July 14, 2019

The Man Behind Real Ale Guide

We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Simon Martin to B&C, who will be contributing some of his unique reviews from his Real Ale Guide. In case, you haven’t seen Simon on his Real Ale Guide YouTube channel (not sure how you have misse...

July 13, 2019

BrewDog (with the help of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign) had a dream; to create a crowd-funded craft beer hotel, with 5 star amenities, like taps in every room and well stocked beer fridges. That was back in 2017 and now the dream is a reality - Columbus, Ohio’s T...

July 12, 2019

For what seems like forever, the word has been that mixing wine and spirits was a no-no, but that was before Echo Falls came up with their new tropical tipple. For a divine taste of summer holidays, try their combination of white wine and rum; it’s practically bursting...

July 11, 2019

At B&C we are always interested in the latest research in all things booze. A recent scientific study  by a British-Danish-French-Spanish and German team, looked at the genetics of grape pips from the Iron Age, Roman and medieval era. The grape pips came from sites acr...

July 10, 2019

It’s nice to know that we are aren’t the only generation who are keen on recycling. This 2000 year old marble head of the Roman god, Bacchus, was discovered by archaeologists in a medieval wall.

The bust would have originally been part of a large statue, probably dating...

July 9, 2019

Atopia has an ABV of just 0.5% and has an RRP of  £25 per bottle. The new spirit was created by William Grant & Sons’ master distiller, Lesley Gracie, who said the distillates were: “selected and combined with care and precision, meaning you can pick out each flavour s...

July 8, 2019

Just when you thought that your booze cache was safe, now you have to watch out for alligator raids! In May, a Floridian alligator broke in through the first-floor window and made a bee line for the wine cabinet. Now, this beggars belief because alligators are not know...

July 7, 2019

A shipwreck off the German coast was discovered in 2010 and fourteen bottles of wine were recovered in a rattan basket that was buried in the mud some 40 metres down. Two of the bottles were offered at a London sale in June with an estimate of £26,000-£30,000 apiece.

On...

July 6, 2019

For more than 200 years, brewing at Grimbergen Abbey has been forgotten, but now the 900 year old abbey has started a brand new brewing chapter. They are using a combination of old and new methods; creating a beer that they hope will bring back brewing glory to the abb...

July 5, 2019

This is quite an extraordinary story, combining efforts to raise money to help conserve rare butterflies, with some innovative beer brewing. In a collaboration between Florida’s First Magnitude Brewing and the Florida Museum of Natural History, Frosted Elfin New Englan...

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