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A food, wine and beer blog. I travel, I eat, I drink. And if I remember what happened I write about it!
2022-07-18 10:08
After Improssibrew present their beers on Dragon's Den, I decided to try it for myself to see if this so-called ‘social blend’ worked Read More
2021-08-24 10:02
Being English, I got well behind the boys at the Euros by brewing ‘Alexa, Play Three Lions’, an English pale ale in time for the England vs. Germany match in the second round Read More
2021-08-19 14:12
As a bonus for sending referrals ‘The Greater Good’, the company behind the Pinter brewing vessel, were sending out a ‘fresh press’ pack called ‘Guestlist', una… Read More
2021-05-16 10:50
I was very pleased when a second branch of 'The Italian Shop' appeared on our local high street in Oxted! A lovely shop for all things Italian Read More
2021-04-01 07:13
Thornbridge started their Beer Club in Q4 2020, but the announcement that the March 2021 case would contain bottles of Bracia tempted me to join up Read More
2021-03-30 18:19
Here's a few recommendations for beers for Easter. Some are a good match for chocolate, others have a strong Easter theme and some are made for this time of year Read More
2021-03-03 14:44
We sampled three different meal kits from Great Food 2 U. Here's what team Bacchanalian thought about dishes from The Real Greek, Wing Shack and Rosa's Thai Read More
2021-01-18 12:10
I'm definitely not someone who takes photos of my food for social media, but scrolling through my Instagram recently I realised that a good third of the accounts I follow are food related. H… Read More
2021-01-11 19:32
This Christmas, we were lucky to receive a Lake District Farmers Steak Box as a gift from some relatives. But what to cook? It seemed the right time to revisit an awesome recipe for lamb ste… Read More
2020-12-05 07:53
Often a fallback present idea for those friends and relatives who are hard to buy for because they already seem to have everything, the right wine gift will always be welcome Read More
2020-12-04 10:48
If you have a Dad or Brother anything like mine, you’ll know that no matter how thoughtful or creative you are with your gifts for them, they will always prefer whisky Read More
2020-11-21 12:25
Advent calendars filled with chocolate are so 10 years ago. There's now loads of calendars designed for adults and here at Bacchanalian, our favourite advent calendars are obviously filled w… Read More
2020-06-27 14:48
This week I yearned to head back to Köln for more delicious Kölsch beer as I was reminded of my notable trip to the city three years ago. The post Beer Memories: Drinking Köl… Read More
2020-06-03 18:27
A tasting of four Utopian beers from the range as part of Craft Beer Hour, including Rainbock, a special release. The post Craft Beer Hour: Utopian Lagers appeared first on Bacchanalian - A… Read More
2020-05-28 20:46
After enjoying Mondo Brewing Company as part of a recent Craft Beer Hour, I fired over a few questions to their team. The post Craft Beer Hour: Mondo Brewing Company appeared first on Bacch… Read More
2020-05-23 14:41
An interview with The Godstone Brewers, where I learn more about the history and future of the brewery, as well as discovering who designs their colourful, unique artwork.  The post A Q… Read More
2020-05-16 17:00
The Godstone Brewers new 440ml cans really bring their colourful artwork to the fore - I grabbed a box from this very local brewery. The post Local Lockdown Beers: The Godstone Brewers appe… Read More
2020-05-10 13:34
My lockdown weakness has been ordering beers to try and replicate the pub. The result of one of these little lapses arrived this week with a box of Adnams on my doorstep. The post Lockdown L… Read More
2020-05-02 08:22
Lasting 1.5 hours, there was music, a business update, a tasting and a quiz. From my reckoning, there were around 5,000 watching Brewdogs virtual AGM. The post Brewdog Intergalactic AGM 202… Read More
2020-04-27 19:25
Here's a recipe for easy tomato pizza sauce and tips on being super creative with your traybake toppings … The post Easy Traybake Pizza Recipes appeared first on Bacchanalian - A Food… Read More
2020-04-21 18:31
Brewdog have previously brewed lagers like This. Is. Lager and Kingpin, but I feel Lost Lager is their best to date. The post Lost lager – Best Value Craft Lager? appeared first on Bac… Read More
2020-04-19 14:03
Making your own pizzas at home is super easy, quick and much cheaper and healthier than a delivery - you just need to make dough in advance! The post Home-made Thin-Crust Pizza Dough appeare… Read More
2020-04-19 09:21
I made this a few nights ago and was pretty smug about knocking up a restaurant style dish from just a few ingredients in less than 20 minutes. What’s great about this recipe is that s… Read More
2020-04-18 11:00
20 minute cheese straws really do take 20 minutes, from beginning to being in your mouth. Here's the recipe, based on Ottolenghi's advice. The post 20-Minute Easy Cheese Straws Recipe appear… Read More
2020-04-11 09:41
Confession...I never used to like gin. Despite wanting to be one of those people who would go for a cool G&T on a hot day, I always found it too bitter, too chemical - both the gin and t… Read More
2020-04-07 18:00
Here's a wild garlic pesto recipe, which I used to accompany a Springtime roast chicken dinner. Recipe my own, inspired by others online. The post WIld Garlic Pesto Recipe appeared first on… Read More
2019-11-18 10:30
As a reward for surviving another Earth year a subscription to Beerbods was presented to me. The post Beerbods Subscription Review appeared first on Bacchanalian - A Food and Drink Blog Read More
2019-10-28 19:49
I am sure many readers have extolled the virtues of a glorious pint after a session, but how many of these diatribes were recorded for posterity? Or indeed, worthy of being recorded? But don… Read More
2019-10-20 21:10
During some home renovations I discovered a secret stash of some interesting old beer mats whilst clearing out the loft. I've decided to keep the collection alive! The post Beer Mat Col… Read More
2019-10-19 17:50
It seemed only a matter of time before Brewdog released an alcohol-free version of it’s flagship beer, Punk IPA, but they've taken their time in getting it right before release. … Read More
2019-10-05 16:16
A friends wedding created the perfect excuse to take a leisurely week-long trip through the Rhone Valley to experience this region for the first time. The post A Journey through the Rhone Va… Read More
2019-07-19 16:18
A rare recipe post from Bacchanalian, as my wife takes over to share how she made this Pimm’s cheesecake, which we enjoyed while watching Federer and Djokovic duke it out in the Wimble… Read More
2019-07-16 20:23
I'd heard about Oxted Beer Festival before I'd moved locally so was clean to check it out and getting involved. The post Oxted Beer Festival 2019 appeared first on Bacchanalian - A Food and… Read More
2019-07-15 20:09
For my visit, Godstoneberry was up against a rival beerfest, the British GP, the Cricket World Cup & the Wimbledon Final. Stiff competition! The post Godstoneberry Festival 2019 appeared… Read More
2019-07-14 15:23
Labradoodle Indy tries Brewdog's new beer for dogs...will it earn a waggy tail or one between the legs? The post Brewdog Subwoofer Dog Beer Review appeared first on Bacchanalian - A Food and… Read More
2019-07-10 16:45
Whilst in the midst of a scorching heatwave, you’d think chocolate would be the last thing on the mind. The post A Visit to La Cité du Chocolat Valrhona appeared first on Baccha… Read More

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