Tag: wine

Notes from the vineyard: settling

As much of the country is dusted with snow, something else is settling in the tanks at Nyetimber. In his final post for 2017, winemaker Brad Greatrix follows the festive season in the winery Most of our tanks have now finished their fermentation processes and are starting a slow, natural clarification by settling. We’ll be […]

Essential ingredients: smoked salmon

In our books, smoked salmon is as essential at Christmas as Champagne (perhaps using a slightly liberal definition of “essential”). While delicious on its own, our Head Chef Stewart Turner’s terrine – as easy as it is impressive – might just be the ultimate dinner party starter Smoked salmon is synonymous with Christmas for me, […]

A Lyons Christmas

For many of us, Christmas offers the excuse to open a few truly special bottles; here, Will Lyons shares with us the wines he has lined up for 25th December and beyond In the far corner of my cellar, just before the jumble of loosely packed Claret cases, stands a metal wine rack, around eight […]

Pineau d’Aunis: the original Claret?

Featured in one of this month’s Wine Club cases, Pineau d’Aunis is a little-known grape from the Loire – producing bright, spicy reds. Here, our Buyer for the region, Simon Field MW, shares a little more about this intriguing variety Whimsy is essential in the wine trade, made possible because – behind the facts, the […]