Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Braun MultiGroomer The ideal Christmas present

The Braun MultiGroomer is truly the ideal Christmas present for Christmas 2016.

What does it do? What doesn't it do? It does everything you could possibly want it to do.

You can use it to shave, you can use it to style and you can use it to trim, too.

It really is a three in one tool, but it does all of those jobs equally well. It's as good as a device dedicated to each of those tasks, or, in some particular cases, even better.

It comes with three purpose designed and expertly crafted trimming attachments.

And gone are the days of having to wait overnight before you can use your trimming device! One hour of charging its powerful Ni-MH batteries will give you guaranteed 100% constant power for 30 minutes of shaving, styling or trimming. Or you can even give it a 5 minutes quick charge.

And it's good to go with you on your travels as it has fully automatic voltage detection software that allows it to be charged anywhere in the world. It even comes with a funky little charging stand.

And it's light enough to travel with you on your next trip abroad.

There's a nifty extra wide shaving head with a flexible SmartFoil which gives you a smooth, clean shave with the minimum amount of strokes.

There's a superb Adustable Click&Lock comb which comes with four length settings (covering 1.2mm to 6mm) and you can Trim & Style with the special twistable trimmer.

You can use it dry or wet, so you can even take it into the shower with you!

It costs £69.99 and you can buy it this link at a substantial discount

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Lambrini Truly Peach Flavour

We chilled the bottle and we poured two glasses of Lambrini Truly Peach wine and we we both quickly whisked away from the cold British Autumn evening to a Mediterranean peach grove as we slowly sipped and savoured our glasses of wine.

Now, my wife and I are quite partial to a glass of Lambrini, but this peach Lambrini does, to use an old expression, take drinking Lambrini to a whole new level.

What's it good for? It's basically very good for just about anything, really!

It's a fantastic drink in front of a blazing fire on Christmas Eve, with or without some mince pies, it goes very well with cheese and pickled onions and the like, and it will serve as a low alcohol but interesting accompaniment for your actual Christmas Day feast.

And it will go nicely with your Boxing Day cold turkey sandwiches, too.

In short, this is an especially drinkable wine and will also be enjoyed by people who protest: "Oh, I don't like wine, me! I'm not much of a one for wine!" (EDITOR: Which, if I am honest, probably includes me in that number.)

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It will be available form Tesco and The Drinks Supermarket at about £3.00 a 75cl bottle. But do take our advice, don't buy just one bottle as it won't be nearly enough!

Chase Gin and Chase Vodka, the spirit of Herefordshire

Chase Gin and Chase Vodka, can truly be said to be the spirit of Herefordshire.

The English county of Herefordshire, in the West of England, is famed for its apple orchards and its cider production.

However, thanks to the Williams Chase distillery which is based at Rosemaund in Herefordshire, the county is now becoming famous for Chase Vodka and Chase Gin.

The gin is distilled from apples grown on the family's own orchards and distilled on the farm itself.

The gin is described as being elegant and crisp and I cannot find fault in that description.

One can taste the range of botanicals in the gin, with juniper berries predominating, but the use of apples to produce the base spirit rather than grain gives this gin a lift about other, for want of a better word, usual gins.

There is a note of fresh apples in this gin and it plays well with other cocktail ingredients.

Chase Vodka is also made from an ingredient indigenous to English farms, the not-so-humble Potato.

This, too, makes a pleasing change from the more traditional grain spirit based vodkas and the taste is pleasing to the tongue and it, too, works well as the base for a range of vodka-based cocktails.

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You will also find a wide range of other drinks distilled at the farm.

You can purchase Chase drink products at this link

Monday, 17 October 2016

Make it an Opies Christmas, again, this year

Back in 1880, The Opie family knew what they had to do. They had to launch a family firm that would supply high quality comestibles to other families who, like they did, appreciated good food and proper dining.

I wonder if the Opie family knew that 136 years later their descendants would still be providing the highest class comestibles to a clientele that still clamour for their high quality range of very special foodstuffs?

Amongst other items, Opies are justifiably famed for their special Christmas "signature lines."

And what might these be?  

Pickled Walnuts. for many British families Christmas just would not be the same without a jar of Opies Pickled Walnuts to add that special doubled Zed effect to their cold meats including leftover turkey or goose, or as the perfect accompaniment for your cheeseboard. (What, might you ask is the double Zed effect? That's what I call Zin and Zip!)

And as a food lover, you'll be interested to note that if you want British produced pickled walnuts, that Opies is the only firm that prepares Pickled Walnuts in the UK.

And for those of you who either pride yourself on your cocktail making skills, or who intends to have your first bash at making cocktails this Christmas, then you will require Opies Cocktail Accompaniments to make the perfect cocktails:

Cocktail Cherries, Sliced Lemons and Gherkins, too. (Gherkins in cocktails? Apparently they really can enliven a vodka and lime cocktail. So give it a go or Google "Gherkins in cocktails" for some more cocktail recipes.)

And if you are a fan of fruits in alcohol (and who isn't?) then you are in for a treat with the Opies  Fruits in Alcohol range:

Ginger in Famous Grouse (that's totally new for 2016), Christmas Fruits in Courvoisier, Opies Peaches in Courvoisier, Black Cherries in Kirsch, Figs in Courvoisier and Apricots in Grand Marnier.

And for those of you who want to mke sure you have Opies in your kitchen to assist you in your festive food preparation then Opies can provide you with

Stem Ginger in Syrup and Black Cherries with Kirsch.

Barry Norman Picked Onions
And due to a set of random circumstances that makes life interesting, someone tasted a pickled onion made by Barry Norman (yes, Barry Norman the famed film critic) and Opies -the leading pickling family got together with Barry- and the result? You can now enjoy the very same pickled onions loved by generation after generation of Barry's family since the mid-19th century!

Products available from major multiple supermarkets and online.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

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