Beer and Food Pairing @ ENTCS

For years, the only food that most people would associate with beer was either a curry or a packet of crisps in the pub.   Unfortunately, both of these were merely a sales ploy to dehydrate customers and get them to drink more (awful) beer.  However, as the focus on beer has moved from quantity to
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The Jolly Botanist

Last April, Morrison Street’s Spider’s Web pub wrapped itself in a cocoon and closed its doors for the last time.  Now, after ten months and almost three-quarters of a million pounds, the once old man pub has been reborn as Edinburgh’s newest gin bar – The Jolly Botanist. I say newest gin bar but it
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Celebrating Burns Night in Edinburgh

It’s Burns Night this Sunday, which gives us Scots the chance to eat, drink and be merry in the depths of January.  Held on the anniversary of Burns’ birth, the celebration was originally started by some of his close friends a few years after his death and continues to endure today the world over.  Some
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Summerhall Festivale

If you live in Edinburgh, you’ll be well versed in the ‘pop-up’ event, and Summerhall is the Mecca of the Pop-up.  The old vet’s school, located just on the fringes of the Meadows, has fast become one of the city’s most popular arts venues, hosting everything from theatre productions and arts exhibitions, to film showings
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Edinburgh Whisky Blog’s Movember Tasting

Last Thursday evening, I made my way to Ruffians barbers for Edinburgh Whisky Blog’s (EWB) second annual Movember fundraiser.  Last year, the boys from EWB took over Ruffians to raise funds for this great cause, and it was such as success that they decided to repeat it again this year.  And although I’m not donning
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Drinkmonger Christmas Fair @ Edinburgh City Chambers

On Sunday afternoon, as Edinburgh’s Christmas markets started to sparkle below, I found myself perched on top of the city attending the very first Drinkmonger Christmas Fair. Held in the historic surroundings of the Capital’s City Chambers, the event is effectively a wine and spirits version of Royal Mile Whiskies annual Whisky Fringe.  A sister
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