Summer seems to have arrived at last with warm settled weather, which can encourage impromptu gatherings with family and friends. In Dartmouth we were very lucky at the recent Music Festival to be blessed with wall to wall sunshine for 3 glorious days. Dozens of music-lovers sat around on an array of colourful rugs surrounded by many other like-minded people. Food and wine were being handed around from well-stocked picnic baskets as everyone soaked up the sunshine and the sounds coming from the bandstand. This tranquil scene reminded us of how lovely it is to share a bottle of wine with friends whether in a stunning setting like the River Dart or in our own back gardens.
Why not be prepared for such occasions by topping up your wine rack with wines for lazy picnic days and sizzling barbecues. Elegant whites match perfectly with summer salads and fish, punchy reds compliment any grilled food and our versatile Provence Rosé can be drunk anytime of the day. Not to mention a refreshing glass of Prosecco or sparkling Rosé that gets any gathering off to a great start.
On a completely different subject we are expecting our list of En Primeur wines for sale shortly, if you are not already on our mailing list please do get in touch so you don’t miss out on a fabulous opportunity to buy 2015 Bordeaux, which everyone is very excited about, and other events and offers from Michael Sutton’s Cellar.