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The Amateur Drinker: Vintage memories of Blackberry Way

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries red wine

The Amateur Drinker: Will gin be my perfect tonic?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, gin and tonic

The Amateur Drinker: Getting the (craft) beers in

After a lifetime of not drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle. This week, he tries craft beer

The Amateur Drinker: A piña colada epiphany

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke is hitting the bottle. This week, he gives retro cocktails a go

The Amateur Drinker: An eye-watering introduction to vodka

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing

The Amateur Drinker: Is fizz worth all the fuss?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing. This week, he gives prosecco a go

The Amateur Drinker: Will Guinness be good for me?

After a lifetime of non-drinking, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle – and he’s starting with a return to his Irish roots