Tag: Christmas Day

Bottles for the bird: wines that work with goose

Butchers across the country are taking orders for a festive bird, leaving only one question for customers: turkey or goose? For those plumping for goose this Christmas, our Wine Club Manager – Katie Cooper – suggests whites and reds to partner its rich, fatty meat. In my house, planning the festive feast takes as much […]

A Wine School guide to Christmas

As 25th December approaches, Barbara Drew, a member of our expert Wine School team, offers some wise words on how to keep Christmas chaos at bay – and the wine flowing. The table piled high with a hefty bird, plus trimmings; a constant battle to avoid flaming more than the Christmas pud as paper hats […]

Christmas with Tom Cave

For Tom Cave, our Cellar Plan Manager, the festive holiday brings welcome respite from recent labours – that, and the opportunity to uncork a bottle or two of something truly special For those in the wine trade, Christmas Day itself is just part of a very welcome few days’ holiday after several exhausting weeks of […]

Christmas with Stewart Turner

Stewart Turner, our inimitable Head Chef, attempts to strike a happy balance between cherished family time and the lure of the kitchen come Christmas-time. Naturally, vinous accompaniments are welcome in both scenarios Christmas is a bit of a double-edged sword for a chef, as it can just be another working day – albeit with a […]