Update from Charlie Stein



January is a big month in the wine calendar, with Burgundy tastings all over London to decide what the 2021 vintage is like, what the price will be and if we can get hold of any for the restaurants. My verdict; excellent, eye-wateringly expensive and I’m hopeful. Due to frosts early in the growing season, huge amounts of volumes were lost, however, the small amount that was made is excellent, just hard to get hold of and pricey. However, fear not for our Rick Stein White Burgundy, I bought two years’ worth of the 2020 and it’s tasting phenomenal at the moment. 

Before Christmas, we launched our latest own-label wine, Stein’s Bordeaux Rouge. A soft and juicy claret from a stellar vintage that is perfect with a rump steak and frites at our bistro. The bottle’s label was designed in Cornwall by my sister-in-law, Ed’s wife, Kate, and I love its stylish simplicity.  

We have also updated our multi award-winning beer, Chalky’s Bite. Brewed across the water from Padstow in Rock by our friends at Sharp’s, it has a more modern look and feel but with the same delicious recipe that’s been used since 2006. Ace with fish and chips or dad’s much-loved Indonesian seafood curry.

Look out for these three amazing products in restaurants, retail and online. 

Thanks for reading,