Eastbourne Beer Festival
I have just spent a fantastic day at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, my hearty congrats to all concerned you put on a great show each year. I love the Sussex ales, but my fave of the day was from Kent, it was Whitstable Oyster Stout - do look it up, I think that stout could be the next big thing.

Back The Pub
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Charity Tasting
I am running a charity tasting for the fantastic people at the Volunteer Centre in Milton Keynes on 10th Dec - full story to follow.

I have just passed my WSET Diploma, not easy at all, two big exams out of the way, and I am sooooo glad as the re-sit date is the day after my 40th birthday. Hooray.

I've been on a trip to Scandinavia and it's not all Carlsberg,

click here for my review.

Virgin Wines

Barolo review

Judging for the International Wines and Spirits Competition

Judging at the Great British Beer Festival

Judging at the National Cider and Perry Awards