Now those of you that know us, know very well that we absolutely love the summer. That feeling of the sun on our face we love so much. The scent of the flowers in bloom. The sight of the lush green hawthorn hedges and fields of wheat. The joy that is bestowed by the view of bouncing lambs. The mindfulness that comes with spotting the banded Galloway’s in amongst the field of Friesians. The first signs of the blue tits collecting bugs for their young, and the buzz of the bees gathering their pollen all put a huge smile on our face.
Then of course, as if this weren’t all enough, there are the fabulous weddings and events we attend with our trailer. Whether its a stately home, a farmers field with a fabulous view, or simply a large back garden, we love them all equally. We are lucky enough to meet so many people who are just there to have good time, it makes our job an absolute pleasure. 20 years in an industry we love is a real blessing, and it gets better every year.
On days like today ( it’s raining) it is sometimes hard to think of the positives of whats to come. The nights start to draw in, the skies start to get darker and temperatures drop. What do we do? Hibernate? No chance…
We love the autumn and winter just as much as summer, and for good reason. We get to turn our hand and our expertise to concocting winter cocktails, picking out unreal dark beers and stouts to compliment the cold nights and of course, we get to mull the wine!! We are really giddy over the flavours and smells of winter spices. We also get to don our bespoke wooly brewbox bobbly hats to keep our ears warm. (pics on insta soon)
Think nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and orange peel added to a luscious deep red wine or strong scrumpy cider. Think spiced Caribbean rum added to thick velvety hot chocolate, or a perfectly balanced oatmeal stout or even a warm brandy blazer washing down that mince pie. Imagine walking round an artisan market on cold day, shopping for your beloveds Christmas present, wrapped up in a scarf with a hot mulled wine in hand. Are you imagining it? Are you as giddy as we are?
We told you there’s good reason to get excited about winter. We are very pleased to let you all know that we are providing these sights, smells and tastes at the following markets in the next few months.
So far we can confirm that we will be at Buxton winter market on November 2nd, Leek Christmas light switch on on Friday November 15th, Leek Christmas markets 1st and 15th of December, Wedgwood Christmas market 7th and 8th of December and Buxton Christmas market on December 14th. Buxton, Stoke and Leek you are in for a treat.
Before the winter does begin its tighter hold, we will be welcoming in the autumn at this years Leek BluesFest providing the refreshments down at the sparrow park stage on Derby st on Sunday 6th October. The event really is one not to be missed. With so much live music going on in the town, (most of it free) there is a real buzz about the place.
We look forward to serving you up a delicious treat in the coming months.