Oastbrook Estate in Sussex is sharing a taste of English springtime and the flavours of the Med with food and wine lovers quarantined in London while they cannot enjoy the beautiful countryside.
While Oastbrook cannot welcome visitors for tours and tastings, America Brewer, its owner and winemaker, has been adapting to the ‘New Normal’ and innovating in her determination to share the joy of good food and fine wine in these lockdown days.
Together with Shoreditch Wine House, a hidden gem in hip Shoreditch, Oastbrook is offering two special wine and food pairing recipe boxes. Themed “Where England Meets Italy” the ingredients in these boxes create a fabulous dinner at home without foodies slaving for hours in the kitchen. Customers can feast on Mediterranean cuisine paired with award-winning Sussex wines and enjoy a little wanderlust without leaving home. These “Where England Meets Italy” recipe boxes make glorious gifts and bring a slice of Sussex mixed with some Mediterranean flavours into the homes of East London.
Shoreditch Wine House continues to deliver within a 2-mile radius, FREE of charge.
The Oastbrook Pinot Gris Primavera package features the 2018 summery and elegant still white wine with Burrata (two), Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Balsamic Vinegar (with olive oil and black pepper added from home cupboard staples): £37.90, serves 2 people for a main course or 4 as a starter.
The Oastbrook Sparkling Rosé Risotto package features the 2014 vintage – an unusual blend of Auxerrois and Pinot Noir – with Risotto rice, Asparagus, and an Onion (with butter and vegetable stock added from cupboard staples, and an option to add in Reggiano Parmigiana or Pecorino): £43.80, serves 2 for a main course or 4-6 as a starter.
America Brewer commented, “During these strange and uncertain times, we want to bring people a glorious treat. To have stunning wine paired with fine ingredients helps make life under lockdown more of a pleasure – especially if there is a birthday or celebration in the house. By pulling together we can invite Londoners to indulge a little and cook up something simple and wonderful. At the same time, our customers can support local businesses and farmers and we are making charity donations. By staying positive like this, we can all get through these difficult days and embrace the New Normal.”
These Oastbrook wine and food packages can be ordered by calling Shoreditch Wine House on 020 7613 5601 or visiting the web shop. Recipe preparations and cooking instructions will also be included into each food box.
Delivery times are within 2 hours within the 2-mile radius from the time of ordering.
For wine lovers around the UK, Oastbrook Estate’s online shop also remains open, where customers can purchase award-winning sparkling and still quality English wines either as single bottles, or in mixed tasting cases. Oastbrook is currently offering a 10% discount and making a 5% donation to local charity, The Friends Of Conquest Hospital (in East Sussex). Customers placing online orders over £72 can use code ROSE15 at checkout.