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André Simon Awards: ‘The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace’

In another extract from the André Simon Award shortlist, Tristan Stephenson examines the rise and on-going rise of gin and examines his own 'ginfatuation'.

Britain’s ‘empire of booze’ chronicled

A new book charting the history of Britain’s role in the shaping of some of the world's favourite alcoholic drinks is to be released this November.

Corkscrew extract: elimination chamber

In the third and final extract from Peter Stafford-Bow's Corkscrew, the hero sits down for his gruelling - and oddly gameshow-like - 'Minstrels of Wine' blind tasting examination.

André Simon Awards: ‘The Apple Orchard’

Next in the series of extracts from the André Simon Awards shortlist is a passage from Pete Brown's homage to that most English of fruits - the apple.

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