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.
The town of Cognac sits in the west of France, in a region about 60 miles north of Bordeaux. There are three major grapes. Ugni-Blanc (known as Trebbiano in Italy) is the most well used and has to make up at least 90% of the base blend, along with Folle Blanche and Colombard.
We’re extremely fortunate in the UK to be surrounded by gorgeous vistas that look good no matter what the season. You might be lucky enough to capture a snowscape this year, but even the low winter sun provides opportunities for capturing striking golden light, making a crisp walk a joy to behold.
Durable, well-crafted tools are a good investment. One to help with lifting and moving is the Sneeboer Transplanting Spade. An odd-looking item, the robust inverted V-shaped blade is well-shouldered at the top for the downward pressure of feet and fitted to a handsome ash handle.
For gardens lacking autumn colour, now is a great time to plan for late autumn and winter planting. There is always space, just look around for tired plantings or inherited shrubs you don’t care for, have them out, condition soil and plant afresh.