Wine lists: the bigger the better?
While good things are supposed to come in small packages, when it comes to wine lists, a number of the top sommeliers in London live by ‘the bigger the better’ mantra, writes Lucy Shaw.
Restaurant review: Chinois on Main
db’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois on Main London pop-up for Shanghai lobster, Peking duck and a glorious glass of Graves from 1983.
New on Wine List Confidential: Hakkasan Mayfair
Group buyer Christine Parkinson’s deep, detailed wine list is introduced with quirky titles such as ‘Curious Vines: Distinctive Wines’, and for Champagne, ‘Late Disgorged’.
New on Wine List Confidential: Serge et le Phoque
Award-winning sommelier, Bert Blaize describes his vision for Serge as ‘fun and fine’…
New on Wine List Confidential: Kricket
Bar manager, Will Rogers aims for symmetry betwixt drinks carte and the toothsome dishes fired by chef, Will Bowlby at this two floor site – sequel to the original pop-up in a Brixton community project.
Nine delicious rosés over £20 for summer 2018
The category of fine rosés is fast-emerging, and we bring you the best examples of pricy pinks from this year’s Rosé Masters, comprising nine brilliant wines from France, Italy, Australia and California, ranging from a little over £20 to almost £100.
Tom Kerridge to open first London restaurant
British chef Tom Kerridge, the owner of two-Michelin-starred gastropub Hand and Flowers in Marlow, is to open his first restaurant in London.
73% of Brits are intimidated by wine lists
A staggering 73% of Brits are intimidated by restaurant wine lists according to a new study, while 58% don’t feel they have enough wine knowledge to order with confidence.
Top 10 wine lists in London 2018
Following the release of Wine List Confidential’s 2018 guide to the best restaurants in London for wine lovers, we reveal the top 10 best-performing restaurants based on the strength of their wine list.
Wine List Confidential awards 2018: The winners
We reveal the winners of 2018’s Wine List Confidential Awards following a ceremony on Monday this week at the London Wine Fair.
Investors circling Gaucho restaurant chain
Osmond Capital, the company owned by Hugh Osmond, best known for his involvement with Pizza Express and founding of Punch Taverns, is among those in the frame to buy high-end Argentine restaurant chain Gaucho.
The Dish: Monica Galetti
A formidable figure in the world of food, Monica Galetti, former sous chef of Le Gavroche, opened her debut venture Mere last year, where she plates up dishes that deftly combine her training in classical French cooking with her Samoan heritage alongside a stellar wine list.