The cellarman of St James’s

He’s tasted almost 150 different vintages, seen four decades of change and survived Norman Shelley’s scrumpy: Alexis Self talks to Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Allan Perry If you’ve bought a bottle from No.3 St James’s Street in the last 37 years, chances are it’s passed through the hands of Allan Perry. On Friday 27th April, […]

Wine of the week: Mount Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently across our social media channels we’ve been championing some of our personal wine favourites, as reviewed by our in-house team. This week it’s the turn of Alexis Self to cast his view on a bottle of 2015 Old Plains Longhop Cabernet Sauvignon, from Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges Our antipodean cousins are famed for their straight-talking […]

On the table: Ikoyi

With worldly cuisines in many hand and fork-to-mouth guises at our fingertips, Nigeria remains a lesser explored version at the top-end. Along the monopoly board that colours London’s food scene, we sent Alexis Self to Ikoyi to discover something altogether off the map If you stuck a cocktail stick in the ground at Piccadilly Circus […]

Lunar-cy: the increasing obsession with biodynamics

Biodynamic winemaking continues to take centre stage in the debate of both its use and meaning. Is it all moonshine? We asked Alexis Self to find out. It is estimated that every two years, more data is added to the universe than in the entirety of human existence before that point. A not inconsiderable amount […]