Category: Miscellaneous

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 […]

Buff not bluff: how to be a wine expert

Today marks the publication of The 24-Hour Wine Expert by Jancis Robinson MW, arguably the world’s foremost wine critic and author. Here she talks to us about distilling her knowledge into such a diminutive tome, the key piece of advice you should take from it and the landmark wine that got her hooked… You won’t […]

From the inside: dangerous descriptions

This month we have delved into our archives for an article which was originally published in the autumn 1956 edition of our Number Three magazine, musing on the exotic – and sometimes lascivious – language employed by those describing wine. One of our many pleasant memories of evening spent with the Sainstbury Club* is of […]

Impeccable taste: Sir Paul Smith

Sir Paul Smith, the designer who – through four decades of fashion – has changed the way men dress, talks about his recent collaboration with Berry Bros. & Rudd, the person he most enjoys sharing a drink with and his guilty secret about where he keeps his Ch. Mouton Rothschild. It was a good bit […]