Monthly Archives: November 2016

Embracing Hygge

Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2016

There’s something that the Danes do even better than Nordic noir crime, and that’s hygge… The concept of hygge (pronounced hooga) is hard to explain, and the word itself defies literal translation, but roughly translates to cosiness.

Hygge is the Danish celebration of simple pleasures, it’s about creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.

We like that the word sounds a bit like hug… And if you’re reading this from New Zealand, some of you will no doubt feel like you could do with a warm embrace in the form of a little hygge in your life, after a challenging time from Mother Nature over the past week or so.

If you’re reading this in the northern hemisphere, you’re entering the season where hygge comes into its own; as colder weather inspires long family lunches and darker evenings spark a longing for at home suppers with friends.

Here at No.1 Family Estate we believe we have one of the perfect ingredients for inspiring a little hygge in your life… Bubbles!


Here’s how to Hygge with No.1 Family Estate…

Add some fresh flowers to your home
Prepare food that’s good to share – You might like to take some inspiration from our last blog post
Light some candles, choose festive scented candles in the northern hemisphere; and if you’re embracing hygge in the southern hemisphere choose floral or fruity aromas to arouse the spring senses.
Gather friends and family close
Open the bubbles!

Buy No.1 Assemblé for easy-drinking hygge.

Buy No. 1 Cuvée for classic hygge.

The Thirsty Work Lunch!

Posted by [email protected] on November 15, 2016


Some of you may have seen No.1 Family Estate featured on the television show Thirsty Work, just a few weeks ago. Pop back to our Home page to view a snippet.

When the show was being filmed we hosted the delightful, Yvonne Lorkin, for lunch… We thought you might like to give a bubbles inspired lunch at home over the festive season, so here’s what we served…

To Start:

Gravadlax of Salmon served with No.1 Assemblé

For a super simple Gravadlax follow this Jamie Oliver recipe.

Main Course:

Confit Duck with Truffle Potatoes and Blue Cheese, Cos and Chestnuts served with No.1 Rosé

Farro Fresh have a recipe for Confit Duck online here.

Cheese Course:

A mixture of French cheeses served with 70 Calibre

This New Zealand Herald article shares four of the best specialist cheese shops in Auckland. Or visit your local supermarket or deli and search for some imported French cheeses.

To Finish:

Lemon Posset served with No.1 Cuvée

This is known as Adele’s signature dish, and whilst she first took the recipe from a Jo Seagar book, she’s made it so often, she doesn’t need the recipe book these days! 

Now buy your wine!

Hint of Pink Mixed Case
70 Calibre