Monthly Archives:December 2017

The Phipps Mince Pie Taste Test 2017

December marks an exciting time of year – a sudden awakening for the Christmas fanatics and an excuse for the hyper-critical to get out their notepads and loosen their jeans to embark on a taste testing mission. I’m much accustomed to the Christmas sandwich taste test so I thought I’d change things up a little […]

The Power of Storytelling

Storytelling has been at the heart of human culture for over 27,000 years, in fact since the first cave paintings were discovered. Transcending cultures and time, humans world over have passed on rituals, secrets, trades, skills and stories from one generation to the next. However, in this current climate where technology has changed the way […]

Welcome to the Dark Side of Mixology

What makes Cognac the king of dark spirits? Is it its cultural heritage, its traditional production methods or its artisanal elegance? There is no doubt about it, all of these contribute to its reputation as spirit nobility and together with the current trend towards artisan spirits, Cognac is moving back into the limelight where it […]