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The People’s Choice Wine Awards

I had a very pleasant diversion this weekend, braving the rain and travelling to Manchester for the People’s Choice Wine Awards. A wide range of people met in the function...

Cheese 2019

Cheese 2019

Cheese lovers from across the globe assembled for one of the biggest celebrations of the power of curdled milk in Bra, Italy recently. Another year for the Slow Food International...

Sausage making

Venison Butchery

Disclaimer: If posts about animal butchery upset you, then click away now. If images of meat upset you, definitely click away now. If you think that sourcing and enjoying venison...

ohhms at Uprising 2019

Uprising: The Gallery

I’ve written a review of Uprising for Cool As Leicester which will no doubt be published soon, so I’ll keep it brief here. Resin Another stonking event. What is now...

Laura Hadland and Gillian Hough of the British Guild of Beer Writers

CAMRA Good Beer Guide

The latest edition of the Good Beer Guide was launched yesterday. I managed to head over to both the East and West Midlands’ launch events, thanks to a quick hop...

A group of friends toast with gin and tonics

Which is the best pub in Leicester?

While you’re here, why not check out the Leicester Happy Hour Directory? There has been much consternation in Leicester’s beer-drinking social media circles over the last 24 hours. A poll...

big drop brewing low alcohol lager can

Back to Big Drop Brewing

I wrote about Big Drop Brewing back in April when I was pregnant. Now I have no ‘need’ to drink alcohol free beer, but I’m finding it remains a handy...