Category: Miscellaneous

Advice: Sir Lunchalot

Our in-house expert Sir Lunchalot is on hand to answer all your wine and spirits questions. This month he advises on the world of decanters – from the perfect method to which shape is best for which bottle Dear Sir, My wife and I have recently tied the knot and are now enjoying all the […]

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 […]

Summertime sundowners

A chilled glass of Sherry and some salted almonds before dinner is an appealing prospect at any time of year, as is a crisp, fizzing flute of Blanc de Blancs; however, on a balmy summer’s evening (or, indeed, afternoon), it is hard to beat the feeling of an ice-cold cocktail clinking away in one’s hand. […]

Summer chez Olia

As weekends start to fill with al fresco feasts and grand picnics, we caught up with chef and food writer Olia Hercules to uncover her summer staples and the inspiration behind her new book From her East London, Roman Road studio and residence, Ukrainian born chef and writer, Olia Hercules, spends time (happily) juggling the […]