YAG Tasting #2 – Premium Gins

YetAnotherGin Tasting #2

Recently the second YetAnotherGin tasting took place, details of the first, this time the focus was on premium gins. As before this was a blind tasting, the people who came to taste had no idea which gin was which, all they knew is that the gin was likely to be on the table shown above. [...]

YetAnotherGin: 10 Gin Blind Tasting

Do you like Gin, or perhaps want to learn more about it. Can’t tell the difference between a Plymouth and a London Dry, never heard of a Genever? This may be for you. A very small scale tasting of 10 different gins, if you think you hate Bombay and love Tanqueray this event may open [...]

Selfridges Rum Experience 2011

Selfridges Rum Week 2011

Whilst Selfridges might not always be the cheapest place to buy rum online, or offline (or your other spirits from!), they are good at hosting events and tastings and in the next two weeks across the Birmingham, Manchester and London stores there are a host of great tastings on offer. The events are starting off [...]

Home Bar – Stock Take – November

Earlier this year I shamed myself by saying what spirits and bits I stocked at home. This was a mistake, as people started to send in pictures and details of what they had at home. All of this is in the August Stock Take, thanks to Chris at Vodka Emporium I’ve been able to improve the state of my spirits. Here’s how it looks now:

Ginfest 2010


We do love drink related occasions, but with Tales of the Cocktail, BCB, Rumfest and now London Cocktail Week; along with the rest of the beer & cider festivals. It does sometimes feel that Birmingham isn’t offering ‘much’ in the way of education, and it’s great to see that the Jekyll & Hyde in Birmingham is hosting a Ginfest.

Birmingham Selfridges – Cocktail Week

Selfridges Cocktail Week 2010

Selfridges in London are one of the host venues for London Cocktail Week, but it doesn’t stop Birmingham from getting in on the action. Each day a different spirit will become the focus of demonstrations carried out by a selection of the UK’s best mixologists. Simply head to the Wine & Spirits Shop between the [...]

Russian Standard & The Electric

Russian Standard Bottle

Did someone mention classic films, free cocktails, and a great cinema? It looks like Russian Standard are hosting a film festival this week, and in Birmingham they are hosting some classics at The Electric. To get tickets to the free event just follow the links below, and to keep updated on future events just buy [...]

Bodega, Birmingham – New Bar Opening

Bodega Birmingham

The whispers are true. A few months back we heard of a new bar opening in Birmingham, that had a good team behind it from other venues.

That bar is Bodega, based on Bennetts Hill and opening on the 14th September. It’s from the people behind the Island Bar, Jekyll and Hyde and the Victoria. It’s aiming to be a South American Bar and Cantina, but thats about all we know so far.

Midlands Mixology – The Gin Round

Amen Johal

Competitions. The dread of those who aren’t conninving and deceitful, well at least when it comes to school sports day and you tripping up your competitor in the moments before that 100m sprint. Luckily, there are some competitions which interest me a little bit more than the 100m, even if it is extremely likely that [...]

Review: Hotel du Vin, Church St, Birmingham

Hotel du Vin Birmingham

Hotel du Vin, Church St, Birmingham Hotel bars are always a classic destination for people seeking cocktails, for some reason they always [usually] serve to a high standard. Now, a hotel known for wine, will it be any good for cocktails? On entering the hotel, you are greeted by an ornate hallway and you need [...]