Eat, drink and sleep: Margaret River

With the first direct flights from London to Perth touching down, we’ve put together our essential guide to one of the world’s most remote premium wine regions, Margaret River. Read on for tips on where to stay, what to eat and which wineries to visit It is only just over 50 years since Dr Tom […]

Breaking the mould: Birichino

As we focus on all-things American, Sophie Thorpe catches up with John Locke, one half of Birichino, to talk about old vines and “drinking” wines I’ve never heard anyone talk about vineyards the way John Locke does. There is a note of true affection that speaks of his absolute passion for the sites he works […]

On the table: Bright

As the team behind P Franco open up their first proper restaurant, Bright, Sophie Thorpe settles in for a long lunch – finding food that is both fun and finessed The scene at Bright on a Saturday lunchtime tells you a lot about the restaurant. A group of young parents have put the prams to […]

Who makes the rules?

As The New Wine Rules hits shelves, we leaf through Jon Bonné’s latest book and talk to the San Francisco-based author declaring a new age of fearless wine-drinking There is an endless supply of lighter literature aimed at making wine “easy” – pressing, filtering, fining, simplifying and compacting the vinous world to give you 100-or-so […]