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 – 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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Drinking with Phill and Mags – October 2023

Drinking with Phill and Mags – October 2023

October or stop-tober?  we have plenty of exquisite drinks to consider but in our spirit of “less but better” we also speak to the alcohol education trust and learn about their work, which brings a couple of surprises.

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – Stop-tober special

Drinking with Phill and Mags – Stop-tober special

We often say “less but better” is our watchword but for stop-tober maybe we should all take a step back and consider our relationship with alcohol. The alcohol education trust works with young people though to older people (like us!) to help them manage their drinking.

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – September 2023

Drinking with Phill and Mags – September 2023

This month we are revisiting the fizz fest and taking on board the harvest predictions for France and England.  Phill reports back on Canadian wine and a classic french region.  Mags talks tax, and drinking days – we reckon they need to go together in that order!  Grape of the month is Furmint and we both fantasise about a negroni….

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Drinking with Phill and Mags – August 2023

Drinking with Phill and Mags – August 2023

Summer time and the drinking is easy…remembering less but better is our watchword we sample the delights of Fizz Fest celebrating the vineyards of Hampshire. Mags browses through the Wine GB award winners, Phill visits a cider farm, as he has nothing else on, and Gilbert White of Selbourne brews some beer.

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