The rule of the Roux

The Roux family has reigned over London’s fine dining scene since Albert and Michel Sr opened Le Gavroche 50 years ago. Here, Will Lyons talks to Michel Roux Jr about wine’s place on the table and in his restaurant On the far wall of the chef’s library, deep inside the Mayfair terrace which houses Le […]

Bordeaux 2016: thoroughly British

In his final post, Will Lyons reports on the last day of tasting, the nature of the 2016 vintage and highlights a few of his favourite wines The port of Beychevelle sits at the end of a long road that snakes its way past the château down towards the muddy flats of the Gironde. In […]

Bordeaux 2016: uniquely drinkable

On the penultimate day of our team’s trip tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons journeys along the fabled D2 through the Médoc, finding a Cabernet vintage that is uniquely terroir-driven There are few roads that can lay claim to being the most exciting on the wine route. The Silverado trail in Napa perhaps, the Route […]

Bordeaux 2016: a post-Parker vintage

On day three tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons and the rest of our team head south to the Graves, where the vintage represents the new face of Bordeaux, marked by its crunchy fruit and freshness The Old World meets the New at Ch. Pape Clément. Here, nestled in a small corner on the […]