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How To Make Cider: The Champagne of Britain

Summer is fast approaching which means it's the perfect excuse to laze about in beer gardens with a refreshing pint to hand. However, if lager and ale is not really your thing then thankfully we have cider, and here in the UK, we do cider very well. So put the sickly mainstream cider to one side as this post will hopefully help you find your next favourite proper British cider.

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Types Of Ale: A Beginners Guide

Summer is fast approaching, which means there is no better time than now for perfecting your beer palette. But what do we even mean by that and more importantly where do you even begin? Well, when it comes to trying out new ale beers, often the easiest way to start is by looking at your current favourite and from there, picking out some subtleties of the flavour. Looking at the colour of the ale beer can be a great general indicator of the flavour, the beer brewing process and also the history behind it too. 

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6 Beer Styles Which All Savvy Beer Drinkers Need To Know

The list of recognised beer categories seems to be growing every day. If the more obscure classics such as salty-sour goses and herbal fruits weren’t enough to bewilder beer newcomers, newly invented styles including India pale lagers and Black IPAs only continue to add to the confusion. However, if you go to the bar and just say the words “All I want is a beer” when looking at an overcrowded menu at your local pub, hopefully learning about these six beer styles will ensure you never freeze up in terror when placing your next beer order.

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What Is Beer Made Of? The Beer Brewing Process

The beer brewing process has been around for a very long while, and although many of the techniques have changed over the course of time, the basic process has remained pretty much the same. We take you through the beer brewing process on a commercial level, however, homebrewers will perform the exact same steps as in a commercial brewery but just on a much smaller scale and using easily attainable equipment.

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From Grapes To Glass - How Is Wine Made?

The art of winemaking has been around for thousands of years. It’s a natural process which requires very little intervention from humans, but each winemaker will guide the process through various techniques. Generally, there are 5 basic elements to creating wine: harvesting, crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, and finally, ageing and bottling. Winemakers will follow these five steps but often add in their own variations along the way to help create their own unique wine.

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What Drinks Are Good Mixers For Rum?

Rum is one of those drinks that never goes out of fashion. It’s something you can drink all year round, but perhaps it’s at its best during a heat wave through the summer months. Mix it with light ingredients and you’ve got a wonderfully smooth, refreshing drink.

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Our Story - Real English Drinks House

Redh  is the brainchild of two Sussex born guys; Richard Edwards and Douglas Howard - two great  friends  from school who have been known to enjoy an occasional  drink or two!

Following an impromptu visit to a small, local brewery, they questioned why they had...

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How Is Gin Made?

If there’s one spirit that has seen something of a revival in recent years, it’s gin.

The traditional ‘G&T’ has re-established itself as one of the most popular drinks combinations in the UK, with 47m bottles worth £1.2bn sold last year alone...