Tag: wine

Easter fare: lamb wellington

It might not be a standard Easter this year, but we’ll still be finding time for a long lunch. For the occasion, our Head Chef Stewart Turner suggests a rather indulgent, showstopping lamb wellington As we approach Easter, thoughts always turn to lamb. While we might not be hosting extended family or friends, there’s no […]

The “right” time

Whether it’s books, art or bottles, once we’re hooked on something, we become magpies – guiltily gathering a collection of all that’s shiny, new and exciting. But too often special wines or spirits are put to one side, left to wait for the longed-for perfect occasion. Here our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead – and shameless […]

Bordeaux 2019: a vintage in limbo

This week our team would normally be out in Bordeaux, tasting the 2019 vintage from barrel and sharing daily reports on the wines. But, with the global Coronavirus pandemic, En Primeur is on hold. So what does that mean – for the wines, the region and the trade? This week I was meant to be […]

Store-cupboard recipes: bagna càuda

With Piedmont still at the forefront of our minds, our Head Chef looks to his store-cupboard for inspiration. The result is a simple recipe taking advantage of relatively few ingredients – perfect for quarantine cooking Bagna càuda is a staple in Piedmont. Often seen as an appetiser, it’s served warm – a little bit like […]