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Winter Warmers

Shorter daylight hours, needing to put socks on while I’m home, and even looking at getting old footy guernseys out for warmth….it all means that the Bledisloe is just around the corner! It also means that I can start trying to convince you to start cracking those bigger, fuller tasting beers. You know the ones I mean, the ones that you pour into a glass, and enjoy while out on your patio wi...

Breakfast Beers?

I was at Champagne Breakfast function recently and was looked down on for ordering a beer. I’ve never claimed to be fashionable , and often consider myself to be somewhat  outside of normal social traditions. But I can’t work out for the life of me why it is that beer at breakfast is seen as unacceptable when Champers, some spirits (Gin for example), or cocktails (Bloody Marys) are? When I started...

Glennfiddich Whisky

Sometimes writing this column is hard, coming up with something to review week in week out can be downright difficult. When that happens, I usually sit in front of the computer flicking between Zoo Weekly’s Babe of the Day and camper trailer websites just wishing, and waiting for creativity to strike. Other times you sit down and just can’t wait to have a forum to tell people about how good someth...

U-Brew-it

Most blokes I know have a story about drinking homebrewed beer, whether it is a story about how bad it was, how good it was or more commonly about how crook it made them. Although recently I heard the best story ever about homebrew and how a shed full of exploding homebrew stubbies sliced through an acquaintance’s leg, he passed out from blood loss and was saved by his flatmates. It’s amazing how ...

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