Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Latin America in a glass

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

Globe-trotter Nick Snaith sent us a brief report from Mexico and Guatemala on the beers he uncovered on a recent


Container yourselves

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

Fresh on the back of scooping two awards (Tourism & Leisure and Commercial) at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


An artistic way to handle bars

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

The words resonate beautifully enough on their own, but is there any more comforting alliteration than “beer, bikes and bars”?


From back yard to cathedral

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

County Durham, once known for its coal mines and heavy industry, is now an area of regeneration and promoted as


A European wine adventure

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

When asked “which three countries produce the most wine in the world”, you’re likely to guess one will be France,


The English are coming

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

Suzanne Locke springs some indigenous wine surprises As I sit writing this on St George’s Day, I cast my mind


Durham fast-forwarding

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

A brand is a perception of a company or product built over time, tapping subconsciously into people’s experiences and emotions.


To the workers

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

The design work might be entirely new but Consett Ale Works’ new branding reflects its industrial history, writes Alastair Gilmour


Small village big ambitions

May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour

Country pubs are under pressure from all quarters, particularly when the population of your home village barely scrapes above 300.



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