At DrinksShop.Co.Uk, it is our job to stay up-to-date with everything going on in the world of food and drink, excited to see and set the latest trends. Following a wonderful year of suppling drinks to individuals and business, our research has shown us many things; one being the rise in popularity of curry and cocktails.
As a marriage made in heaven, curry and cocktails have been a prominent feature on the 2017 social calendar, with many businesses using the fabulous combination to put on amazing events. This week, Urban Spirit, one of the UK's most well-established..
Though Christmas is all about Baileys, Sherry and the odd Eggnog, there is certainly room for the injection of festive modernity on the drinks menu. Here at Drinks Shop, we are here to help, coming up with some creative ideas to breathe new life into your Christmas drinks.
Usually reserved for special events, a cocktail can be all you need to turn any event from okay to utterly fabulous. With such an array of alcohols, flavours and garnishes to choose from, you can even make your cocktail look Christmassy! From using white liquids to represent snow..
Researchers have claimed that the secret to staying youthful is eating chocolate and drinking red wine. Scientists have discovered that these delicious treats help to rejuvenate old cells, making them appear younger.
When we age, the strands of DNA in our cells lose their protective telomeres. These act like the plastic tips we can find at the end of shoelaces. In order to come to this result, the team applied compounds based on chemicals which are naturally found in red wine, dark chocolate, red grapes and blueberries to cells in the lab.
The above foods are rich in flavonoids, which ar..
Red wine with steak and white wine with sea food are just some traditional pairings for food and wine. Though these pairings often leave people confused- with many not even liking the wine that’s suggested. Researchers have revealed that these traditions should be scrapped in favour of the consumer, with people generally fitting into certain wine-drinking preferences/categories, or ‘vinotypes’.
Here’s what scientists have unveiled as the four types of drinker.
People in the sweet category tend to be very picky about their wines. They have a preference for sweet wines which are d..
A new study from the Organisation of Vine and Wine has revealed that Italy, France and Spain will be producing less wine next year- here’s all you need to know about the nations panic.
Italy is expected to produce 23 per cent less wine next year, while France’s output is down by 19 per cent, and Spain’s 15 per cent lower.
Meanwhile, global production is predicted to fall by approximately 246.7 hectolitres, which adds up to more than 133 bottles, and marks the lowest level in roughly 50 years.
This news comes as a result of a gruelling combination of frosts and summer heatwaves across ..
One thing that’s good is beer. One thing that isn’t good is celiac disease. However, for some people with the latter they generally can’t enjoy the former.
Luckily for celiac sufferers, beers are now being marketed to them and those who try to avoid gluten. The bad news is that new research appears to show that one common method for getting gluten out of beer isn’t working, and the test used to find gluten in beer is broken too. Scientists in Australia are working on new tests to ensure these beers are safe for those with celiac disease.
Some have been made from rice or sorghum, grains t..
Making a blessing over wine is an integral element of virtually every Jewish life cycle ceremony. The alcohol beverage made from grapes is seen as a major symbol of joy, celebration and ultimately liberation.
It seems that Mila Kunis takes the ritual so seriously that she allows her three-year-old daughter to get a piece of the tradition. Kunis, who is known for her roles in That 70s Show and Ted, reveals she bestows Wyatt Isabelle with a sip of wine on Shabbat and has done ever since she was born.
Shabbat is the heart of Jewish life and is a day of rest and celebration which starts Frid..
A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service but instead serving sparkling wine.
Daniel Macduff booked a holiday through Sunwing which advertised a complimentary on-board toast with champagne. Though, Mr Macduff stated that instead he received a cheaper bubbly- and only on the outgoing flight.
In its defence, the airline said it believes the lawsuit "to be frivolous and without merit".
Though in response Mr Macduff’s lawyer has said that his actions are according to misleading marketing. The passenger didn’t receive what was promised an..
Aldi have announced that they’ll be launching prosecco-infused cocktail sausages this Christmas, and this sounds like two of our favourite things having merged into pure deliciousness.
First there was an extensive range of gin, then chocolate wine, and now this!
We are also lucky enough to be graced with the Christmas Yorkshire Burrito.
The budget retailer has unveiled that they will be including prosecco-infused cocktail sausages to their Christmas range. Hmmm, we wonder what we’ll have for drink with that?
The sausages will be made of outdoor bred British pork, and they’ll be inf..
For those of us who aren’t experts when it comes to wine tasting, attempting to navigate the wine jargon in the quest for a decent, good value tipple can be quite difficult. So, in aid of democratising getting tipsy on very expensive vino, we’ve debunked some of the biggest myths about wine.
Legs= better quality
Many people look at the slow dribble of wine sliding down the glass (legs) as a sign of higher quality wine. Though, in actual fact it’s just a higher concentration of alcohol resulting in the leftover wine sliding down the glass at a slower pace, nothing more.
Screw caps mean..
Apart from filling our hearts with happiness, we weren’t aware that Prosecco was actually good for us. But it turns out, the tipple actually comes with a load of health benefits. We’ve listed a few of them below.
It’s good for the heart
According to research from the University of Reading, the drink’s bubbles contain polyphenols that can help lower blood pressure and increase circulation- giving your heart a little boost. Though, according to the scientist who conducted the research, one glass of week is enough to reap the benefits of this bubbly treat. That doesn’t mean that we should..
Similarly to any other ingredient, you need to understand how wine works in a dish and the very best way to use it. Here’s 3 things to remember whilst cooking with wine.
1) The wine you use needs to be drinkable. By this we mean it must be fresh and clean, and obviously not corked. It shouldn’t taste like vinegar or be of an age that its lost its fruit. Wine that’s been left open for 4-5 days is probably ok to use whilst cooking, though wine that’s been sitting in your cupboard for 4-5 months generally isn’t great.
2) The wine you cook with doesn’t have to be the stuff you usually drink...
You may be clearing your cupboards of Berocca, and bidding goodbye to your hangovers very soon! Well, that’s if Professor David Nutt has anything to do with it. The Imperial College neuropsychopharmacologist (yes that’s a thing) has revealed that he’s currently developing a drink which will have the same effect as alcohol on the brain, but without doing any damage to the liver.
Reports have revealed that this drink will effect the body for a couple of hours, much like usual alcohol, though they are limited so you will never actually feel ‘drunk’. Tipsy maybe, but not drunk.
If the ongoin..
Free drinks is one of the perks of a birthday bash, but celebrations took an unusual turn for one man when he headed to his local pub. Sparked by a tweet from his friend, he began to receive some unusual free ‘gifts’.
Nick Matthewman was enjoying the occasion at a Wetherspoon’s pub in Sheffield when his friend sent out a tweet asking for strangers to send free drinks to his table.
“This is Nick, and it’s his birthday. We’re at the Bankers Draft Spoons in Sheffield, table 67, be generous and send him a Bev on the app xxx,” Rory Mcarthur wrote, with the tweet soon racking up thousands of s..
Need an excuse to drink more beer? You might be telling people it is your job very soon.
The London-based Meantime Brewing Company is searching for a beer connoisseur to fill an opening for a “Professional Beer Taster.” Employed on a part time basis, the taster would join a panel of brewers and offer an “external opinion” on company and competitor beers.
We have some even greater news! You don’t need any experience. However, qualifying for the job does include an understanding of the different type of brews, for example knowing your pale ales from your IPAs.
Professional Beer Testers ..