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Cookery School, Wine Merchants

Best Wines for Autumn

As we move into the colder days of autumn we get asked for wine recommendations to beat the chill and I can honestly say, autumn is the toughest season to cater for. I like to offer... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Cookery School, Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

We offer more than you might know about

We've got a lot to offer... You might well have visited the shop, been on one of our cookery courses or attended a wine dinner here, but did you know that we offer quite a lot... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Friday, 14th October 2016

Why buy from Baythorne Wines?

Experience Why buy from Baythorne Wines? Our customers talk about the benefit of going straight through to someone with impeccable wine knowledge, congratulate us on how quickly we respond to enquiries and queries, comment that they like... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Friday, 29th April 2016

A word on customer wine reviews

Online wine reviews. This is something that has tickled us since day one. The reviews that wines receive on the reviews sections of drinks websites. You see, you’d think that this is a hugely important part... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Wednesday, 13th April 2016

Wine Merchants

Wine enjoyment, a few ideas to increase it.

One of the joys of wine is that it is constantly evolving. This is why some choose to keep their wines in their cellars/under the stairs for years, just to see how much it can... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Monday, 4th April 2016

Wine Merchants

Corked wine: we all fear it.

The Big Question: is my wine corked? Corked wine. Is there anything more annoying than looking after that bottle, finding the right special occasion to open it, only to find it has a dank, damp wet... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Tuesday, 8th March 2016

Cookery School, Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

Ten reasons to visit Baythorne Hall

We set out to really excel at what we do. Quality of product, honesty, excellent customer service & a great experience were our top priority and they continue to be the foundations of the business. Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

Wine Merchants

Dinner Party woes

Buying and serving wines for your parties is thought to be complicated and thus, intimidating. It isn’t, it’s just that the wine world is often shrouded in myths and rumours. So forget what you’ve heard,... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Thursday, 11th February 2016

Cookery School, Wine Merchants

Looking after your wine

A lot goes into the perfect wine experience, the grapes, the winemakers, the climate, the bottling and a hundred other aspects. However wine storage is a key element of any wine cellar, but it’s often... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Friday, 29th January 2016

Wine Merchants

Prosecco Unravelled

With the rise in fame and popularity of prosecco, we wanted to help those who might not know the difference between Vino Frizzante and Vino Spumante; it is also for those who want to learn... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Friday, 15th January 2016

Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

Fizzy war!

During the festive season, sparkling wine was very popular. And seeing the rise in popularity of the nation’s favourite, Prosecco, we were asked what makes Prosecco cheaper. Simple answer is the production method and to some... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Thursday, 7th January 2016

Cookery School, Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

Christmas Opening Hours

We'll be opening on the following days to help you keep the wine rack stocked this Christmas: We're open every day between now and Christmas: Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 6.30pm Saturdays: 9.30am - 5.30pm Sundays: 10am... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Wednesday, 9th December 2015

Wine Merchants

Port and Cheese, The Ant & Dec of the foodie world

Port and cheese go together like Ant & Dec, they’re just made for each other. Many a bottle will be opened, glasses toasted to the queen at winter balls and “I’ll have just one more... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

Cookery School, Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

Baythorne Hall - Year One Done!

It's hard to believe that it was only just over a year ago that I was chasing builders out of the building and arranging our first bottles on the shelves of our shop in preparation... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Thursday, 26th November 2015

Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

Sherry

We love a sherry (especially George), so with it being #sherryweek we wanted to give you an insight into, and hopefully encourage you to try, this wonderful and sometimes misunderstood wine. It's not just something... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Wednesday, 4th November 2015

Cookery School, Wine Merchants, Tastings & Events

Private and Corporate Events at Baythorne Hall

We haven't put much effort into advertising the fact that both our Cookery School and Grain Loft (Function Room) are available to hire, but already we're seeing the requests trickling in. So far we've hosted birthday... Read more

Posted by George Unwin on Thursday, 17th September 2015

Cookery School, Wine Merchants

Knife guide. Part 1, Buying

A good set of knives is a very good investment and will see you through for many years. But where to start?? Knife types Cook’s Knife Possibly the most important in the kitchen, a chef’s knife will fulfil... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Tuesday, 9th June 2015

Cookery School, Wine Merchants

Knife guide. Part 2 Caring for your knives

Caring for your knives Dishwashers Putting your knives through a dishwasher is never really a good idea. The knife will lose its edge and any sharp item that is put into a dishwasher will be less sharp... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Tuesday, 9th June 2015

Wine Merchants

Cheese & Wine Pairing

One of the greatest pairings on earth has got to be cheese and wine. We’ve recently teamed up with our friends in the cheese barn, Leigh's Cheeses, to bring you #BaythornesPerfectPairing on a Saturday. But... Read more

Posted by Craig Fountain on Tuesday, 26th May 2015