Month: May, 2014

Notes from the vineyard: a lot of bottle

This week, the usually tranquil Gusbourne vineyards will be working to a new soundtrack as the bottling line clanks into action. Over the coming days, the team will be flat-out transferring 2013’s wine from tanks into bottles so that secondary fermentation can begin. Here, winemaker Charlie Holland brings us up to speed. The crop we’re […]

A sneak preview: the new-look Warehouse Shop

The stock has arrived, the paint has dried… and excitement is building: we are just a few days away from the official re-opening of The Warehouse Shop, Hampshire. Those who, in the past, frequented the Bin End Shop (as our outlet was previously known), will be well-acquainted with its potential as a source of impressive […]

Coffee and wine: closer than you think

It’s no secret that, some 300 years ago, Berry Bros. & Rudd began life as a purveyor of coffee – the sign of the mill still hangs outside our door – so we were interested to see new parallels being drawn between the worlds of coffee and wine. Emily Monsell reports. “Smooth, spicy, rich and […]

Spring chicken…

The height of May, with spring in full-stride, means a glut of new flavours in the kitchen: from earthy morels to quintessentially English asparagus, chef Stewart Turner gets stuck in with this sensational chicken dish. Nothing shouts spring like wild garlic, and when we first see it arrive in the kitchen we know that a […]