Celebrate Australia Day with Hardys Wine

Ditch the barbie, beers and pavlova and create your own Antipodean experience with inspiration from Australia’s number one wine brand, Hardys. THE WINES Hardys Stamp Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay Chardonnay: regrettable name for a girl, but a rather undervalued white wine at the moment. Each glass delivers fresh lime with hints of nectarine and apricot and a…
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The Bruichladdich Distillery, Islay (Happy Burns Night, Scotland)

Style. A good thing right? Stylish people, stylish things, stylish places, stylish magazine. In his mesmerising ‘lost’ 1971 interview, Bruce Lee says “I do not believe in styles anymore: because of styles people are separated. They are not united together because styles became law.” Granted, he was talking about style in the context of Jeet…
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Serving an Ace at Andy Murray’s Perthshire Hotel

It’s almost unsurprising to see a line of shiny Morgan cars in various pristine hues rocking up at Cromlix House, near Dunblane. They look like they belong on the gravel. I mean, how else is one going to get to Gleneagles for a spot of clay pigeon shooting? Cromlix House isn’t a razzle-dazzle kind of…
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Restaurant Reinstoff, Berlin

After you’ve sampled all the warehouse parties and love parades and art collectives that make the Last Great Bohemian city in Europe, it’s time for dinner.   I’m not going to wax lyrical about fried chicken and beer in Berlin. Henne is a century-old, world-renowned restaurant in Kreuzberg that serves a sublime brine and milk-soaked…
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Winter Drinks from Tanqueray London Dry

Why not mix mischief and pleasure with the worlds most awarded gin this New Year. The Snowflake Ball 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin 15ml lemon juice 15ml lime juice 1/2 an egg white 15ml double cream 3 dashes of orange flower water 15ml sugar syrup Top with soda Cinnamon powder Method – add all ingredients but…
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Sally Clarke’s Restaurant, Notting Hill

Restaurants in London come and go. People move on; tastes change; leases run out and new ones become prohibitive. Good sites are snapped up by hamburger and pizza chains and coffee shops now proliferate. But some places stand the test of time and one such, about to celebrate its 30th year, is Sally Clarke’s on…
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Irish Whiskies You Need to Know About

Whiskey geeks will already know this, but Irish whiskey is enjoying a bit of a moment. Rightly so, because the best of them can hold their own against your favourite bourbons and scotches. No longer the stuff reserved for drowning your sorrows or for lacing your coffee, top-tier Irish whiskey is creating it’s own buzz. The…
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How Merchant House Is Stirring Up the Square Mile

Three hundred years ago in the City of London, people were mostly drunk. By some accounts as many as one in three houses had a still, producing some pretty nasty gin to satiate the average Londoner’s 14 gallon – yes, you read right. Yes, that includes women and children – a year habit. Nowadays one…
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The Hills Are Alive: Beverly Hills lowdown

Will Rogers was its honorary mayor, Nixon said we didn’t have him to kick around anymore, Jane Fonda went for the burn. Where? Beverly Hills, that city synonymous with luxury, eccentric wealth, palm trees and shopping. Or, as Steve Martin once sang, “The hills are alive… with the sound of money”.   Yes, it’s true:…
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Sake and Spice at Moti Mahal, Covent Garden

Ruby Murray, the Northern Irish popular singer who gave her name to rhyming slang’s favourite cuisine, was herself a big drinker. But probably not this classy. ‘A journey along the Grand Trunk Road is a bewildering mix of the past and present, tripping back and forth between the mundane and the momentous,’ writes Tim Smith…
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