It is Vodka Day: a great time to raise your glasses to one of the world’s favourite alcoholic drinks. While Vodka is often associated with Russia and some of the finest and most expensive Vodkas in the world come from there, it is a drink that is produced in many countries and enjoyed all over the world. Vodka is the Slavic word for "Little water" .
Rum is the third most popular spirit world wide and it originated in Papua New Guinea and made its way to the Caribbean by the way of the West Indies. Extremely loved in mojitos and daiquiris by Ernest Hemingway who was always drinking them in the two most popular places in L'Havana, saying "My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita".
The history of the Nardini family is characterised by passion and dedication. Founded by Bortolo Nardini in 1779 on the Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge leading into the town of Bassano del Grappa, the family still runs the distillery to keep the tradition and the quality to the top level.
Nardini selects pomace primarily from the red grape varietals traditionally grown in the foothills of Veneto and Friuli, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, characterised by an intense, complex bouquet, creating a unique blend with white grapes such as Pinot Bianco and Friulano.
A great opportunity to taste the Delamain Cognac legacy. Delmain is one of the oldest and last family-owned and run houses in Cognac established in 1759 by James Delamain, and is still run by family descendents Charles Braastad-Delamain and Patrick Peyrelongue. The house of Delamain is strongly attached to its tradition of craftsmanship and specialises in ageing and maturing high quality Cognacs exclusively from this Grande Champagne region with its entry level offer already a 25-year-old XO (Pale & Dry). Presented by Charles Braastad.
There's no summer drink more quintessentially British than Pimm's or a Gin & Tonic - but what's the secret to a good one? Join us for a unique exploration of Pimms and Gin. Gain an understanding for the classic summer cocktail! As always, be prepared to try many many samples. Bring your taste buds and a thirst for knowledge!
The Drinks Emporium is a specialist drinks merchant with wall to wall spirits, a mouth watering choice of fine and eclectic wines, boutique and craft beers from around the world and one of largest champagne gift collections in the UK. Located less than half a mile from Birmingham City Centre, with both shop front and road side parking, the 1600sq ft retail space including a climate controlled 'Fine & Rare' room and world leading 'enomatic' Wine Tasting machines allowing you to try before you buy makes The Drinks Emporium Birmingham one of the UK's premier drinks destinations.
The Drinks Emporium, 217 Aston Road, Birmingham, B6 4LH