Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Unlike French wine, French literature doesn’t travel. You’re thinking de Maupassant and Genet and Flaubert and Collette and De Beauvoir and Nin. I’m not saying there are no good French books, far from it. I’m acknowledging French books don’t ‘cross-over’ as much as they perhaps should. Good French books very often stay in France (see […]

Mid-Week Meals: Blanchette’s Lentil Vinaigrette

We can all agree that cooking mid-week meals can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. And that occasionally (most of the time) those meals would taste a whole lot better with a glass of wine. We’ve teamed up with some inspiring chefs to bring you simple, easy and delicious recipes, like this Lentil Vinaigrette […]

Mid Week Meals: Pisqu’s Quinoa Salad

We can all agree that cooking mid-week meals can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. And that occasionally (most of the time) those meals would taste a whole lot better with a glass of wine. We’ve teamed up with some of London’s most inspiring chefs to bring you simple, easy and delicious recipes, like […]

Wine and cheese lovers rejoice!

We’re so happy that there’s an official day dedicated to celebrating wine and cheese. It really is still the ultimate combination. What makes it great, is that it’s so very versatile. With so many varieties of wine, from all around the globe, it’s only fair that each is matched with its perfect cheesy partner – […]

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Burning Chambers

The first in a quartet, The Burning Chambers sees Kate Mosse return to Carcassone as Catholics and Huguenots clash in the Wars of Religion. It’s a truly epic tale of love and loss. Mosse joined us at the Borders Book Festival in June 2018 with Greg Reid from Corney & Barrow to help us choose […]

Fashion v. Wine

Hey all you fashionistas. London Fashion Week is here! Fashion is not just about clothes. As was once said –   We totally agree. And in celebration of  Fashion Week, we’ve matched a selection of our designer Own Label wines to some of our favourite style icons over the years. Wine, like fashion, will change […]

Corney and Barrow House Wine

Everybody needs a Corney & Barrow label. Keeping your prized bottles away from the younger generation? Looking to impress the new father-in- law? Or just a quiet evening meal. There is always a time and place for Corney & Barrow label wines. Our role is to make sure they excite and surprise, both for quality […]

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Chocolat

Chocolat: A Novel Pairing As Lent begins, a mysterious stranger and her daughter breeze into a dull French town bringing colour, spirit and ‘Chocolat’. Joanne Harris’s bitter-sweet novel is a tale of temptation and perfect for Easter. Helping me choose our #NovelPairings are Olivia Marsh from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles.                                                        […]

The wines we love…

It’s that time of year again. Shopping arcades turn into a sea of red and pink, cute chubby teddy bears line up offering bouquets of heart-shaped chocolates, and panicked shoppers bolt around trying to grab the most thoughtful-looking bunch of flowers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Whatever your thoughts on this most romantic of all holidays, there’s […]