MOTHER'S DAY 2018
Mother's Day is an excuse to remind each of us how special our mums are & give us an extra opportunity to say thanks for everything they've done for us; so, what better way to celebrate than by gathering the family for a meal in honour of mum? Make the most out of the occasion by choosing one of our seasonal Cheese Boards or adding some of our highly Recommended Wine Pairings to the menu.
Start the day as you mean to go on with a Champagne Breakfast in Bed, with your choice of jam, marmalade or honey - whichever your mum likes best!
For those who can't see their mums in person on the day we have a range of Gift Boxes - with choices of cheese, wine & decadent chocolates - elegantly packaged can be delivered direct to her door.
CHEESE & GIFT BOXES
Wine can be a great addition to a cheese course; if a pairing is done right, it helps elevate both the cheese & wine to new heights. This Mother's Day we would like to apply that same principle to an everyday dinner and provide
a few Wine Recommendations to enhance any Sunday Lunch:
For those serving Roast Beef we recommend the CHÂTEAU BEAULIEU CUVÉE DE LORATOIRE 2005; a big wine, fruity with spice, chocolate & good tanin strength.
To go alongside Roast Chicken we have a CHÂTEAU BOUSCAUT 2013; a Graves classified growth with a lovely balance between freshness & power.
To accompany Lamb try a VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE FIGARI 2015; elegant, fragrant & beautifully complex.
And for anyone enjoying Fish as a main, a VERDICCHIO CLASSICO SUPERIORE 2016 has great depth, wonderful aromas & tremendous fruity hits. Ampelio Bucci is a great ambassador for his region, and a visionary winemaker.
You can find these wines in our three shops, or they can be ordered as Gift Boxes by mail-order through our Online Shop.
LOST FOR WORDS...
For those looking for something a little different why not try one of these hand-crafted tea towels from The Merchant's Table?
LOST SUFFOLK WORDS AND PHRASES
There are many words in our vernacular, lost over time, some of which are so charming.
THE MERCHANTS TABLE have created the perfect range of tea towels, printed & hand finished in Suffolk. 100% Natural Unbleached Premium Cotton Tea Towel, 46 x 74 cm, with hanging loop.
FRIZZLE: champagne, a perversion of fizz.
"A glass of frizzle"
FOXED: tipsy, to be intoxicated.
"And myself as near foxed as of old"
BIBBLE: to tipple, from bibere, to drink.
"Bibbeler or Bibber, one who drinks often"