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How to Drink Alcohol Safely and Sensibly

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SENSIBLE DRINKING Know what you’re getting A normal glass of wine or sherry, a single measure of spirits and half a pint of beer each contain about one unit, or 8g (1/4oz) of alcohol. A large glass of red or … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by admin
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Making Beer at Home: Barley wine

METRIC/IMPERIAL 500g/1 lb 1-1/2 oz malt extract (DMS) 500g/1 lb 1-1/2-oz crushed pale malt grains 500 g/1 lb 1-1/2-oz crushed crystal malt grains 50 g/1-3/4oz chocolate malt 250g/8-1/2oz brown sugar 20 g/1/2oz Wye Challenger hops (Golding) 4 litres/7 pints hard … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Brewing Beer at Home: Glossary of Technical Terms

Acid An essential ingredient when making wine. Citric acid is commonly used to give freshness to the finished flavour, to balance the sugar, alcohol and tannin, to assist in the fermentation and in the creation of a good bouquet. Malic … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Of Beer, Ale and Lager

An awful lot of ale, beer, lager, stout and what-have-you has been swallowed since William Shakespeare said that ‘A quart of ale is a dish for a king’. And come to think of it, an awful lot was poured down … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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About Stout and Cider, etc

STOUT In Ireland they drink pints of stout, one after the other! Not only in Ireland now, in fact, because the famous Guinness is drunk almost all over the world. Stout is a dark, heavy ale, often slightly sweet with … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Let’s Have a Party

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Do it your own way for a relaxed and happy party. There are some general guide-lines, however, and the first is to plan well in advance. That means listing in detail all the things (gadgets and supplies) and also listing … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Tips for Entertaining

Mixed Drinks For most gatherings it helps if the mixed drinks are made in quantity, to be poured from large jugs or ladled from fat-bellied wassail bowls. Punch bowls can sometimes be hired, complete with goblets, but a substitute punch … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Dips Recipes for Parties

Pretty presentation is essential — vegetables must he as crisp, and fresh as possible, while biscuits should b e spread at the last minute so that they don’t become soggy. DIPS Here are a few suggestions for things to serve … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Punch Drinks for Parties

Breaking the ice can have more than a social meaning. There are those days and nights when frost and snow make a hot drink the best welcome and the best stirrup-cup for the departing guest. SOUP – LACED OR PLAIN … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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Long and Cool Drinks for Summer

Wine cups make excellent summer thirst-quenchers. They’re delicious laced with liqueurs or with spirits, and are often a welcome variation at weddings and other festive occasions, or for picnics and lunches, or supper in a summer garden. Served from glass … Continue reading

12. November 2011 by admin
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