Tag: claret

A Burns Night Supper (with a twist): lamb, pearl barley and haggis hot-pot

You don’t have to make your own haggis to cook up a feast fit for Rabbie this Burns Night, says our chef Stewart Turner. His riff on the classic neeps and tatties dish is simple, substantial and very, very tasty. This is my take on a Burns Night supper dish: a hearty lamb and pearl […]

Bordeaux begins

Bordeaux 2010. Bordeaux zero-ten, or just Bordeaux ’10? We’re still not totally sure how to refer to it, but either way, there is no doubt that this latest vintage from France’s darling region will be an interesting one. Can it really be another ‘legendary’ vintage? Another once-in-a-lifetime year? We’ll have to get back to you […]

And so it begins…

After the hype and chaos that was Bordeaux 2009, it seems quite incredible to think that yet another great vintage may be on our doorstep. As my colleague Max writes in his blog, all the early indications are that this vintage is very special – but I will be heading down to Bordeaux on Sunday […]

First taste: Bordeaux 2010

Despite the French strikers’ best intentions to keep me out, I made it to Bordeaux eventually to visit some great châteaux and have the first taste of new juice with a handful of our international customers last week. Highlights of the week included watching the harvest come in, tasting the juice and hearing what the […]