We recently met Aymeric and Jordan Amiel, two brothers who run Domaine des Amiel in Languedoc, France. These guys have a very clean approach, they don’t follow antiquated appellation laws and they make fucking delicious natural wine.
It dawned on me the other day that the two biggest wine fairs we attended this year have been celebrations of natural wine, but we haven't explained what natural/biodynamic wine actually is. Well fear no more, that’s about to change. But first… story time. I remember when I first got really into wine. It was … Continue reading Natural wine: what the f*ck is it?!
On 16th November, we headed to Amelia Singer's house for a festive wine tasting and I've been eating and drinking like it's Christmas ever since...
We nipped to NYC to touch base with Isabelle about natural wine, Action Bronson and Christmas drinking. And we're crossing our fingers for Raw Wine Sheffield...!
On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise James, who at this moment have 1,782 bottles of their gin, ‘London to Lima’, crossing the Atlantic on their way to London.
We go into more detail about the lifespan of a barrel and a concept called toasting.
*If you are French or from the USA you may find this next part a bit offensive...*
Consider this your basic introduction to the 'trendiest' spirit around. We've put together a little fact sheet to take you through the basic history of gin, how it's made and why it seems to have been re-born.
Our winemaker strolls into the tasting bar with a cup of coffee, takes a look around, exchanges a few pleasantries, makes empty promises to come to the trivia nights that I sometimes host, then wanders off. What a life eh!
With categories such as Food Sharing, Front of House, Chefs, Alcohol, Street Food, Meat and even this year's brilliantly named Charles Tanqueray Inginuity Award; pretty much every nook and cranny of the industry is covered.