Category: Wine and Champagne

Chapters Leads the World in Wine Education

July 6, 2011

Having sold Bells Stores to Sainsbury and bought local Chapters Hotel in Stokesley, Steven has applied the same principal of investing in staff training and development to enhance the customer experience and retain a local, educated and enthusiastic team. It is this forward thinking which led Chapters to become one of only 3 places in the North East to be allowed to run Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses.

Steven himself even gained a qualification in wine to help him better understand the challenges faced by his team and how best to over deliver versus customer expectations.

Chapters leads the world in wine education

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Albert Bichot Wineries

May 24, 2011

The Bichot family history in Burgundy stretches back as far a 1350. Their iconic symbol of a deer will be familiar to fine wine lovers around the world. It wasn’t until the 19th Century when the family began to both act as negociants and to produce wine.  In 1831 Bernard Bichot began a wine brokerage in Monthèlie, not far from Beaune.  Wine production began shortly after, with their first shipment to the UK, Belgium and Switzerland arriving in 1840. The family heritage has been passed down from father to son until the present day. Since 1996 Albert Bichot has represented the 6th generation to run the house. They now own 100ha (245 acres) of vineyards across the most famous Crus of Burgundy.

For Albert Bichot, Wine is a singular product: a symbol of culture, pleasure and humanity. The producers’ most recent accolades include; (more…)


Burns Night with a twist……….

January 31, 2011

On Tuesday 25th January Chapters Hotel & Restaurant hosted there first ever celebration for the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The night began with the sounds of the bag pipes played by local piper Tony Nolan.
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Beaujolais Nouveau Evening – Thursday 18th November

November 16, 2010

At the strike of midnight on the third thursday of every November, France erupts in massive celebration in honour of the unveiling (or should we say uncorking)   of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine.

Beaujolais Nouveau, which is a young wine (only 6 weeks old) comes from a region south of Burgundy. The light-bodied and fruity wine must be finished by Christmas with the French government putting in place regulations that delay the wines release.

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