Tag: Summer 2015

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 […]

Midsummer feasts: barbecued salmon

Barbecues needn’t mean hunks of red meat and macho marinades; in this week’s recipe our Head Chef Stewart Turner recommends a sophisticated salmon dish for a stylish midsummer feasts. Salmon is one of those fish that seems to divide opinion these days. A bit like chicken, mass-produced and farmed fish has given a bad reputation […]

Summer libations: Pink & Ginger

In our ongoing series of spirited concoctions suited to summer drinking, Amanda Baxter reveals a recipe for the ultimate thirst-quencher using our Mauritian rum, the Pink & Ginger. Mauritius; the word alone is evocative of white beaches, blue skies, warm sun and its lush green mountains. The rare pink pigeon – yes, it is a […]

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 […]