Thousands of people visited Holkham Hall over two consecutive weekends in December to see the beautiful interior of the grand old house, all bedecked with festive decorations, and plenty of them fortified themselves with a glass or two of my mulled wine. I was delighted to be asked back to run a stall in the courtyard for Holkham’s pre-Christmas event for a second year running, and I got to meet lots more lovely people. As well as warming themselves with a glass of my spicy festive mulled concoction, many also took the opportunity to taste my beers and grab six-bottle gift packs and mini casks in time for Christmas and New Year.