We have features on just about every aspect of gin, from cocktails and recipes to interviews with key industry figures. We hope you enjoy browsing the archive.

Hendrick’s and You Know who win through.. Aug 2012

Our Ultimate G&T Tasting Experience is certainly throwing up some unexpected results. Ten gins, three tonic waters and a panel of gin freaks consisting of Jake Burger of the Ginstitute, acclaimed spirits writer Patience Gould and Geraldine Coates, Editor of … Continue reading

Gin the English Spirit Aug 2012

Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates comes over all patriotic Although gin is now very much an international spirit produced and consumed all over the world, to my mind it still remains an English drink.  Partly that is because it has a … Continue reading

Gin Cocktails and Food Friends Jul 2012

Pairing cocktails with food is not exactly a new idea. Walk around any decent sized Spanish town during the hours of paseo and you’ll see people enjoying their sundowners with a bowl of delicious tapas in front of them.  Russians … Continue reading

Lowdown on the first Gin Jaunts at the London Gin Club Jul 2012

Review of The London Gin Club by David T Smith This month saw the launch of the Gin Jaunts menu at The Star at Night’s London Gin Club. The London Gin Club was founded in 2012. Membership is free and … Continue reading

The American Gin Summit 2012 Jul 2012

David Smith of Summer Fruit Cup reports on the first American Gin Summit for Gintime To embrace the international aspect of the 4th annual World Gin Day, I decided to arrange an American gin tasting, accompanied by open discussion on … Continue reading

The Feathers Enters the Record Books with 161 Gins Jun 2012

David T. Smith aka Mr. Summerfruit Cup reports for Gintime on his visit to The Feathers Hotel the day the Guinness World Record team arrived.  What is already proving to be a rather gin-filled June (with World Gin Day on … Continue reading

Schhhhh you don’t know who! May 2012

Patience Gould reports on the first of Gintime’s Ultimate Gin and Tonic Tasting with a special look at the tonic waters. In tandem with gin’s renaissance there is, quite rightly, a renewed focus on tonic water. There are some magnificent … Continue reading

New York’s Best Martini Bars May 2012

Jackie Hunter, award winning food and drink writer, shares her experience of the violet hour in New York, reputed birthplace of the Martini. It’s 6pm in Midtown Manhattan, that deadened time of day when work is done with but it’s … Continue reading

Musing on the Quest for Gin Authenticity May 2012

Geraldine Coates looks at the other side of the fashion for a return to the past in gin and classic cocktails. It seems that currently one can’t get through a day without a missive popping into one’s inbox bearing news … Continue reading

What Makes a Gin look like a Gin? Feb 2012

The recent launch of Plymouth Gin’s new packaging has inspired Patience Gould to have a look at the design and packaging trends that prevail in the growing gin firmament. We all know the important role that design and packaging plays … Continue reading