In celebration of English Wine Week (any excuse!), we took some bottles from our favourite English winemakers; Hattingley Valley. If you haven’t tried them, we can wholeheartedly recommend them.
They’re one of the UK’s most successful wineries, winning over 100 medals, 13 trophies and Best in Class for their English sparkling wines.
We opted for the sparkling Rosé and the Classic Reserve for our picnic and both went down a treat with the team!
Our Top Tips for a Joyful Picnic:
1 - Keep food preparations simple
The less faff, the simpler it is to gather everything up to enjoy (and also the easier it is to eat it).
2 - Forage for Flowers
A simple wild flower arrangement adds a sense of occasion to your picnic. If little ones are involved, you could even get them to create a little jam jar arrangement before, or during your picnic.
3 - Scent the Occasion
The ambience of candlelight adds intimacy and mood-boosting aromas. Our entire Summer collection is inspired by the outdoors, but our favourite for a picnic has to be Bramble Row.
4 - Comfort is Key
Don't forget the cushions and picnic blanket! We didn't have one, so grabbed a tablecloth which did the job and looked pretty. Nobody wants a soggy bottom, do they?
5 - Choose the perfect Tipple
Choose a special wine, create some refreshing mocktails, or perhaps a homemade cordial ahead of your picnic. Just remember to bring a cool bag to keep your drinks lovely and cold.
What did we miss? Pop your top tips for a perfect picnic in the comments!