My Top 10 Wines of 2015

15 January 2016

Reflecting on what was a very good year for us, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 wines of the year. As we continue to grow as a small, family business, the most important thing is to keep the core values that has taken us to where we are today. Trading rare Burgundy is […]

Jacky Truchot – Dinner Summary

08 June 2015

  Domaine Jacky Truchot Amongst very particular and astute Burgundy connoisseurs it was never a secret that Jacky Truchot made some of the most elegant, feminine and old fashioned red Burgundy. John Gilman perhaps said it best – “The wines of Jacky Truchot are quite unique stylistically in today’s world of Burgundy, and Monsieur Truchot has […]

Top 10 Wines of 2014

31 December 2014

Every end of the year I compile a short list of the best wines I had in that year. Every year seems to bring new surprises and experiences. Long may that continue. The more wines I drink the more the mystery of the Burgundy terroir widens. I’m sure scientists will call it the geological make […]

A very special evening at La Trompette

22 December 2014

I had been looking forward to this evening for quite some time. The four of us – Mr & Mrs M, Daniel and I – gathered at La Trompette in Chiswick armed with some fierce bottles of Burgundy in tow. We started the evening with a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot 1949. When I first […]

Lunch at Taillevent

10 February 2014

I have had a bottle of Vieux Chateau Certan 1900 in my cellar for a few years now, and thought what on earth should I do with it! Daniel and I mooted sending it back to the Chateau, but then thought what good would that do. It would be best to open and experience the […]

Top 10 Wines of 2013

30 December 2013

As the year draws to a close, I have made my list of my favourite wines I drank. 2013 has been an excellent year for us – as a young company we have grown remarkably. Our traditional values – pride of ownership, personal service, efficiency – have been the forefront of our growth. Even before […]

Some Burgundy tasting notes

24 September 2013

A review of the wines tasted in the last month – (almost) all Burgundy… White’s  Antoine Jobard Bourgogne 2009  The closest to Meursault a Bourgogne blanc can be. I like this very much – it is delicious, you feel the Jobard style, and you get a basic Meursault at Bourgogne price. Only two barrels of […]

Top Ten Wines of 2012

31 December 2012

  Reflecting on a great year, I have made a list of my top ten wines I drank. Interestingly there are four 1990 white’s, which is hardly a surprise given how good the vintage is.   Top Ten 1. Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 1996 – this must be the elixir of the heavens. A life full of electric energy in […]

From Berlin to Beaune

26 November 2012

  In June I visited in Berlin, before heading off to Burgundy. Berlin was much like a bottle of Coche Dury – electric, full of energy, and always surprising. The vibe in the city was fantastic, and there were many fascinating neighbourhoods to discover – the soul of the city was certainly not just in the mitte, the centre. […]

Dinner at Hakkasan Mayfair

25 November 2012

  When choosing a restaurant for a dinner, I always try to think what would be different than the usual London circuit of the Ledbury, or the Square?  I enjoy both of these restaurants, and the food is usually faultless, but something refreshing, something exciting was in order. In step Hakkasan Mayfair. We first came here several months ago with […]

Write something, write anything!

18 September 2012

“Write something, write anything Dan,” Adam said to me. Its been a while since I have written more than a shopping list so a coherent 1000 words seems like a tall order. Patching together what made my summer – watching Phelps, visiting Kefalonia, Asia trip with both brothers – DRC Richebourg ’01 & night at […]

A few cigars…

02 September 2012

  Partagas Serie D No. 4 Excellent first draw of smoke, quite creamy, earthy nuances, good character towards the end of the 1st third, which makes up for the slight lack of complexity. Very open and mouth filling – in a good way. Easy to smoke, fine balance. Develops into quite a delicate smoke mid-way through 2nd third. The last […]