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The Hot List: April

A selection of our favourite wine-related things to buy, places to go and things to do…

Book this: Charity cooking and wine-tasting

Join renowned Telegraph restaurant critic, William Sitwell, and acclaimed chef, Jesse Dunford Wood, from the comfort of your own home for an exclusive evening of fine dining and wine pairings on April 29. William, will take participants on a guided wine tasting of three distinct and delicious bottles, while Jesse will show guests how to make two of his infamous British dishes – Green Goddess Soup and Brined and Grilled Pork Chops.

Tickets cost £125 per household (wines included) with half of the proceeds going to MDUK.


Listen to this: The English Wine Diaries Podcast

Tune into The Southern Quarter founder, Rebecca Pitcairn, as she interviews people in the wine world and beyond about their love of wine and how it has helped shape their lives and careers. In the first series, she speaks with hotelier Robin Hutson, winemaker Fergus Elias, as well as vineyard owners from Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.

Listen on iTunes, Spotify and Google.

Subscribe to this: Lucy’s Wine

Created during lockdown, Lucy’s Wine focuses on wines with an eco-friendly vibe. Every month, Lucy Dalwadi and her team handpick a selection of organic, natural and sustainable wines from around the globe – including from vineyards in England, such as Davenport and Tillingham in Sussex – and deliver them straight to your door. There’s no subscription fee, so you can pay as you go monthly or just order a one-off box.


Buy this: Porcelain White nibble dishes

Now we can finally have people over for drinks and nibbles in the garden, it’s time to invest in some new tableware for your ‘chips and dips’ ladies and gentlemen. We’re in love with these gorgeous bowls, platters and dishes, which are handmade in Northern Ireland by Lynne Dyson. Dishwasher safe, the Porcelain White collection comes in blue & white and grey & white, with prices starting from £7.