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Which Vintage Champagnes Are Worth The Money?

Vintage champagne isn’t my everyday tipple. On very high days, when something in the business has gone staggeringly well, we open a bottle of Krug. It’s our “taking time to smell the roses” moment. But at £125 a bottle for the multi-vintage blend Grande Cuvée and nearly £200 for the 2000 Vintage, is it worth … Continued

A Taste Of Piemonte’s Great Wines

The second week in October isn’t the perfect time to drop in on a winery. Well it is and it isn’t.  As a veteran of many visits to silent, echoing cathedrals of stainless steel, it’s exciting to be there as trailers filled with grapes rumble into the yard and even sneak a few berries before … Continued

The Accidental Winemaker: The Story Behind our Wine of the Month

If you come and eat with us this month (and we hope you will), you’ll notice on your table a bottle of Chateau Domneuve Chardonnay. It’s a fantastic wine: clean, dry, bright and lively, but with some weight. These traits – apart from the weight, I hasten to add – are shared by the winemaker himself. … Continued

’40s Fest Launches Jo Eames Novel ‘Not Only the Good Boys’

It was as though ghosts were walking through the throng at The Fishes on Sunday. Among groups of friends in deck-chairs and children playing Garden Jenga, strolled ladies in tailored dresses with velvet collars, Land Girls and men in uniform. An armoured Dingo Scout car guarded North Hinksey Lane. An Army truck and 1940s taxi … Continued

Wine-flation: The Price of Britain’s Changing Taste

Farewell to welsh rarebit: our changing taste Looking at some old London restaurant menus we were given recently made me realise that if time travel were possible I’d not be spinning the dial back fifty years. Back then, starters really were confined to Orange Juice, Half a Grapefruit or Egg Mayonnaise, even at the finest … Continued