I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.

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 orContinue reading “I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.”

Grow your own ginger beer plant, and you’ll never need to buy a bottle again

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 “Grow your own ginger beer plant, and you’ll never need to buy a bottle again”

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?”

Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne

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”

Tasted: Pinot Noir

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”