The culinary scene on Tyneside is vibrant. From the food trucks that park at the Quayside, for the market held each Sunday, to fine-dining restaurants, Newcastle offers an array of cuisines and dining experiences.
Stuart Forster sips a bottle of Red On beer and interviews Sean Crawford, the founder of DropZone Brewery. During an autumn evening in 2020, Sean Crawford was drinking wine with a friend. By the time they had drained their final glasses of the night, the concept behind DropZone Brewery was sketched out. Sean is a...
The attractive German city of Bamberg is the third largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site in the European Union and its cathedral holds the tomb of the only pope buried north of the Alps. However, culture and history can wait, I came here for a beer.
Rene Uusmees is the Executive Chef at Mekk. He opened the restaurant in central Tallinn five years ago and is making a name for serving contemporary Estonian cuisine in smart but casual surroundings, ensuring that diners can relax and enjoy his food.
Revolucion de Cuba is part of Newcastle’s buzzing nightlife and party scene. The drinks menu features several rum-based cocktails while the food menu has several Cuban-inspired dishes.
A lambic beer undergoes spontaneous fermentation in a vast open tanks known as a coelship. To an untrained eye a coelship looks much like a shallow swimming pool filled with wort prepared by the brewers of the Pajottenland.Translated from Flemish into English, Toer de Geuze means 'Tour of Gueuze'. Typically held over one weekend every two years, the event is a celebration of gueuze beer presenting aficionados with opportunities to visit lambic breweries and gueuze blenderies.
The traditional process of making L'Evitaz Swiss cheese would be familiar to cheesemakers living 500 years ago in the Alps.
According to the popular saying, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Perhaps that’s why Goa has found such a special place in mine; I love the cuisine of this Indian state.
Maybe I’ve simply tasted the wrong type of tequila? Flavours of alcoholic drinks such as wine, whisky and beer vary according to the brand and label. It stands to reason that the tequila I downed as student wasn’t premium quality. Perhaps it’s time to give tequila another chance and simultaneously sample mezcal.
The lockdown has resulted in a surge of interest for virtual tours of the world's leading museums and art galleries. By contrast, the UK's Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has reported that, on average, sales of its members beers dipped by 82 per cent. The majority of SIBA's members offer free local deliveries. I've placed orders with two outstanding local breweries during the lockdown. Alpha Delta Brewing and Two by Two Brewing both delivered beer to my door.