Orvis UK and Hunter Gather Cook have partnered to launch the ultimate outdoor experience package: a day of fly fishing, foraging and cooking, ending in a freshly cooked meal that celebrates the best of British wild food. The package was launched on the 9th of April with a special dayContinue Reading

In the first of his regular columns, Matt Pym, CALIBRE’s resident wine expert, takes a look at the latest wines to come out of the Bordeaux region – and throws in a little investment and buying advice, too… What better place to start my regular musings on all things alcoholicContinue Reading

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of two Heritage expressions, Benromach Heritage 1977, a 41-year-old single cask vintage (49.6% abv) and Benromach Heritage 1972, an exclusive 46-year-old single cask vintage (55.7% abv). Matured in single-refill American Hogsheads, we managed to get our hands on the Benromach Heritage 1972 – and came awayContinue Reading

When family and friends discovered that I was due to travel to Belgium and Germany relying solely on public transport – predominantly rail – they could hardly contain their mirth. “You’ll be bored witless” (I’ve edited slightly), came one response. “Why would you use trains when the flight is lessContinue Reading

It’s tempting to dismiss restaurants such as Skylon. With 180-degree views of the Thames, the allure of simply cashing in on its pole position appears to be irresistible.  Like the fraudsters who serve oceans of dross in Europe’s most heavily touristed cities, Skylon’s owners have little reason to try. TheContinue Reading

I spent many of my childhood summer holidays with my grandparents in their house on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, so I was very happy to accept an invitation to stay in the Limestone Hotel in Lulworth Cove; a weekend there would give me a chance to explore a part of theContinue Reading

If there is one city which has really cleaned up its act in the hospitality and tourism department over the past forty years, then it is undoubtedly London. The awful, yet hilarious, once-familiar standards of service and food espoused in shows like Fawlty Towers has largely been banished. Whatever directionContinue Reading

Cambridge Distillery has launched a limited-edition artisan gin designed to be drunk at breakfast. Called, logically enough, Breakfast Gin it was curated by company founder & master distiller William Lowe. Just 100 bottles were made and the entire production run has already sold out. We managed to get our handsContinue Reading

Celebrate National Tweed Day with a Boozy Brew (How British!) With Wednesday 3rd April being #NationalTweedDay, we were delighted to receive a bottle of Noveltea’s The Tale of Oolong. Launched in April 2017, The Tale of Oolong is a blend of cold-brewed oolong tea, jasmine tea, rose petals, papaya andContinue Reading