Posts Tagged: Kombucha

After the success and sell out of our 1st batch of Vintner’s Companion in April, we have spent the last number of weeks fine tuning the blend for this release.

It is the product of many months’ work and the coming together of minds between ourselves and Chef Cúán Green, formally of Noma and Bastible.

The Vintner’s Companion is a natural wine alternative. An alcohol-free beverage to savour. Our aim was to develop a fermented drink that looks and feels like a wine but without the Wednesday morning guilt. And so here it is: a sophisticated and fresh beverage with the mouthfeel of a well-made wine, minus the hangover. The flavour is smooth with smoky undertones, bruised apple, and toasted butter. Deliciously aromatic and nutty, it’s made with organic produce and brewed in Dublin.

We have been testing our product over the last couple of months, bridging together a number of techniques used in the food industry and the beverage world. What is so wonderful about collaborations is the exchange of knowledge between two parties, and working with Cúán has brought his knowledge of local ingredients (often foraged) and techniques into our world of tea and fermentation.

Nab a bottle: Click and collect

Pre-order starts this Saturday 22nd May via Ómós online store.

for pick-up in Phibsborough on Saturday 29th May 12 – 3pm

Clement & Pekoe Stores, 24-25 Blessington St, Inns Quay, Dublin, D07 EC53.

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Kombucha is a fermented tea drink, rich in healthy acids, antioxidants and vitamin B. It is a healthy alternative to soft drinks; it’s naturally carbonated with a slightly sour/acidic taste.

Looking after our health is now more important than ever. Eating healthy is something we can control but more importantly enjoy. Did you know the importance of focusing on healthy gut?
70% of our immune system is driven by our gut. So understandably, we need to look after it. A good way of doing that is introducing probiotics: dairy products, fermented foods or healthy acids into our diet.

So, What is Kombucha? Well, it is delicious firstly, but also a source of these healthy bacteria. By introducing these into our gut, our natural system is restarted and starts to working again the way it should. That means our bodies are getting more vitamins, more antioxidants (little guys protecting our healthy cells) and more healthy bacteria.
This means our immunity system is getting stronger and we are more immune against various illnesses as well as more energized. In no way are we saying Kombucha is a magic elixir that cures the world, but it will definitely bring goodness for you gut (and did we mention it
is delicious!)

More and more people are trying various things at home these days, such as sourdough (another fermented food), so why not try to make your own Kombucha as well? We offer our starter kits online as well as our amazing Kombucha, that comes with fully organic ingredients and manual on “how to”. For any other questions just log in to our website to
FAQ section or fly us message through Facebook or Instagram

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Posted by in: 23.10.2018

This was the day to explore, drink and eat as much as we possibly could – everything and anything fermented.

Our first stop was place called ‘Rök’, Scandinavian restaurant in Islington. Their menu was impressive! Fermented starters and sides featuring various root vegetable, pickled vegetable and fruit as part of every dish on the menu. And the wine was pretty good too (organic and fermented, so it still counts right?)
A very simple menu but perfect in every detail. Definitely a lunch to remember and whet our appetite for the day ahead.

Our next stop was ‘Rawduck’ in Hackney where they offer huge amount of different pickles, and most importantly Kombucha and Kombucha cocktails – the main reason of our visit. We tried some interesting flavours, and left feeling very inspired. We also visited their “sister” Little duck The Picklery later that evening that impressed us with large sharing table full of goodness, and wall packed with various ferments.

Our main reason to cross the pond was however, to attend a masterclass run by very successful Kombucha maker Adam from JARR kombucha, hosted by Sanolife. This masterclass was all about nutritions, balanced diet AND kombucha. The evening was being open by lovely Heather from Sanolife who is nutritionist and was talking about the importance of balanced diet, sugar, microbiome and understanding of what we put into our bodies. Second part of the event belonged to Adam.
Adam is in the business since 2015 and is very knowledgeable. He shared his experience and knowledge, his journey from living in California and moving to London to start his Kombucha business. Adam was explaining the importance of choosing the right vessel, sugar, experiments with different types of teas, and what to be aware of when brewing either in small or large scale. Part of the masterclass was to prepare our own kombucha, which unfortunately we couldn’t do as we were flying back. We managed to smuggle some of the SCOBY back to Dublin though!! 🙂
The evening was finished with Q&A’s while we were munching on delicious food provided by Sanolife, yum!

We had a great time in London and will be definitely back soon for more “research” !!!

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