Tag: wine

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 […]

Liquid history

Could Brexit mean the return of the pint-sized Champagne bottle? Hubert de Billy – great-great-grandson of Pol Roger – contemplates the past and future of one of the most unusual bottles in our cellars Since our foundation in 1849 by M. Pol Roger, my great-great-grandfather, we have remained family-owned and independent, both commercially and in […]

Britain’s best seafood festivals

Crab, lobster, oysters or haddock – Britain’s 7,723 miles of coastline are home to shores of the freshest fish. We’ve selected five of the best festivals celebrating our nation’s seafood, and asked our Head of Events and Education Richard Veal to pick the bottles to take along with you Arbroath Sea Fest – Arbroath, Scotland, 5th to […]

Cask strength

The vessels that take wine from grape to bottle, through fermentation and maturation, have a huge impact on how it tastes. Here Martin Hudson MW explores the world of barriques and botte, concrete and clay The oldest archaeological records of wine storage involve clay pots, rather than wooden vessels. Whether wood was used in ancient […]