Tag: food and wine

A promenader’s picnic

May heralds the booking process for the Proms and, with his tickets safely secured, Tom Cave – our Cellar Plan Manager – looks ahead to the season, making plans for essential pre-concert picnics. I have a propensity for the works of Gustav Mahler and these always enjoy a good representation at the Proms.  To enjoy […]

A guide to the urban picnic

As we embark on London Wine Week, Eleanor Foulkes provides the urbanite’s guide to picnicking; a fuss-free approach for metropolitan foodies, and the perfect bottles to partner the city’s moveable feasts. Summer may be the time for al fresco dining, but cosmopolitan life makes transporting sandwiches tricky, carrying plates a challenge, and finding space for […]

Where is the season taking you?

As we enter the summer months, we have assembled a definitive list of wines and spirits for the coming season, and an accompanying competition to boot. Summer shouldn’t be a solitary affair: it is the season for effervescent garden parties, open-air dining and extended aperitifs. The easing of corks from bottle-necks should be accompanied by […]

How to picnic (properly)

As we (finally) enter the season for al fresco dining, Katie Cooper – Manager of our Wine Club – recalls the pitfalls of picnics past and uses her experience to give you a guide to seamless outdoor feasting. I’m not averse to a sandy sandwich or two. Dental implications aside, they recall childhood memories of picnics […]