Drinking with Phill and Mags

drinking with Phill and Mags

Phill Humphries and Mags Rivett

Your monthly celebration of all things quaffable.

Phill and Mags are wine enthusiasts, not to mention all the other drinks they can be found enjoying.

They bring you hints, tips, recommendations, information and a range of interviews from winemakers, vineyards, retailers and restaurants.

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – June 2024

Drinking with Phill and Mags – June 2024

This month we report back on our respective exam results, Napoleon gets name checked twice, Phill enjoys Türkiye and Mags waxes lyrical about Corsica.  Plus we have some weird and wonderful items of wine news to educate and entertain!

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – May 2024

Drinking with Phill and Mags – May 2024

This month we have been eating at and talking to Hambledon vineyard enjoying their new Cellar Door dining experience.  We also variously celebrate and lament our choice to undertake some more training in wine and beer. 

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – April 2024

Drinking with Phill and Mags – April 2024

The tension builds as exams approach for both of us! We have news of rivers of wine in Spain, paper bottles in Aldi, and reflect on alcohol duty. Mags fills us in on Cabernet Franc and comes close to guessing Phill’s recommendation.

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – March 2024

Drinking with Phill and Mags – March 2024

This month Mags starts to feel nervous about French Wine and Phill signs up for a few beers and talks to Natalya the beer queen of of WSET. We explore the seafood friendly wine of Muscadet, hear a German fairy story from the DDR, delight in the news of the British wine harvest and hear more about the lost pubs of Petersfield.

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – December 2023

Drinking with Phill and Mags – December 2023

We feel we have to warn you Phill breaks into song during this Christmas episode!

We will bring you the wonders of Algeria, Test Valley Gin, Christmas cocktails and wines as we have a bit of fun preparing for the festive season.

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – November 2023

Drinking with Phill and Mags – November 2023

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – so we are warming ourselves with some Remarkable drinks from East Meon and some warming ales. Along the way we will look at the rare grape Romartin, discover the mistake that was the making of Guiness and Mags talks to a winemaker in Horndean who is either a very small vineyard or a very big hobbyist!

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