The cocktail hour

There are few better things in life than a really good cocktail – but you needn’t be a master mixologist to shake one up at home. Here are three easy serves to savour on a summer evening

Sir Lunchalot: what is en primeur?

Our Agony Uncle is back from a particularly long lunch. In his latest missive, he comes to the rescue of a dinner party guest finding himself lost when talk turns to “en primeur”

Essential ingredients: short rib

As Bordeaux’s most illustrious châteaux release their 2018 wines en primeur, our Head Chef Stewart Turner finds inspiration for a decadent beef dish, while Buyer Oliver Barton suggests the perfect pairing – an unusual and deliciously fresh style of Claret

Essential ingredients: morels and wild garlic

Our Head Chef Stewart Turner rustles up a deliciously simple spring recipe that makes the most of the season’s bounty; while Adam Holden from our Wholesale team recommends the perfect bottles to enjoy alongside his wild garlic, morel and egg hash