Eating perfectly cooked grouse with a judiciously selected bottle or two is one of the great gastronomic delights. But what to pair with (arguably) Britain's most delicious game bird? Good, old red Burgundy 'The traditional answer to the question of what to drink with grouse is 'a bottle of good, old red burgundy.
Over the last few days we have been delighted to read some glowing reviews for a couple of our favourite wines:
Why L&S 'Wine of the Week'? This wine was a unanimous favorite by all four Lea & Sandeman shops and just reviewed by Ben from our Barnes shop: ‘We re-tasted this terrific Gruner at the last generic Austrian Wine event a few weeks ago. A scintillating effort from a top-tier vineyard and producer.
An Estuarine Christmas with the Sandemans The Sandeman family are heading to the depths of South Devon to spend another Christmas in the Goodshelter estuary, inland from Salcombe. Not actually 'in' the estuary, of course, but in the beautifully secluded and remote cottage which sits on the edge of the water at the head of the creek.
The Last Shot - end of a season. This week-end saw the end of the shooting season, for me at least, and what a season it has been. Please don't get me wrong, I am not out there biffing pheasants every week-end like many of my successful banking and lawyer friends.