Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak?

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?”

Tasted: 30 & 25 Year Old Tasgall Blended Whisky

By Martin Isark What’s this 30 & 25 year old Tasgall whisky at sixty and fifty quid a bottle? Tasgall is not a Scottish distillery or a blue chip brand, but a super-premium blended ‘private label’ whisky that has been created by Asda’s Spirit Buyers. Should you grab it or leave it? 

How UK’s Online Supermarkets Surf Up

By Martin Isark Shopping online takes away the hassle, but it also enables you to shop in supermarkets where you wouldn’t be seen dead pushing your trolley! So savvy surfers  – check out how the supermarkets surf up…

Martin Isark says it’s now time to move over to sherry

By Martin Isark Unfortunately, for some time sherry drinking has been yesterday’s fashion, this complex wine from Spain is still seen as an older generation’s aperitif and never as a complement to food. It has been hard to persuade chardonnay and cabernet drinkers that sherry is worth trying – but change is afoot.