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Being Authentic in Bars

This week’s BartenderHQ Podcast was recorded live (in a car) and we’re talking about being authentic. While the conversation started with talking about local produce and locally produced spirits, it quickly broadened to much wider topics. The crux of what we’re talking about is…

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lillet rose

Lillet Rose

Range: Lillet Blanc, Lillet Rouge, Lillet Rose Producer: Maison du Lillet  UK Distributor: Pernod Ricard Retail Price: £16.10 Origin: Podensac, Bordeaux, France ABV: 17% Distinct Botanicals: Wine Base: Blend of Grand Cru Bordeaux grapes, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscatel Sugar Content: Unknown at present Nose: English Rose, Orange, Bay…

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lillet blanc vermouth

Lillet Blanc Vermouth

Range: Lillet Blanc, Rouge, Rosa Producer: Maison du Lillet  UK Distributor: Pernod Ricard Retail Price: £16.55 Origin: Podensac, Bordeaux, France ABV: 17% Distinct Botanicals: Bitter Oranges from Haiti, Green Orange from Morocco and Quinine from Peru Wine Base: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc Sugar Content: Unknown at present Nose: Dry chardonnay wine,…

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Gonzalez Byass La Copa

Gonzalez Byass La Copa

Range: La Copa Producer: Gonzalez Byass UK Distributor: Cellar Trends Retail Price: £13.06 Origin: Jerez, Spain ABV: 15.5% Distinct Botanicals: Orange, Clove Cinnamon Wine Base: Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry Sugar Content: Unknown at present Nose: Full of baking spices with plenty of nutmeg and cinnamon Palette: Orange, Cinnamon, Clove with…

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Rinquinquin a la peche

RinQuinQuin

Range: Absentroux, Gentiane de Lure, RinQuinQuin, Orange Columbo, Noix St Jean Producer: Distillery et Domaines de Provence UK Distributor: Emporia Brands Retail Price: £19.54 Origin: Forcalquier, Provence, France ABV: 15% Distinct Botanicals: Cardinale, Coronet, Junegold Peach’s & Peach Leafs Wine Base: Lubéron White Sugar Content: 90g per litre Nose: Obviously Peach! Violet, Lavender,…

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Dolin Chambéryzette

Dolin Chambéryzette

Range: Dry, Blanc, Rouge, Dolin Chambéryzette Producer: Maison Dolin UK Distributor: Amathus Drinks Retail Price: £15.04 Origin: Chambray – France ABV: 17.33% Distinct Botanicals: Wild Mara Strawberries Wine Base: Ugni-Blanc Sugar Content:  Nose: Light Strawberry with notes of orange, all in all quite a clean nose Palette: Light, smooth, slight syrupiness. The…

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dolin blanc

Dolin Blanc

Range: Dolin Dry, Dolin Blanc, Dolin Rouge, Dolin Chamberyzette Producer: Maison Dolin UK Distributor: Amathus Drinks Retail Price: £15.04 Origin: Chambray – France ABV: 16% Distinct Botanicals: Wine Base: Ugni-Blanc Sugar Content:  Nose: Cirusy peels, floral and slight orange zest Palette: Superb! A great citrusy fit to start with which developed…

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