Having just returned from Bristol where I presented on the opportunities of pairing cider with food at the Cider Trends Summit I thought I would put a few thoughts (on the summit and food pairing) down here… [jump to food pairing] The Publicans Morning Advertiser put a fantastic event together. I particularity enjoyed hearing from Michael Gillane, … More Cider and Food Matching
Following a lot of banter on twitter started by Dave Bailey & Neil Bowness regarding how well beer is portrayed in the British media. In particular the lack of beer & food matching on Saturday Kitchen compared to Wine, Tim Atkin & Adrian Tierney-Jones agreed to host a Beer vs Wine and Food matching evening to … More Beer vs Wine & Food Matching… who won?
Myself and Tick, one of our supervisors, were invited to compete in the Pilsner Urquell Master Bartender heats for the UK. This prestigious competition is in it’s 5th year and had over 2000 applicants from around the country. We were lucky enough to make it in to the top 10 and the final was held at RSA … More Pilsner Urquell UK Master Bartender 2011
This is a short piece I wrote for the trade publication ‘The Publican’s Morning Advertiser‘. The target audience isn’t just publicans so I’m sharing it here as well. The day after it was published I received an email from the Landlord of the Ship Inn, Dorset, which tickled me so I’ve included that too! My original article … More When I retire I’ll buy a pub…