Month: July, 2017

Britain’s best seafood festivals

Crab, lobster, oysters or haddock – Britain’s 7,723 miles of coastline are home to shores of the freshest fish. We’ve selected five of the best festivals celebrating our nation’s seafood, and asked our Head of Events and Education Richard Veal to pick the bottles to take along with you Arbroath Sea Fest – Arbroath, Scotland, 5th to […]

Cask strength

The vessels that take wine from grape to bottle, through fermentation and maturation, have a huge impact on how it tastes. Here Martin Hudson MW explores the world of barriques and botte, concrete and clay The oldest archaeological records of wine storage involve clay pots, rather than wooden vessels. Whether wood was used in ancient […]

A culinary culture

Txokos are societies dedicated to celebrating northern Spain’s extraordinary culinary and vinous heritage. Food writer Victoria Stewart reports on how these gastronomic gatherings came about and what goes on behind the societies’ (normally) shut doors Sitting in a room that feels like the intersection of a village hall and a somewhat dated restaurant, on one […]

Joining the revolution

This week saw a panel of the very best in the drinks business discuss its future in Borough Market; we sent Lex Self to report on the action Tuesday night saw the second iteration of Borough Talks – a series of public debates, held at Borough Market, dealing with the current state and future of […]