Tag: Number Three

Gin: or the ‘demon’ redeemed

As we continue to repost articles from our historic Number Three magazine, we republish an article about gin and its “squalid past”, originally published in the autumn of 1957. The drunkard sunk more in disgrace, / Had a look of brutality scowling; / In his soul, in his heart, in his face, / The gin like a demon […]

They came to Number Three: The Royal Dukes

Following the opening of our new events venue, the Sussex Cellar, we republish an article from our Number Three magazine on “Queen Victoria’s Wicked Uncles”; the Royal Dukes of the early 19th century, of which the Duke of Sussex (the namesake of our cellar) was one. Nothing did more to popularise the custom of being […]

Claret: The Wine of Infinite Variety

As the 2014 wines from Bordeaux are released en primeur, we republish an article on the charms of the region’s wines, which originally appeared in the Spring 1955 edition of our Number Three magazine. Since the days of the Black Prince, when Bordeaux and the neighbouring country were English territory, the people of these islands […]

South Africa… A fresh start

In the first of our ‘re-postings’ of articles from our Number Three magazine, we republish a feature from 1992 on the history of the South African wine trade and its prospects in the wake of apartheid. The result of the March 1992 Referendum will probably be seen as an historical turning-point for South Africa, as critical for its […]