10 things you should know about Martini

10 things you should know about Martini

1. MARTINI & ROSSI was founded in the 1863 in Torino in Piemonte in Italian, translates as ‘the foot of the mountain’. It is a land blessed with natural abundance. The rich, fertile soils of the foothills and plains at the base of the Alps produce a variety of...

Derek Sanders a drinks industry legend

I met Derek around 1962 when he represented Beefeater Gin and I was with White Horse Distillers. We were both friends of Charles Worz, General Manager of the Europa Hotel, Grosvenor Square who was given a retirement party in 1975 by Alan Fairbrass, Gen Manager of the...
Scotland vs Ireland Cocktail Competition

Scotland vs Ireland Cocktail Competition

After a lapse of a few years the movers and shakers from the North of Ireland and their opposite numbers from across the water in Scotland decided it was time to hit the cocktail trail again. The date was 10th-11th April and the venue the Crown Hotel in the beautiful...