‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said…

To speak of many things. But, sadly, a) I am not a walrus & b) my words are failing me. What to do, when I have such exciting news and no letters to render it sensible to all?

Fear not. As the adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words (don’t believe me? Speak to the Egyptians) & this lyrical, visual mode of comms shall be the language of this blog.

So, ready yourselves, your very own Wine Pantry Pictionary is about to commence. The prize? Both intellectual glory & precious knowledge; you shall be smug bearer of the facts pertaining to just exactly what is going down at the Wine Pantry this Friday, 21st October.


Forget ‘The Glorious Twelfth’; oyster season is upon us!



A surfing oyster, followed by an address. What do you make of this Holmes?



Bubbles of the First Degree: English Sparkling.



So folks: have you solved it? Are you there, leaping from one foot to another in a wriggle of excitement?

Yes? Good on you. Gold Stars all round. See you this Friday then for some English Bubbly & English Bivalve fun. Also known as GOOD TIMES.

No? Don’t worry poppet. It’s ok. I’ll tell you anyway: This Friday, in celebration of all the briny goodness that oysters bring to the world, The Wine Pantry is – in partnership with our friends in the market – running our inaugural English Sparkling & Oyster Eve*. Shucking & popping will be the verbs of the night; shells & corks will be flying. From 19:00 – 22:00 (or until the oysters run out).

* For those for whom the thought of an oyster is Halloween come early, don’t fret! There will also be platters of English cheese & Cornish charcuterie available.

Words: Dominique Hopgood