and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds to give the dish a burst of flavour and a crafty Christmas colouring.

Mas du Soleilla, Bringaïret 2012, AOP Languedoc La Clape, witgh a ready rich, spicy and fruity flavour made a marvellous mulled wine ready for those winter evenings ahead.

Serve your specialist sommelier chosen wines in style with this terrific tasting kit which includes a corkscrew and two tasting glasses.  Give the gift of Wine this season.

Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.lepetitballon.co.uk/

 

Mircrobarbox Vodka Cocktails Review

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.

To start things off, I got my shake on and created a classic Cosmopolitan, a chic city cocktail, that consisted of Folkington’s Cranberry juice with Smirnoff’s Lime Vodka, Cointreau Triple Sec and a slice of lime, to create a lip-smacking sensational sipper.  

Crank things up a notch with a wonderful wild swan basically a twist on an expresso martini.  The concoction of Raisthorpe toffee vodka and the creaminess of Coole Swan topped off with some fluffy marshmallows is a mix made in heaven.

Fancy a fabulously fresh and refreshing cocktail creation…then the vodka and grapefruit is the one for you.  Amazing Absolut vodka served straight up with a pretty pink grapefruit and tonic water from Fentimans and a wedge of gorgeous grapefruit.

Va va voom a Vanilla Moon, mixed with Absolut Vanilia Vodka with Sweet Potato Pink Marshmallow Moonshine to create a light glass of loveliness, finish off with a marshmallow for the ultimate cocktail creation.

There you have it, four fabulous cocktails shaken and not stirred which cocktail creation is your favourite?  Why not get your shake on and then you can taste test these creative cocktail concoctions for yourself?  Take advantage nd get 10% off with offer code: FTF10.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.microbarbox.com/

hello@microbarbar.com

*Box contents:
50ml Absolut Vodka
50ml Smirnoff Lime Vodka
50ml Cointreau Triple sec
50ml Absolut Vanilia Vodka
50ml Sweet Potato Pink Marshmallow Moonshine
50ml Coole Swan White Chocolate Liqueur
50ml Wild Toffee Caramel Vodka
150ml Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic
250ml Folkingtons Cranberry Juice
The Vodka Cocktail Box contains 11 units of alcohol.

 

 

 

 

Flavourly Gin Club Review

Flavourly Gin Club Review: October 2017

The fabulous Flavourly find new flavours to ensure that their craft gin club is packed with a unique innovative selection of gorgeous gins. Their Gin Club experts source the most brilliant batch craft gins. Flavourly work with smaller producers, who are passionate about their products, meaning high quality, small batch distilled gins can be delivered to your door at a competitive price.

Get in with the club and you will receive 3 expertly crafted 20cl gins, a super scrummy snack, mixers and a marvellous magazine jam packed with everything gin and drinks related. My delivery included; Gin Queen, Manchester Gin, Jaggi gin, Fentimans tonic water, rose lemonade, salty dog nuts and of course some really good reading material.

Christmas season ahead and out comes the mulled wine, but why not try a new trend and have a mouth-watering mulled gin instead? The Gin Queen, a single grain premium gin handcrafted in Scotland, made the perfect festive tasty tipple. Warm, cosy, smooth and lip-smackingly sensational.

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Le Petit Ballon Wine Review

Le Petit Ballon Wine Review: September 2017

The Man behind every bottle of Petit Ballon brilliance is Master sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc. Originally from Gers in France, Jean-Michel began his journey of wine discovery here is England studying for five years to become a sommelier. With this duel perspective, Jean-Michel’s expertise and knowledge continued to grow and develop. International acclaim was inevitable for Jean-Michel, by 1990 achieving Master sommelier status, in 1994 becoming 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, that brings together the top 60 tasters in the world, where Jean-Michel was recognised as one of the best tasters in the world. Continue reading

Everdine Clean Eating Review

Everdine Clean Eating Review: June 2017

With just a few clicks online, my Everdine vegetarian plan cooked and frozen meals were courier-delivered direct to my door. The packaging is recyclable and the sheep wool helped to keep the food insulated during the delivery process and all the meals came in quality robust packaging. Also, included was a welcome booklet with a full insert detailing my menu plan.

The fact that the meals are ready to simply stick straight into your freezer means that the natural goodness has been locked in. Everdines innovative chefs Matt and Viresh trained in Michelin-starred restaurants and create these wholesome nutritious convenient clean eating meals.

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