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 Left to right: Joel Lynam and Bryan Wilmot died after drinking home brew, while Joshua Lynam and Vincent Summers remain in hospital. Photo: Warwick Daily News.


Left to right: Joel Lynam and Bryan Wilmot died after drinking home brew, while Joshua Lynam and Vincent Summers remain in hospital. Photo: Warwick Daily News.

 

Two men have died and two more are critically ill in hospital after drinking a home-distilled spirit in Queensland, Australia.
It is thought the men have methanol poisoning after drinking the Italian grape-based spirit known as grappa.

Australia’s ABC News reported that authorities were called to a property in Ballandean in south-east Queensland, but they were unable to revive a 21-year-old man who died at the scene. They were later called back to the same house and a 30-year-old man was rushed to hospital. He was in a critical condition, but died at Toowoomba hospital.

 

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Around four million adults in the UK currently brew their own beer or wine at home, according to the financial advice website, http://www.allaboutmoney.com/.
The research found that around 8% of us either regularly or occasionally make our own beer or wine, and another 24% have done so in the past. According to All About Money the practice of home brewing can cost drinkers less than a tenth of the price of a pint down the pub.

Ian Williams of All About Money commented: “When you’re looking for ways to save money, a nice pint after work is probably the last thing you want to give up. But our research shows you can have that pint and save money, and you might just have fun doing it too.

“There’s no substitute for a good pint in your favourite pub or restaurant, but there’s a lot to be said for enjoying something you’ve put your own time and effort into making.”

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Get a full wine tasting kit from Decanter.com

 

How to host your own tasting plus how to taste wines like and expert and write notes

Decanter.com have put together a quick and easy guide to setting up and hosting your own wine tasting for friends and family.

The kit contains all you the information you need, from tips on which kind of tasting to run to a list of popular grape varieties and their characteristics. The kit also tackles the approaches to wine tasting (including judging appearance, smell and taste) and assessment. It explains the methodology behind writing tasting notes and provides an aroma chart to aid you in recognising wine aromas.

They have also included a Decanter tasting sheet for you to make your notes.

 

Decanter full tasting kit (PDF)

Decanter Wine tasting Sheet (PDF)