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I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.

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By Martin Isark

I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.
Want a pick-me-up drink? Then like most drinkers, you’ll grab can or two of Red Bull. You may not like the taste, but it hits the spot for going that extra mile, especially, if you’re partying or driving!  And if you want it turbo charged, add shot or two of vodka. Sorted!  

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Our Martin Gives an Insiders Guide to Champagne & Fizz

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By Martin Isark
If fizz is on your must buy list this Christmas… then my champagne & fizz jargon demystified… is a must read:      Read more

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Martin’s Tasted Sloe & Plum Gin

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By Martin Isark
Gin has now overtaken vodka as the cool drink, but what about the fruit infused versions like sloe and plum? Read more

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Martin’s Tasted Lidl’s Western Gold Bourbon Whiskey

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By Martin Isark
Is it worth grabbing a bottle of  Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey from Lidl’s booze shelves?  Read more

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Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne

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By Martin Isark
Why is it that when school holidays come around flights & holidays double in price? Why is it when Valentine’s Day nears those romantic roses rocket in price?  Likewise if you are celebrating Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday you’ll find that the price of flowers have soared again! Not very romantic or Christian in my book!

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Tasted: Pinot Noir

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By Martin Isark
If you buy your red burgundy from a top-notch traditional wine merchant or direct from one of Burgundy’s great Pinot Noir producers, then at a price, red burgundy has no equals. Unfortunately though, most red burgundies found at UK’s supermarkets, are at their worst barely drinkable, and at their best, poor value for money. Want to drink some decent Pinot Noir? Go straight to the New Zealand & Aussie shelves. Read more

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Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead?

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By Martin Isark
Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead? It’s a common mistake by barman: JD is actually a Tennessee whiskey, while bourbon is synonymous with Kentucky – all but a couple of brands of bourbon are made there, and Kentucky is the only state allowed to put its name on the bottle. Read more

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Tasted: Speyside & Highland Malt Whiskies

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By Martin Isark
With good reason, most Scottish distilleries lie in the Speyside area or in the surrounding Highlands. The cleanly flowing rivers, peat and easy access to high-quality barley mean that the distilleries there always have an economical edge over those on the islands, where higher production and transport costs have led to the closure of so many of the distilleries. Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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Tasted: Bruichladdich Octomore 0.61 & 0.63 Islay Malt Whisky
By Martin Isark
Octomore malts are the world’s most heavily peated malt whiskies.

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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Tasted: Dirty Stop Out Smoked Oat Stout
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Like gargling with porridge – in a good way. This moreish, tongue-coating stout has bags of earthy flavour. Read more