A lesson in philosophy: André Ostertag

For wines golden in colour, backed by similarly illuminating words of wisdom, we sent Sophie McLean to an André Ostertag masterclass, to find out what makes him, his wines, and his Grand Cru Muenchberg vineyard site tick What strikes me most about André Ostertag is his “joined-up way of thinking”. Forgive the cliché, but this […]

Promontory – Napa’s natural technology

This coming Monday, the much anticipated Promontory 2012 will be released. We sent Sophie McLean to meet owner Will Harlan to gain further insight to this all new Napa “territory” wine “You have to drive up a single dirt track,” says Will Harlan as he describes where his vines are. “It’s the first natural break […]

On the table: Sager + Wilde, Paradise Row

East London’s Sager + Wilde is recognised as a disruptive vinous oasis. We sent Sophie McLean to its newer Paradise Row outpost for a full wine and dine appraisal In its sixth year, the cobbled streets along Bethnal Green’s Paradise Row become ever shinier, as both hipsters and non, willingly continue to tread their way […]

Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin

This month sees the re-launch of the once much-loved, Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin. We talk to distiller, Charles Maxwell, about bringing the original recipe back to life The Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin first featured on the company price list in 1909. Known fondly as “Berrys’ Best”, it was also […]