Weekly Wine....


Oregon Pinot Noir:


On the aforementioned subject of ditching, temporarily or otherwise, an ensuing and deemed inferior Vintage, we have had to make an adjustment on our most popular Oregon Pinot Noir. Selling-out recently of the 2011 we decided not to take on the much hotter example in 2012. That has forced us into taking the more expensive but thus higher Cuvée (Dundee Hills) to remain with the classic 2011.


J. Christopher “Dundee Hills” Pinot Noir 2011 Oregon, U.S.A. at £ 28.50 per Bottle

Classic cool climate Pinot, refined, elegant and once opened, will drink beautifully into day two if required


Due in to stock today.





Other wine news:


Shortly about to ship the much vaunted 2012 Double Magnums from Château Brande-Bergère . At the same time we can ship over any stragglers from 2009 & 2010 & 2011 En Primeur.


As with Mark Haisma’s exclusive labeling for us of his Nuits St-Georges “Wagga Wagga” (in deference to his Aussie heritage), just agreed with The Cape’s Alex Dale to specially label his terrific Radford Dale Stellenbosch Chardonnay under a somewhat ironic post Apartheid label. Watch this space.


Currently I know no less than four friends who are headlong in projects for opening new restaurants. One in the West End; one in Chiswick; and two in nearby Holland Park. I will update each, as and when appropriate. I will be looking to structure the wine list for at least one of these, so an exciting blank page to begin for me.