By Martin Isark I’ve tasted Aero Peppermint Bubbles … should you put a pack in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
By Martin Isark Gin has now overtaken vodka as the cool drink, but what about the fruit infused versions like sloe and plum?
By Martin Isark Is it worth grabbing a bottle of Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey from Lidl’s booze shelves?
By Martin Isark Sugar Tax on water-based soft drinks will certainly help the Chancellor, George Osborne rake in a bit of extra cash. But I very much doubt it will address the obesity problem… that will only come when consumers stop drinking large quantities of sugary drinks.
By Martin Isark I’ve tasted Heston’s Cherry Bakewell Hot Cross Buns, should you put them in the trolley or leave them on the shelf?
By Martin Isark When I was small, bottles of home-made ginger beer lined the pantry shelves – and the thirst quenching pleasure of its peppery ginger notes still lingers on. Today, the supermarket shelves are loaded with various styles and brands of ginger beer, but nothing gets close to the satisfaction of making your ownContinue reading “Recipe for making your own ginger beer plant”
By Martin Isark Most shoppers associate butter’s taste by the branded name on the pack, not that it’s a ‘sweet’ or ‘sour’ cream style butter. This brand butter buying works well for the supermarket shopper as most of the big producers stick to one style of butter. Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so differentContinue reading “Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak?”
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 orContinue reading “Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne”
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 valueContinue reading “Tasted: Pinot Noir”
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 itsContinue reading “Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead?”