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WLC 2022: The Terrace, Yarmouth
From Wine List Confidential 2022, Douglas Blyde takes a closer look at The Terrace on the Isle of Wight, which was commended for being “One To Watch”. There he finds an eclectic menu, nautical views and wine list divided between “classic” and “quirky” bottles.
WLC Eats: The Japanese Restaurant at Annabel’s Club
Wine List Confidential author, Douglas Blyde is granted access to the newest eatery at the world-famous Berkeley Square Members’ Club, The Japanese. There he samples sushi, sashimi and sake and discovers the principles behind pairing them.
Best restaurants for wine in 2022: Cail Bruich, Glasgow
From Wine List Confidential 2022, Douglas Blyde takes a closer look at Glasgow’s Cail Bruich, which was commended for its approach to wine and food matching…
WLC recommends: The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant
Douglas Blyde reviews The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, situated in The Glenturret Distillery in Crieff. Taken from the Wine List Confidential 2022 guide, available now.
Unfiltered: Emily Acha Derrington
The head of wine at restaurant and salumeria, Manteca in Shoreditch shares her insights with Douglas Blyde.
Unfiltered: Filippo Carnevale
The head sommelier of Amethyst, Mayfair, is a master of pairing wine with the globally influenced, masterpiece dishes of head chef, Carlo Scotto, as Douglas Blyde finds out…
Unfiltered: Miles Corish MW and Steven Smith
Miles Corish, the Australian founder of Milestone Wines and consultant and supplier to The Freemasons at Wiswell in Ribble Valley village, and the venue’s chef-owner, Steven Smith, talk to Douglas Blyde about how their list “over-delivers”, including homegrown wines, the best seats in the house, and the Northern soul playlist…
Unfiltered: Arnaud Dolmazon
The head sommelier of Michelin green star holder, Heckfield Place, Hampshire on his love of Hermitage, the terroir-first wine list at Marle restaurant, and what to pair with chilli oil pepped scallops and polenta…
Unfiltered: Hannah Crosbie
Billed by the newly formed PR agency, ‘Hot Sauce Presents’ as ‘the sexiest voice in wine’, Hannah Crosbie is the founder of Dalston Wine Club, and is currently assuming a residency selling wines at East London’s ‘Lady Garden’…
Unfiltered: Eduardo Brea Luengo
The Spanish head sommelier at Cotswold’s gourmet bolthole, The Feathered Nest counts Restaurant Pablo and Casa Marcelo in his homeland on his CV, as well as Sketch in London, The Swan, Ascott-under-Wychwood, and Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton. He is particularly interested in wines from Bierzo, Montsant, Dao, Rousillon and sherry and Port as well as what he calls “the fresh New World”…
Unfiltered: Amber Gardner and Bella Babbitt
The co-wine directors of NoMad, London talk to Douglas Blyde about creating an atypical five-star hotel list, including building a “killer Nebbiolo” selection while banishing “flabby” reds, and the “performance” of wine service.
Unfiltered: Dan Warham
The techno-loving head sommelier of Limewood talks to Douglas Blyde about his preference for white wines, especially when sourced from the Jura, pairing Lustau Moscatel with house favourite pudding, the tiramisu, and why time travel could help with the tasting of wines through the ages…