They came to Number Three: The Prizefighters

In the spring of 1979, in the 50th issue of our magazine Number Three, we wrote about one of the most intriguing entries in our weight books for July 23, 1808, recording “a weigh-in” of the famous prizefighters Tom Cribb and Jem Belcher, between the champions’ two classic fights. Witnessed by George Berry the first, […]

From our kitchen: truffle and lobster macaroni cheese

This month our Head Chef Stewart Turner cooks up a truly indulgent feast for two – combining fresh, native lobster with shavings of truffle and macaroni cheese. Demetri Walters MW suggests the perfect vinous partners to balance the decadent flavours On the table: Macaroni cheese is comfort food nirvana, but here – with the addition […]

Liquid history: 1945 Ch. Léoville Barton

We are surrounded by our vinous past at No.3, from the still-unopened bottles that lie in our cellars to a handful of rather special empty ones which have been preserved. One such is a 1945 Ch. Léoville Barton. Here Anthony Barton, the Irish-born, octogenarian owner of the illustrious château, tells us something of this extraordinary […]

How to open Champagne

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, this extract from our introductory wine book tells you how to pop corks like a pro (and without losing half the bottle) Standing on the Winner’s Podium, the triumphant athlete shakes the Champagne bottle and releases a fountain of fizz… This image of celebration (or shocking waste, if […]