Tag: Picnic

A dance to the music of wine

As reviews of the season’s country operas start to fill the broadsheets, Simon Field MW – Champagne, Rhône and Spain Buyer – advises on the sustenance required to take you from overture to final bow. Financial hardships aside, ENO is on a high at the moment and the ROH is, well, the ROH. Magnificent temples […]

The best of tests

In the fourth instalment of our series on the art of picnicking, Fergus Stewart from our Fine Wine team reports on a recent trip to the cricket at Lord’s, and the bottles that followed play. Of all the great sporting occasions, I struggle to think of one that allows for a gentle day of vinous […]

Midsummer feasts: Chorizo Scotch eggs

Ensuring your picnic basket is packed with only the finest treats, our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides a premium update on the humble Scotch egg. Another slightly retro classic, which for me is a picnic must, the Scotch egg is a joy to behold, and when properly made, is as far removed from the mass-produced […]

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 […]