Sooo worth a visit

Weary of wine? Bored of beer? Stuck in a rut with your spirit choice? Weeeeell, have I found the shop for you!

Click in Leigh-on-Sea

Plenty of choice!

Clink, in the Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, sells a range of unique flavoured liqueurs, celebrating the quintessential British spirit (Cherry Bakewell Vodka anyone?) Continue reading

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Pink, pink, PINK!

So. Edinburgh Gin have released a new flavoured gin liqueur.

The rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur (£18, 50cl, 20 per cent abv, www.johnlewis.com) is a blush pink and has aromas of rhubarb.pink gin

Fans of “mother’s ruin” can sip it on its own, as a long drink with a mixer, or (this is really the way to do it) add it to a glass of your favourite fizz.

Not a fan of gin? (I’m kinda with you there…shh.) Then what about pink vodka…with SPARKLES? Continue reading

Just how badly do you need that glass of wine?!

We’ve all been there. It’s the end of a long, extreeeemely annoying day and all you really want is that (very) large glass of wine.

Corkscrew in hand it takes you a minute or so to get that vino decanted from bottle to your glass. But clearly, for some of us, this process just isn’t fast enough.

Enter the POWER TOOL that can open a bottle in seconds!

The Skil Power corkscrew

Do you need your glass of wine opened in seconds?

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Four fab… supermarket Proseccos

This summer I have adored sipping a flute of fizz topped by a strawberry (or two!) in our garden. But this is clearly not the cheapest of pastimes. As such, I’ve made a bit of a habit of seeking our the nicest – and crucially – best value bottles of Prosecco from supermarkets.

After some (not really tough at all research) these are my four favs…

Supermarket Prosecco

Summertime is made for sipping Prosecco in the garden

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My own chef for the night

It’s no secret that I enjoy entertaining. Despite our cottage not being on the large size, I love having people back, and plying them with food and fizz.

However, as much as I like to potter in the kitchen, when one is slaving over the stove it’s not uncommon to miss the punch line of a story – or drop a utensil (or five) having been distracted by a particularly humorous tale.

So the idea of having a chef come to my home, prepare and cook the food, sounded rather too good to be true. Especially, when they promised to WASH UP as well (we don’t have a dishwasher so this is the stuff dreams are made of.)

Katy Pearson entertaining

Hostess with the mostess (thanks to rather a lot of help!)

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Champagne sales fall as we turn to cheaper sparkling wines

It’s hardly the most surprising of news (there has been something of a recession after all) but Champagne shipments to the UK dropped last year.

And research shows that sales of cheaper sparkling wines like cava and prosecco soared during the same period of time.

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