A SUMMER TO SAVOUR
Fine wine expert Patrick Sewell has some recommendations for seasonal tipples
Heralded as the quintessential and original pale rosé, Chateau Saint Pierre Tradition Provence Rosé is “essentially summer in a bottle,” says Patrick. “Dry with a refreshing acidity mixed with subtle raspberry and strawberry notes and a dash of Provençal herbs. All you need is a sunny afternoon with this one.”
The Malt Coast Pale Ale is an exciting new craft ale, made at Branthill Farm near Wells-NextThe-Sea, producers of some of the best malting barley in the country. “Clean, crisp and refreshing in taste with zesty citrus notes, this is a quality brew, perfect for a barbecue,” Patrick notes.
Continuing its growth in popularity, a fine gin will surely be high on the list of many summertime drinkers. Norfolk’s Archangel Rhubarb Gin is a combination of locally-made Archangel Gin that has been infused with a liberal quantity of rhubarb. “The result is a revelation,” says Patrick. “Not too sweet, the full flavour of the Archangel Gin still comes through. A quality ginger beer and plenty of ice made this a summer classic!”
Arguably a trendier and undoubtedly a much cheaper alternative to Champagne, Domaine de Landreau Crémant de Loire is made using the same method as the much more famous sparkler but from further south in the Loire Valley.
“Made from mostly Chenin Blanc this bubbly has a sophistication and elegance to suit a special occasion or al fresco dining,” recommends Patrick.
For these tipples and much more, including expert advice and recommendations, visit Bakers & Larners of Holt or navigate to bakersandlarners.co.uk.
ABOVE: Patrick Sewell in the new-look Bakers & Larners food hall