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  • Top festive tipples

    Stock up the drinks cabinet for Christmas with these beers, wines and spirits, made in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

  • Hitchin lavender gin

    6 of the best local gins

    Gin is the in thing and what better way to refresh the palate on a hot summer’s day (if the sun ever comes out that is!) than with a G&T? We’ve sniffed out the best local, small batch and craft gins for your delectation – just add tonic and ice!

  • 10 Brilliant Beer Gardens in Herts & Beds

    Fancy an al fresco lunch? Here's where to head in our counties to quaff rosé and wolf down some great grub that you haven't cooked yourself

  • Autumn Red Wine Recs, from Wee Vinoteca

    Love a glass of red, but don't know your Montepulciano from your Malbec? Read on for five awesome autumn wines recommendations from the wine buffs at Wee Vinoteca, Hitchin.

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • The World’s Best Martini Recipe – Campfire Gin

    Get the (socially distanced) party started with this award winning martini recipe - from local fav, Campfire Gin.

  • In the pink: the rosé revolution

    Forget the ‘lady petrol’ cliches, here’s your potted guide to drinking the best rosé in your garden this summer, courtesy of Hugh from Muddy’s favourite wizards of wine, Slurp. Historically rosé’s had a bad reputation – how’s that changed?  Rosé is very simple to make and used to be mass-produced without much thought. Now wine-making techniques […]

  • Time for drinkies! What are you having?

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • Bye bye gin, we have a new favourite drink!

    Yes, it's hard to believe but we've benched the G&Ts for a super-cool exciting new tipple. Wanna know what it is? 'Course you do.

  • Gotta have it

    Pale pink drinks and summer evenings go together like strawberries and cream. Or rhubarb crumble and custard.

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