St Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world. The Irish national holiday has become synonymous with drinking, especially Irish stouts like Guinness.
Give your beloved the gift of homebrew this Valentine’s Day. Making wine and beer at home is a great hobby to share with a loved one.
To get started with wine making you will need very minimal kit and you could have your first bottle ready to go within just 5 days! All the kit can be used multiple times, plus with just the addition if a barrel you can use it if you decided to make beer and cider! Sanitiser. […]
Homebrew is much more environmentally-friendly than buying beer and wine from the shop. Here are 10 great reasons why homebrew is the green option!
Blackcurrants are a classic UK summer fruit, delicious and good for you. Learn what wine-making equipment you need and follow this easy recipe for how to make blackcurrant wine at home.
The history of your favourite drink Prosecco! The Italian sparkling wine Prosecco, which dates back to Roman times, is an affordable alternative to Champagne
A sparkling wine, like Champagne or Prosecco, is a must-have for New Year, but can be expensive. Read on for how to make Faux-secco/ Sham-pagne at home.
Vodka has its origins in the Middle Ages. ‘Vodka’ derives from the Russian word for water, voda. It became the national drink of Poland and Russia.
One of the most famous Polish Vodka’s. Its history has more then you would expect
Mulled ale is less popular today than mulled wine or spiced cider. However, warm spiced beer makes a deliciously warming winter drink.
Hot spiced cider is the perfect drink on chilly days, whether at home by the fireplace or at a party. Read on for a modern take on the mulled cider recipe.
There’s nothing more comforting than a warm glass of mulled wine on a winter evening. There are many variations, but here’s our perfect mulled wine recipe.
IPA (India Pale Ale) dominates the craft beer market. Nowadays the most American of beers, the history of IPA goes back to eighteenth-century Britain.
Wine is not seen as a traditional partner for curry. For many people, it’s difficult to imagine drinking anything but lager with a spicy dish. However, curry can be a good match with both red and white wines, if you choose the right wine.
Curry and beer are a natural pairing, but the variety within Indian cuisine means that different beers are suited to different curries.
How to make the perfect plum wine from picking to drinking!
Blackberries are one of our favourite berries in the UK, we can all remember picking them as a child with abandonment; stained dark red face, red smeared hands and clothing. It is the one berry we will happily eat almost wherever we find it. Luckily blackberry wine is also one of the best home-brew wines […]
One of the most frequent requests we receive is for help with fermentations that may have stuck. We will always ask for the hydrometer reading, and most of the time the reading indicates that the wine or beer has finished fermenting and is ready for the next stage. We realise that hydrometers may appear difficult […]
We recommend starting your wine making hobby with a kit. These have easy to follow instructions, are easy to make and give satisfying and consistent results within a short space of time. We stock kits to make either 6 or 30 bottles. The Basic 23L Starter Kit offers excellent value for money to get […]
Suggested Equipment 25l bucket Hydrometer Syphon Plastic paddle/spoon Steriliser/cleanser Suggested Additives Pectolase Cider yeast Campden tablets It is preferable to have a blend of cooking and dessert apples (and/or pears, optional) to give a balance between acidity, sweetness and bitterness Make sure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned using something like VWP cleaner/steriliser or Harris […]