Entries by Jude King

Recipe Collection – Sri Lankan Fish Curry

Having visited Sri Lanka in 2017 we developed a real love for the fresh bold flavours of the food out there, not to mention the rainbow of spices which fill your senses every day.  There’s no wine out there, well, the off bottle of brown Mateus Rosé gathering dust behind the bar – if you […]

Dormant winter vines – time to get picking!

If you take a drive through the Sussex countryside you might stumble upon the odd vineyard, in fact Sussex is the most densely planted county in the country housing 23 vineyards in total.  In 2016, East and West Sussex combined produced over a quarter of the wine produced in the whole of the UK. It’s winter, […]

Wine and canapé pairing – 6 great combinations

We are just getting set for today’s tasting which we are holding at Emma’s kitchen in Twyford, Berkshire. This is the 3rd tasting we have hosted there so we are always careful to show new wines and fresh canapé ideas. The line up for this wine tasting: Sacchetto Pinot Brut Spumante (Italy) Casas del Bosque […]

Recipe Collection – Strawberry Salami Canapé

Possibly the most unusual canapés I have ever invented, but it was tried and tested at our South African wine tasting in June 2018 and it went down a storm! We called it: ‘Coppetta di Salami with infused Balsamic Strawberry, Cream Cheese’ Ingredients: Salami – make it a nice one Seasonal, fresh British Strawberries Fresh […]

Recipe Collection – Teriyaki Salmon Skewers

My favourite BBQ starter, sorry Chippolatas you’re last year’s flavour! teriyaki ˌtɛrɪˈjɑːki noun a Japanese dish consisting of fish or meat marinated in soy sauce and grilled. a mixture of soy sauce, sake, ginger, and other flavourings, used in Japanese cooking as a marinade or glaze for fish or meat dishes. I basically do a sweep […]

Recipe Collection – Gazpacho

Perfect for warm evenings, straight out of the fridge and fresh as a daisy! Suggested Ingredients: 6 big, plump, ripe tomatoes 1 large white onion 3 spring onions 3 cloves of garlic 1 red pepper 1 green pepper bunch of flat leaf parsley bunch of basil 1 good glug of olive oil salt and pepper […]

South African Wine Tasting – the canapés

  27th June 2018 @The Polka Theatre, Wimbledon: 50 of you descended on the Polka Theatre for an evening of ‘lekka’ South African wines and delicious canapés. By all accounts a fun evening was had by all.   We had many recipe requests, so see below for the first, the Mushroom Risotto. Also a little […]

Hay Festival 2018

Hay-on-Wye, Wales.  24th May – 3rd June 2018 “Empathy, ingenuity and resilience – the core of our humanity and hope.  That’s what we’re going to celebrate in Hay in May.” Peter Florence, Director, Hay Festival We are very proud to be one of the select few chosen to take a trade stand at the fabulous […]

Wine and Spice Pairing – Coriander/Cilantro

It’s mentioned in the Bible and written in Sanskrit, it’s believed to have been used for over 6000 years – perhaps food back then wasn’t as bland as one would expect! Coriander, as we know it, is known in North America as Cilantro, well that is used to refer to the leaves and stalk, which […]

Christmas gifts for valued clients

I’m afraid to say that it is indeed that time of year again.   It comes around so quickly and we have only just finished celebrating summer! So, what are you going to do for your values clients this year?  Do you give client gifts?  Have you ever received a gift as a client? Well, […]