Food & Wine Archive

A very special occasion: A dinner with Bonneau du Martray

Last’s week dinner with Bonneau du Martray was a very special occasion. The wines are among the most magical whites produced in Burgundy, Jean Charles is among those gifted winemakers that is able to communicate the magic of soil and vines and there is a changing of the guard at...
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Bonneau du Martray dinner

I have worked with the Bonneau du Martray wines since the 2000 vintage so all the usual bias warnings apply here. This was a rather different dinner because it was a chance to say “au revoir” (but certainly not a full good bye) to Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière...
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Peter Sisseck in London: Psi, Chateau Rocheyron and Dominio de Pingus

I am almost criminally late in writing this up. It is nice to think back almost a year, as I sit back in Wales on holiday, to having Peter in London for two whole days. How Peter juggles his three main projects – Dominio de Pingus, Psi & Chateau Rocheryon...
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Top 5 vegetarian and vegan wines

It might be surprising to learn that not all wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.  Our simple guide helps you understand what you can drink. How do you know if a wine is vegetarian or vegan? To know whether a wine is a vegetarian or vegan, you need to look at...
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Perfect Pairing: Family recipes by Chateau La Tour de l’Eveque

Rosé is the ultimate feel-good wine during spring and summer. It’s perfectly refreshing for warm days and paired with Mediterranean food, the fruitiness and delicateness of the wines will blow your taste buds away. Our winemaker and friend Régine Sumeire from Château la Tour de l’Evèque has published a mouthwatering cookbook entitled ‘Wine...
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Interview with Régine Sumeire, winemaker at Château La Tour de l’Evêque

The majestic Château La Tour de l’Evêque stands in the commune of Pierrefeu in Provence, surrounded by the woody and crystalline stones of the Maurettes hills, an extension of the “Massif des Maures”. The Château La Tour de l’Evêque, also known as the Château La Tour Sainte-Anne, was acquired by...
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March Special Pairing with Bleeding Heart Restaurants

This month we’ve teamed up with Bleeding Heart Restaurants and offer you this delicate recipe to get you through the final push to spring. Bleeding Heart’s long–established and extremely popular French Restaurant offers superb food in historical surroundings within the centre of London. It takes its name from the yard where it...
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Meet our Italian Producers

We interviewed three of our favourite Italian producers. Giovanna – La Tunella Which of your wines are in currently your fridge at home? La Tunella Sauvignon Blanc. It is fresh, fruity and easy to drink. I also chill the Pinot Nero in the summer – it is perfect with chicken What would you typically...
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Introducing Champagne J.M. Labruyere

On Thursday last week we held the launch of Champagne J.M.Labryuere – I’ll be honest it wasn’t like a “normal” Champagne launch – no glitz or gizmos! We simply hosted a lunch and a dinner and let Edouard Labruyere tell the story of a new estate. The house as a whole...
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February Special Pairing: Slow-roasted pork belly & Cabernet Sauvignon

We've teamed up with Roast Restaurant to bring you mouth-watering food and wine pairing. Their menu is a tribute to the farmers, fishermen, growers and wine makers. Using only the finest, fresh ingredients we bring you their signature slow-roasted pork belly signature dish paired with Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon. Discover the full recipe ...
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