Tag: Christmas

Cocoa Queen

Amelia Rope is the dynamic founder of her eponymous range of luxury flavoured chocolate bars, just one of the artisanal British producers we are proud to collaborate with for our seasonal gift hampers. We caught up with her at to talk couverture, Colombia and kraft paper. I set up my business by mistake. I always […]

For a “proper festive mood”

As we embark upon the official party season, we delve into our archives for a pair of perfect punch recipes. Originally published in the autumn of 1960 in our Number Three magazine, these rum- and brandy-laden beverages are bound to make for the merriest of get-togethers. We are often asked at this time of year for […]

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 […]

All stirred up: Christmas pudding

Dare we say it, Christmas is just around the corner. As half-term signposts its approach, thoughts turn to initial preparations in the kitchen. Here our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides a classic recipe for Christmas pudding, meaning that there is one less thing on the to-do list. This is a Christmas pudding in the classic […]