The Great British Beer Festival, organised by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. To help us compile the list we asked 10 beer experts to each pick out their favourite, allowing them to interpret what they considered to be a “traditional British beer”, with the results being an eclectic mix of beer styles from the country. Roger Protz is perhaps the most well-known British beer writer, with credits including editing CAMRA’s Good Beer Guides, making his choice one of our most eagerly anticipated.
Cheese lovers, rejoice! It’s no longer necessary to hunt out independent cheesemongers to get your dairy fix, as nowadays high quality cheese can come to you. You’ll get to try obscure cheeses from around the globe – perfectly aged and delivered to you at their peak, while being guided by tasting notes.
Featuring artisan bars, beautiful boxes and bonus treats, you’ll often be among the first to try exclusive new flavours, not yet available in the shops. Many boxes contain tasting notes so you can really further your chocolate knowledge while scoffing the lot. With easy cancellation policies, it really is easier than ever to sign up to a top notch chocolate subscription – the gift that keeps on giving.
From whisky sours to the classic martini, some of the most-loved cocktail classics require being shaken, not stirred. Shaking with ice dilutes, chills, and aerates, while combining the liquid. If you’ve been paying attention while you’ve been out for a tipple you’ll have noticed that most professional bartenders opt for something called a Boston shaker, which consists of two separate cups.
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The Vatican has outlawed the use of gluten-free bread for Holy Communion. The ruling must be followed by 1.2 billion Catholics around the world wheat intolerant worshipers will be disappointed to hear. At the request of Pope Francis the announcement was made in a letter to bishops by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.