Month: June, 2017

On the table: Elystan Street

Philip Howard needs little introduction. The Square has been a staple of London’s fine-dining scene since it first opened in 1991. His new solo restaurant, Elystan Street, opened late last year: we sent Olivia Bodle (O) and Thomas Van de Pette (T) to see whether it lives up to the rave reviews O: I have […]

En primeur: fable and fortune

As the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur campaign draws to a close, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how we came to buy unfinished wine, and examines the mechanics, myths and future of wine futures The first Bordeaux vintage I bought en primeur as a wine merchant was 1982. I only bought two wines – […]

Let’s talk Tempranillo

Best known for producing the wines of Rioja, Tempranillo is a grape with many faces. Here Buyer Catriona Felstead MW talks through the varied styles it produces in Spain and further afield Glorious Tempranillo is Spain’s flagship grape variety. In its traditional heartland, it is revered for its contribution to rich, deep Riojas; structured and […]

Seasonal sensations: asparagus

In the heart of asparagus season, our Head Chef serves up Britain’s best spears with a quick and easy tart British asparagus is a true vegetable hero: the season starts in mid-April and if we are lucky it will last until the end of June. It must be one of, if not our greatest seasonal […]