Food & Wine Archive

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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English Sparkling Wine – the perfect fit for New Year’s Eve

After being squished into their distinctive mushroom shape and holding firm like the Thames Barrier against the 5 or 6 atmospheres of pressure fighting to escape, the arrival of December represents the opportunity to escape if you’re a sparkling wine cork residing in warehouses, cellars or shops in the UK....
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A dinner with Bastien Tardieu at 28-50 Fetter Lane

Article written by Will Hargrove, our Head of Fine Wine. Find out more on his blog This dinner ten days ago was one I had been massively looking forward to. I love the wines from The Tardieu family. 28-50 Fetter Lane did a really great job of hosting the dinner, efficient but understated service...
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Winter Comfort Food: Pheasant Recipe

Courtesy of our friends at Game-to-Eat is this recipe for Pheasant breast. Of course you’ll want to bag your own Pheasant if you can, so we’d recommend a few tots of our Sloe Gin while you’re out. Like the recipe below, it’s superb. Pan Seared Breast of Pheasant with Smoked Bacon...
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Why champagne is worth celebrating

Ah champagne. Lovely, bubbly, delicious, historic, prestigious, luxurious champagne. There is no substitute. Yes, of course we love Prosecco and other sparklers – especially English ones! But the popping of a champagne cork is something uniquely special. Champagne bottles are the armoured tanks of the glass world, as they have to contain the enormous pressure the...
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Summer party tips & tricks

So, you’ve sent out your invites and are now preparing for your summer party. But with a load of friends potentially coming, how much wine should you serve and what type? If the weather is hot (fingers crossed), how can you chill the large amount of drinks and for how...
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