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Christmas has come and gone, and now we're gearing up for the party of the year. New Year's Eve can be a big blow out affair, or a handful of close friends or just yourself with a good book and a celebratory drink.
This is the week where everything you thought you had time to do - you don't have time to do! Last-minute wrapping and baking and the thousand and one details to attend to.
At a time when many are stocking their bars with premium spirits to host holiday parties, the one crucial ingredient that often gets overlooked is ice.
To some beer drinkers, adding any ingredient to a perfectly poured pint would be sacrilegious.
THE SIX – GUEST WRITTEN BY ROMAIN AVRIL
Every year around this time, we start looking at the food trends we've enjoyed - and the foods coming our way in the new year. Yes eternal favourites, like cupcakes, do have staying power, but algae didn't quite make that big splash everyone was anticipating. Forbes is reporting kale is past its prime, and full fat is where it's at for the next lit
Have your punch bowls handy. Diageo reserve brand ambassador Simon Hooper shows us how to make a Captain Morgan spiced rum punch.
Imagine your whole world is filled with rich, delicicious chocolate - that chocolate is actually your career.