Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur: tasting the vintage

This year, we’re tasting 2020 En Primeur in Basingstoke rather than Bordeaux. With the samples freshly arrived from the châteaux, discover how the team approached the vintage and hear Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle’s first impressions. Fresh from the tasting: Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur The build-up to tasting Bordeaux En Primeur is always exciting. Usually, the […]

Our founding figure: the Widow Bourne

Our business was founded more than 320 years ago by a woman we know only as “the Widow Bourne”. Although we no longer sell tea and coffee, we’re incredibly proud of our roots as a grocer’s. Little is known about the mysterious woman who founded our business in 1698. We don’t know how or when […]

Our neighbours: John Lobb

In the last article of our series for the autumn/winter issue of No.3 magazine, we follow in the footsteps of St James’s most well-heeled gentlemen to speak to Jonathan Lobb, of the eponymous shoemaker. For many in St James’s, doing business is very much a family affair. “I’m trained as a last maker and master […]

Our Rum Orchard Sour cocktail

What could be more warming on a chilly day than a dram of Barbados Rum? Here it’s combined with the perfect balance of sweet and sour ingredients to lift spirits and warm cockles. Ingredients 20ml lime juice2 teaspoons of apricot jam1 pinch of cinnamon50ml Barbados Rum1 egg white, or use Aqua Faba for a veggie […]