IF you've ever wondered how the royal family holds a barbecue - Prince Philip does the cooking - or wanted to give your outdoor grilling technique a gourmet spin look no further than a new book, Burnt Sausages & Perfect Pimm's.
It's produced by the makers of Pimm's, the long, refreshing drink which is synonymous with summer.
They've enlisted the help of top chefs like John Torode, and well-known names such as actress Maureen Lipman and former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond.
Look out for tips, fun facts, recipes, cartoons and know-how on preparing the perfect Pimm's. It costs £4.99 from book stores, or www.anyoneforpimms.com
P There's something rather cute about the tiny penguin skittering around the bottles of Little Penguin wines.
These new Australian wines (named after the smallest penguins found along its east coast) taste good and cost little.
They include a good standard Chardonnay and a ruby red Shiraz. Both are £4.99 and available exclusively from Sainsbury's.
Another Aussie newcomer to the supermarket's range is the Skuttlebutt Rose, with a fresh taste and a hint of red berry. It costs £6.99.
P True connoisseurs of alcohol-free refreshments could benefit from research by scientists at Nottingham University, in conjunction with Vimto, which has uncovered the ultimate formula for extracting the maximum flavour from a beverage.
Apparently, if you "suck and swish" you get the highest aroma level, adding to the pleasure.