Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Perfect Martini please.

Because saving the world makes your thirsty.

The Martini! The illustrious Martini. It has a glamorous allure few cocktails can match. It achieves its special brand of alchemy by balancing the sharpness of juniper berries in excellent gin, with the earthy herbal qualities of good vermouth.

The ratios are very important– and much discussed. Though Steve Allen may have famously quipped, ‘Do not allow children to mix drinks, it is unseemly and they always use too much vermouth’. In truth there is some room for personal preference regarding the exact balance of gin to vermouth.

Monday evening.  Bring’em on.

Is a Beer Price Crisis Coming? (The end is near?)

via a good Beer Blog:

Is A Beer Price Crisis Coming? Will You Notice?

Bad news with the impending Russian crop failure:

It is the latest high cost of living to hit families that are reeling from the recession. Prices have already more than doubled in the past two decades, with the average cost of a pint of lager climbing from £1.08 in 1989 to £2.81 in 2009, the British Beer & Pub Association said…The price of a loaf of bread is set to increase by 10p to 129p, which would be a record, after Russia suffers from its hottest summer in a century, wiping out much of the world’s wheat harvest. There are also fears that rising prices on the wholesale energy market will push up gas prices for households, after a small supplier put up its prices by 23 per cent last week.

Holy sign of the endtimes, Batman!

READ THE REST……… and be sure to click through and read all of the linked articles, especially “The Great Grain Robbery”.