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Provence Summer Tomato Salad from our friends at Château Routas

Summer eating doesn’t have to be hard work, or expensive. Just as with wines, the key thing is choosing the right ingredients from great producers. Our friends at Château Routas have sent us their recipe for a perfect Provençal salad, which is an ideal match for our best-selling Château Routas Rosé. And if the mention of “summer” and “Provence” has got you dreaming of consistently sunny days, don’t forget there are still two weeks left to enter our competition for a holiday…

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Famous Cockburns of Leith customers: Sir Walter Scott

As Scotland’s oldest wine merchant, Cockburns of Leith is proud to have been supplying fine wines across the UK since 1796. We count Sir Walter Scott, King George IV and Charles Dickens as some of our customers during the 19th century. We recently came across a letter from ‘The Author of Waverley‘ to Robert Cockburn, founder of Cockburns of Leith, from December 1823 in the Special Collections of the University of Aberdeen. Scott’s a fascinating figure. It was none other…

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Château Routas

In Château Routas their skills lie in blending their grapes, in the case of their Rosé; Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the Red; Syrah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon and finally the White; Viognier and Chardonnay.

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