Bringing together our lifestyle publications, whether you are interested in wine, gardening or photography or catching up with articles from the Quilter Cheviot Theatre speakers at BBC Countryfile Live.
Paul Bolt is the professional connections director at Quilter Cheviot. He is also our in-house wine expert. In May 2017 Paul was inducted as a Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of the Coteaux de Champagne; a great honour indeed.
Gardening Club author Anne Swithinbank is a trained horticulturist, freelance gardening broadcaster and writer, Anne shares tips and advice to keep your garden in perfect shape through the four seasons.
Whether you are a novice looking to venture into the world of photography or an experienced professional, look no further. Our quarterly photography club has hints and tips for those who want to perfect their pictures – no DSLR required.
I recently set up a table for a vertical tasting I was hosting. This is where you have six wines from consecutive vintages to show the difference in the quality of each year and how wines change with age. I had the glasses on a white table cloth and started to pour the 2009, however, as I took the bottle away a drop fell on the outside of the glass.
Over the last six months I’ve been asked over and over what happens if we don’t get a deal with Europe and thus European wines are off the menu. No more Chianti, Claret will be a distant memory and Prosecco a thing of the past.
1. Connect with the world
You might not master any other language than your mother tongue, but you know it’s true: a picture is worth a thousand words. Photography can really bring you closer to people around the world as images are a universal language anyone can understand and being touched by. What you want to communicate with your portrait or your street photography shot does not need a caption, emotions will work their way into everyone’s heart.
Everyone’s got one: a secret list of photographic hot spots or happenings that they’d love to shoot for themselves. Whatever genre you prefer to shoot, we can all agree that there are some sights that are absolutely guaranteed to both raise your camera and your spirits. Are any of our picks on your list?