Tag: chardonnay

Wines and seasonal produce

Sophie Nicoll, our resident foodie, uses her latest Wine Club case to inspire some hearty autumnal cooking. Matching wines with seasonal food is nothing short of pleasure in October, which brings with it game, truffles, figs and mushrooms. Not only is this the time for harvest in wine country, it also is the time for […]

My Favourite Wine – Stuart Rae

Having worked in the wine trade for over 10 years now, what amazes me is the forever growing choice of wines on offer. Not only are the goal posts forever changing with a new wine produced each year, but it’s also easy to forget about the wine’s ability to change from one month to the […]

Growing into the Rôle

It is now a full two years since your correspondent selflessly embarked on a fortnight’s voyage of discovery of the vineyards of Champagne. Accompanied by the equally selfless Alun Griffiths MW, I set off on the long and frankly sometimes rather uneventful drive through the badlands of the Pas de Calais, taking advantage of the […]

Midsummer report from Burgundy

A moderately severe winter, though without the deep freeze of the previous year, ended early and a fine spring was ushered in from the middle of March. The wind patterns were unusual, blowing mainly from the north (the benchmark wind on Palm Sunday), cool and dry, or veering right round to the south, warm and […]