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ROSÉ

All grape juice is white whether the skin is red or not. When you make red wine you leave the skin in the pressing of the grapes by which the red wine receives its red color, since raw grape juice is always clear. The process is called Maceration and refers to the method in wine-making where the natural compounds of the grape- such as tannins and coloring agents (anthocyanins) and flavor compounds—are leached from the grape skins (and even the…

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Kaitlin Wilkes represents Sweden in Bacardi Legacy 2017

This is Kaitlin Wilkes. We actually never met in person until a few days ago, yet I feel we’re friends already and for that I thank social media. I’ve been following her online lately, with curiosity and admiration for her style and passion for bartending. She’s pretty much been on a world tour recently featuring a rum based high ball she named Gonzo. So why is this? And why have I been tracking her down here in Berlin finally? Well,…

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Matcha Tea

Matcha tea is a Japanese fine ground green tea of high quality and contains lots of antioxidants, such as polyphenoles and minerals that lowers blood pressure and help digestion. At the beginning of April, the first new shoots of the season appear at the tips of the Camellia sinensis tea plant.  The tea plants are completely shaded for about 20 days using a large overhead framework of reed screens and rice straw.  The harvest of matcha tea take place in early…

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The Piña Colada

Ooooh last night I was at Twinpigs saying hi to friends and old colleagues! What a lovely night. There was Caribbean vibes on with DJs playing a bit of back beats/calypso/conga tracks and behind the bar William and Matt made delicious Piña Coladas! It’s a drink you’ve all herd of, and it has a quite bad reputation partly because there is as many recipes of Piña Colada as there are hobby bartenders.. It was ruined in the 80s, but actually…

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COGNAC

🍇 🍇 Oh Cognac – what a fine spirit you are. Such an elegant fragrance and flavour, made from grape, French, super classy and at the same time G. Cognac simply has it all. Wouldn’t you agree? Ok let me guide you through how this grape distillate is produced, the history of it – yeah what kind of booze cognac really is. Then I’ll go on talking about regions and letters. I’ll tell you a bit about whats up with…

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The Dry Martini

Dry Martini – the cocktail of cocktails. Everyone knows this classy classic, or at least what it looks like. Clear spirits and an olive in a cocktail glass – later the style of glass was named after the drink it served the most, people refereed to it as a martini glass. You have probably heard about everything from Dry Martini and Vesper to Martinez, Vodka martini, Appletini, French Martini etc etc and what these drinks have in common is that…

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STOCKHOLMS BRÄNNERI

Greetings all you gin lovers! Did you know Stockholm has its own gin distillery?! It’s called STOCKHOLMS BRÄNNERI and the people behind it are the newly wed Anna and Calle. They are located on Folkungagatan 136 and share an old car and bike workshop together with Modernist Brewery. Soon, hopefully, one can enjoy gin and beer tastings and after work sessions in this bright and trendy venue. It’s just a matter of paper work, you know, permissions and such 😉…

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Basics in pairing red wine with food

I watched a clip with Maya Samuelson from a Swedish news morning show where she explained how to think when combining red wine with food. Here’s the basic things to bare in mind: Generally we drink white wine to fish and red to meat, of course there are exceptions, but there is a reason to this and it has to to with dryness. It’s the feeling of how dry the wine makes it feel in your mouth when you drink…

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Mezcal Clan55

Fiona , the bar manager at Aunt Benny, invited me to “Meet the maker” at their café last Wednesday. The makers they referred to was the Mezcal Clan55 masters. I met Marco – one of the founders, and Christian who is the brand ambassador and travells the world to spread a humble word about their clan. Clan55 is a high proof agave distillate on 55% with 55 people working together in the production process that starts with cultivating and picking…

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4 shades of BROWN

Happy international GT day 😀 Wheeeeee! Apparently the 9th of April is dedicated to Gin & Tonic. And I who just started liking it just have to pay a tribute to this drink on this day. The drink Gin & Tonic is said to origin from India where Brittish soldiers in the early 19th century was given a very bitter tonic with quinine bark from South America to prevent malaria disease. They mixed the tonic with water, sugar, lime and…

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