The whole success of rosé wine and pink gin is because those drinks are de-gendered, most notably in the Millennial and emerging Generation Z groups. Flavoured ciders, rosé wines, pink gin and all the other colours of blush are being enjoyed by mixed groups who are not using drink choices to emphasis their masculinity.
In the heart of Bristol city centre is a jazz venue called Jazz at Future Inns. That’s right, a restaurant with live music in Bristol, and Thursday nights are dedicated to Jazz. Each week sees a different local or internationally known artist, duo, ensemble or group.
Every year on the 3rd September is Welsh Rarebit Day. Welsh rarebit is a simple but very popular dish of toasted bread covered in a cheese sauce or melted cheese, mixed with mustard, spices or ale, and has been popular since the 1500s under the name of ‘caws pobi’, which is Welsh for toasted cheese.
I love reading stories or coming across collections of love letters that have lasted through time. Soldiers on the front lines telling their mother or the betrothed that they are well and are longing to see them again, as well as begging for snippets of home.