A SUM­MER TO SAVOUR

Fine wine ex­pert Pa­trick Sewell has some rec­om­men­da­tions for sea­sonal tip­ples

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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

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