A GIN lover has just found the tonic – a £18,000 collection of over 450 bottles of wine.
Allison Strydom has spent the past five years filling drawers at home with the crack that was once known as the “mother’s wreckage”.
She fell in love with the traditional G&T after visiting a distillery with a friend.
The 56-year-old now has a bottle of wine from every country in Europe in her gin palace at her home in Twickenham, West London.
It is out of respect for her collection – which includes brands from Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, India and Southeast Asia – that she is gifted with wine by companies for Reviews on my blog.
The mother of two said: ‘I’ve been drinking gin for as long as I can remember, but after the boom a few years ago, it became more enjoyable. I steer my social life around gin and enjoy meeting brewers and learning their stories.
“I realized that every bottle has a really interesting meaning behind it.”
During her first lockdown, Allison began virtual gin tours from her living room, trying out different gins daily to feature on her Instagram feed.
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