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Tag Archives: Britain

• British Wine Benefits as the Climate Changes

British Wine Benefits as the Climate Changes

For more than a decade, Matthieu Elzinga ran his own vineyard in the western Loire Valley of France. But this year, just as he was gaining an international reputation for his dry and crisp Muscadets, Mr. Elzinga sold the vineyard and moved to an emerging wine region: the south of England. A successful French winemaker’s […]

• Masters of Marketing, BrewDog Hits Out at Mainstream Beer

Masters of Marketing, BrewDog Hits Out at Mainstream Beer

Scotland’s largest independent brewery has released Fake Lager as a “direct attack on the heartland of Britain’s crap beer culture”, writes Samantha Graham. Fake Lager is a Bohemian Pilsner designed to be “everything that mainstream, mass-produced lagers are not.” With a confrontational name and positioning, BrewDog said it hopes “Fake Lager will chip away at […]

• Just the tonic for British gin…juniper berries saved from extinction

Just the tonic for British gin…juniper berries saved from extinction

Native juniper berries, which give mother’s ruin its unique flavour, are being saved from extinction. Michael McCarthy raises a glass to the Ice Age evergreen that put the UK distillery industry in high spirits. Gin drinkers, raise your glasses – the juniper, with its fragrant fruit, has been revived in Britain. Juniper berries are the […]