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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Festive Party Pairings

I adore cooking, and eating, but only at my leisure. Few things amputate the appetite faster than the manic rush of last minute food preparation before guests arrive at your home. These days I write, and cook, from the perspective of a working mother of two adorable, but very small children (girl, 3 and boy, […]

The worthiest of wines

I’m interested to know where people buy wine? Do you add a bottle or two to your weekly supermarket shop? Are you signed up to a monthly wine club where you get a mystery mixed case delivered to your door? Or, like me, do you have a cellar plan at a traditional wine merchant and […]

Summer drinking (no sun required)

  We can’t guarantee beautiful British weather over the bank holiday, but we can promise a way to fill your wine rack with some seriously tasty tipples. And if the lazy August days have made deciding on a wine a bit tricky, we’ve narrowed it down for you with our top 5 summer wines.   […]

Picnic: Top 10 food & wine pairings

We all love a picnic. According to Wikipedia, the first usage of the word in print can be traced back to 1692, in Tony Willis’s Origines de la Langue Française, in which he mentions the term ‘pique-nique’ as being of recent origin.[1] The interesting part is that the term ‘picnic’ originally described a BYO situation […]

The Unstoppable Rise Of English Sparkling Wine

Celebrate English Wine Week with Wiston Estate! It all started in the 1970s. Pip Goring, newly married to Harry the current owner of Wiston Estate, wanted to plant vineyards to remind her of her youth in Cape Town. The deemed vines too difficult to grow at that point. Though Pip never forgot about her dream. […]

Rule Britannia

On hearing that you work in the wine trade, a very frequent question posed is what is the best wine you have consumed? For me the answer has always been the same, it is not just about the wine, but the wine and the occasion. My fondest wine memories have also been special moments in […]