Naughty & Nice Festive Treats

Our annual round up of festive afternoon teas is here again. We love nothing more than exploring sweet and savoury treats over Christmas and New Year, with a glass of bubbles or favourite cup of tea. We have selected some of our favourite spots to celebrate the most quintessential of British past-times, perfect when [...]

Naughty & Nice Festive Treats2023-12-04T14:27:16+00:00

The Best Sparkling Wines for Christmas

Stock up your larder for the festive season with our recommendations of sparkling wines from around the world, along with a couple of leading non-alcoholic options. Perfect as an aperitif, or to match with appetisers, crispy nibbles, seafood and sweet puddings, bubbles (in our humble opinion) are the only way to start, and continue [...]

The Best Sparkling Wines for Christmas2023-11-17T11:04:25+00:00

Our Winter Events Edit

The festive season is our favourite time of the year to get out and about with friends and family. Whether it’s discovering arts and crafts, floral winter wonderlands or learning new skills to brighten our homes and tables, our winter events calendar is starting to look very sparkly and bright. PS: please check the [...]

Our Winter Events Edit2023-11-17T11:04:56+00:00

Sparkling Christmas Cocktail Recipes

It’s the party season and what better way to celebrate than with some sparkles? Try your hand at these sparkling wine cocktail recipes, including three delicious non-alcoholic options, and you’re sure to add some fizz-tastic fun to your festive gatherings.   Fine & Fancy The American Bar, The Savoy From one of the [...]

Sparkling Christmas Cocktail Recipes2023-12-02T11:54:53+00:00

Grape expectations!

English and Welsh sparkling wines have been on wine bar and restaurant menusfor some time now, led by the classic Champagne trio of Chardonnay,Pinot Noir and Meunier. If we travel into the not-so-distant future, we predict local wine lists will feature more international and warm-weather-loving wines from grapes such as Merlot, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, [...]

Grape expectations!2023-09-11T14:42:04+01:00

Autumn break: Visit beautiful Leonardslee House & Gardens, Sussex

When the stars and vines align, magic is created. With luxury vineyard accommodation, a Michelin-starred restaurant, all surrounded by lakes and gardens, Leonardslee House in West Sussex is a truly magical escape all year round.   Words by Bronwen Batey   I love dragonflies. Dragonflies are nature’s barometer of a pure, untainted environment, [...]

Autumn break: Visit beautiful Leonardslee House & Gardens, Sussex2023-10-24T13:58:14+01:00

An English Vineyard Kitchen

Discover a dining experience in West Sussex amongst the vines that is as deliciously natural as it is palate-tingling fun. A new vineyard experience We love matching wine with food and now one of our favourite vineyards in West Sussex has taken this experience to another level with the launch of their Vineyard Kitchen. [...]

An English Vineyard Kitchen2023-09-02T15:22:59+01:00

The Nature of Champagne

Going from vine to champagne flute requires many years and many hands. As you sip your favourite bubbles from the world’s most famous wine region, its journey is filled with history, tradition and incredible skill. Yet, with sustainability a hot topic on today’s agenda, do you know how natural those bubbles really are? [...]

The Nature of Champagne2023-11-17T11:07:54+00:00

Little Green Book presents: The Haywood family from Astley Vineyard

Planted in 1971 and now one of the oldest commercial vineyards in the UK, Astley in Worcestershire is best known for its sparkling and still wines made from old Kerner vines. Here we meet with its custodians, the Haywood family, and find out how their experimental, sustainable approach to wine making has evolved into [...]

Little Green Book presents: The Haywood family from Astley Vineyard2023-08-04T10:06:22+01:00