Epicurean Life: Support independent producers with Barbury Hill
Its always very rewarding to see Barbury Hill in the press no matter how big or small the mention, but we must say a huge thank you to Epicurean Life who gave us our very own feature, introducing Barbury Hill to their readers.
The article introduces Barbury Hill as a new specialist online platform, championing the best of British, shining a light on independent producers and giving a discerning audience the opportunity to discover award-winning products.
Mentioning how our founder Daniel Smith set up Barbury Hill, Epicurean Life recognises the importance of how Dan has carefully handpicked his award-winning producers to showcase a 'tried and tasted' curated selection, showcasing the best of British food and drink products not readily available on the high street.
Inviting readers to discover our range and for Barbury Hill to become their one stop shop for foodie gifts, the article highlights some of our handpicked products from delicate English still and sparkling wines, to Monmouthshire mead, organic charcuterie, British beer and ciders, small batch cheeses and home baked treats.
Below are a few of our award-winning independent producers mentioned in the article, all of which are available for nationwide UK delivery – perfect for gifting family, friends and clients, entertaining, or as a well-needed treat.
The Bath Soft Cheese Co Park Farm, the home of international award-winning The Bath Soft Cheese Co., is an organic farm in the heart of Somerset. With over 100 years in the Padfield family, strong traditions are still preserved to this day. Back in 1914. Graham Padfield’s grandmother made cheddar cheese on the site where Graham has been making his cheese for the last 30 years and he strongly believes its these traditional production methods that give his cheeses their distinctive quality. Priced from £25, selection boxes come packed with a range of signature cheeses, many with small batch chutneys and crackers.
Bakery Number Eight, from £14. Treats straight to your door look no further than Bakery Number Eight. Run by Megan, a talented Bristolian baker with an enthusiasm for gooey cookies, zesty cakes and brownies, expect interesting flavour combinations, such as the distinctive Japanese matcha and white chocolate cookies and a light and fluffy lemon and pistachio cake. Free UK delivery.
Beal’s Farm, a family-run Sussex business, is the home of Mangalitsa charcuterie – award-winning cured meats from rare-breed pigs. Winner of multiple Great Taste Awards, Beal’s look after the entire process of curing, smoking, air-drying and packing to ensure the highest quality, making them the choice of Michelin-starred chefs and restaurants around the country. A wide variety of boxes are available, from the Charcuterie Sharing Selection at £18 through to the Luxury box featuring four varieties of cured meats. including Air-dried Ham, Spalla, Coppa and Lomo, and two half sticks of different salamis – Milano, Fennel or Chorizo at £49.
Langham sparkling wine
Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year, Langham Estate Wines. In 2009 Justin Langham took over his father’s small-scale vineyard on the Langham Estate, in Dorset where he planted over 30 acres on their Crawthorne farm. Today, Langham is the largest single-site vineyard in the south-west of England and was recently named Sparking Wine Producer of the Year at the international Wine & Spirit Competition, beating top champagne brands to pick up the trophy whilst also scooping a Gold Medal for its Blanc de Blanc Brut.
Jukes Cordialities £35 for x9 35ml bottles. Jukes Cordialities are inspired and crafted by award-winning wine writer, Matthew Jukes. Throughout his 30-year career, Matthew has sampled and reviewed the world’s finest wines, but unable to find an elegant non-alcoholic drink genuinely satisfying and palatable, he took it upon himself to create his own. Designed to be mixed with still or sparkling water, Jukes Cordialities are healthy and sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks, based around the build-quality of a fine wine using carefully developed recipes and expertise to elevate depth of flavour and complex aromatic characters.
This article featured in Epicurean Life in December 2020. Read the full version here.