South Africa: changing tides

The Cape’s “New Wave” movement has been gaining pace, attracting the praise of critics and consumers around the world. Sophie Thorpe traces the country’s evolution and talks to some of the producers at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene “If a vineyard’s got a good view, it’s probably going to make good wine,” winemaker […]

On the table: Hill & Szrok

This month we visited Hill & Szrok – the Broadway Market butcher come restaurant – whose Cookshop combines perfect produce and a restrained hand in the kitchen to create something rather special Meat, meat and more meat: the premise at Hill & Szrok is simple (and vegetarians need not apply). Butcher’s shop by day (and […]

How California got cool

There’s something going on out west: California is leaving behind its super-charged turbo-strength reputation, with a new generation striving for poise in their wines. Here, Sophie Thorpe traces the state’s exciting evolution California is unbelievably hip right now. As long as it’s the right California – the New California. In circles of natural-wine nuts, off-beat […]

Defining delicious

As Victoria Moore publishes her new book, The Wine Dine Dictionary, she talks to Sophie Thorpe about the horror of pairing, and the need for a new approach to food and drink “I spend half my day thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner, don’t you?” Victoria Moore, the decidedly petite author of […]