Category: Miscellaneous

Essential ingredients: smoked salmon

In our books, smoked salmon is as essential at Christmas as Champagne (perhaps using a slightly liberal definition of “essential”). While delicious on its own, our Head Chef Stewart Turner’s terrine – as easy as it is impressive – might just be the ultimate dinner party starter Smoked salmon is synonymous with Christmas for me, […]

A Lyons Christmas

For many of us, Christmas offers the excuse to open a few truly special bottles; here, Will Lyons shares with us the wines he has lined up for 25th December and beyond In the far corner of my cellar, just before the jumble of loosely packed Claret cases, stands a metal wine rack, around eight […]

The Tichborne Case

In the 19th century, the curious habit of weighing our customers proved its worth – providing essential evidence in establishing an Australian butcher’s true identity. Here, Will Lyons explains how It was a case which captivated Victorian society for decades but is now largely forgotten. It involved an aristocrat – presumed drowned at sea, one […]

In praise of the magnum

As we approach Christmas – the time, if any, that we all deserve a touch of indulgence – Private Account Manager Jared Ehret considers why size does (sometimes) matter, pondering the virtues of the majestic magnum That smutty adage, of size not being as important as the way it’s used, strikes me as profoundly true […]