Category: Miscellaneous

Mince pies: a London Shop classic

The arrival of December means that mince pies are firmly on the menu. A favourite of our Executive Chef Stewart Turner, they’re served fresh from the kitchen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in our London Shop. Pop in between 1pm – 6pm to enjoy a complimentary mince pie, or have a go at making them […]

A Christmas dram with Rob Whitehead

In the final instalment of our festive tasting series, the 2005 Own Selection Orkney Scotch whisky takes the limelight. Rob Whitehead, our Spirits Buyer, tells us the story behind this winter-friendly whisky and explains why it’s such a wonderful match for festive fare.

Why we should all be drinking magnums at Christmas

Nothing makes an impact quite like a magnum of fine wine on the Christmas table. Its grand presence marks the arrival of festivities, and the spirit of generosity. But there are other reasons why a magnum is the best format for a fine wine. Adam Holden takes a closer look.   Who doesn’t love a magnum […]

Beautifully aged Port with Fergus Stewart

In the third video of our festive tasting series, we turn the spotlight on the 1977 Dow’s Port. Having been aged for over four decades, it would make an indulgent festive treat. In this short video, Fergus Stewart delves a little deeper.