Ali Reynolds, Luxury Reserve Brand Ambassador at Diageo Reserve GB

Ali Reynolds’ first love may have been sports, but after graduating from university, his job as bartender kept him inside many a basement establishment. His competitive spirit never wavered and led him to win the Oscar of the drinking world: Diageo World Class UK Bartender in 2015.

Now as brand ambassador for Diageo Reserve, he is more likely to be found upstairs rather than downstairs. Although he might be slinging fewer Blue Blazers behind a bar, Ali’s innate nature as a competitor and creator will show him to be a leader in whatever position he’s playing.

Where you can hear me drinking next:
Next time, we meet Leon Dalloway who’s also won his fair share of awards. You may bump into him leading his award winning Gin Journey […]

March 28th, 2017|Best Sips Worldwide|0 Comments

Brooklyn Guide alla Intercontinental Hotels – Affiliate Bit

I work with the Intercontinental Brand quite often and I have never been disappointed. When they asked me to collaborate by posting their travel guide of Brooklyn on my site, I was more than happy to share.  It’s a great guide and I hope you come back to use it often!

Brooklyn Travel Guide

The distinct culture, deep-rooted history and magnetic energy of Brooklyn make it one of the most beloved and revered destinations in America. Celebrated around the world for its big-city excitement and unique brand of authenticity, this buzzing New York City borough–the city’s most populous–constantly attracts visitors from around the globe, and you’ll find amazing hotels in Brooklyn to fit your travel needs.
Things to See in Brooklyn
You should have no problem finding things to do […]

March 24th, 2017|Destinations, New York, USA|0 Comments

Vittorio Gentile, Theo Randall at the InterContinental, London

Vittorio hails from Southern Italy with a degree in Economics, but he was quickly seduced by hospitality world. Upon moving to London, he worked his way up to Head Sommelier for Theo Randall at the InterContinental in just three years. […]

March 21st, 2017|Best Sips Worldwide|0 Comments

A Bit of Perfection – The Rachamankha, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We knew where we were going – Chiang Mai, more specifically The Rachamankha. We had been there before; in fact that’s exactly why we were returning.

I travel constantly (not a complaint, by the way), so when the Cypriot and I were planning a trip over annual Christmas holiday, we both simultaneously said, “Chiang Mai!”

I know there’s a whole world out there to explore, but it was so good the first time, we couldn’t help being drawn back again for more.

The first time round, we found ourselves making an unscheduled pit stop in Thailand’s second biggest, when our flight was diverted from Luang Prebang. A close friend of mine was actually in Chiang Mai at the same time and I rang her to ask where she […]

March 16th, 2017|Chiang Mai, Destinations, Thailand|0 Comments

Fabienne Moreau, Veuve Clicquot, Reims

The Veuve in Veuve Clicquot is Madame Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot. Married at 21 to François Clicquot, she was widowed only six years later. Left in control of his company, she stuck in and truly created the brand as we know today.
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March 14th, 2017|Best Sips Worldwide|0 Comments

A Bit of France: Reims – The City of Bubbly

Reems (Eng.) or Rance (Fre.), it truly doesn’t matter how you pronounce it. I mean we say Paris and it is technically called Paree! The most important word you need to know is Champagne.

Best known for its incredible cathedral, Reims is footsteps away from the vineyards of France’s most popular export! Only 45 minutes from Paris, a day trip to sip the bubbly stuff is easy as Pommery on any holiday to the City of Lights.

A mix of architecture, from Medieval wonders, Renaissance houses, Roman ruins, plus little of the two Arts, Deco and Nouveau, thrown in for good measure, make Reims an architecture jewel.

Heavily attacked by the Germans in World War I, George Burdett Ford, an American architect and Art Deco fan, was brought […]

March 9th, 2017|Destinations, France, Reims|4 Comments