Bottles with table appeal

As iconic British designer Sir Paul Smith turns his hand to our Good Ordinary Claret and Good Ordinary White, we compile a short-list of bottles that hold serious table appeal. From buxom beauties to sinister twins and simple fonts, these labels are sure to turn heads. Everyone knows you should never judge a book by […]

On the table: Noble Rot

This month we sent Sophie Thorpe to report on Noble Rot, the new eatery from the team behind the eponymous magazine – a wonderfully unstuffy spot that offers fantastic food and seriously fine wine. When I worked on a stall in Borough Market three years ago, I was shivering my way through a quiet midweek […]

An enchanting tale

Sophie Thorpe’s South African adventure takes her to Fable Mountain Vineyards, and an encounter with the storybook charms – and serious wines – of Paul Nicholls and Rebecca Tanner. Fable Mountain Vineyards is uniquely beautiful. Don’t tell anyone, but it might just be paradise. I visited at the very end of October last year, after […]

Sadie’s success

Recently returned from a trip around South Africa’s winelands, Sophie Thorpe – a member of our Marketing team – records an extraordinary meeting with one of the wine world’s biggest celebrities, and one of the founding fathers of the country’s ‘new wave’ movement, Eben Sadie. I was incredibly nervous before meeting Eben Sadie, a man […]