Alsatians and Californians

Alsatians and Californians

Two sets of new wines to report this week. Mrs Prohibition Wines attended a tasting a few weeks back and enjoyed a good yak with the antehyphened eponymous owner of Alsace producer Bott-Geyl, Valerie Bott. The domaine dates back to the late 1700s and now comprises 15 hectares of vines across Alsace…

A glass of English please

A glass of English please

Our experience of English wines to date has not been entirely a happy one. Many sparkling wines lack the sparkle to justify the price tag, still more so with the stills. However there is plenty of cause for optimism, as we discovered last Monday when we went for our annual outing to Whitehall for the English Wine Producers tasting.

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Has it really been 12 months since we asked you to vote for us in The Observer Food Monthly Awards? It has. Last year, you voted and we were awarded a London runners-up place for the third year running. We would love your help to make it four in a row (or go one better). Please vote for us.

Beef, Bandol and Big Bird

Beef, Bandol and Big Bird

A quick post to tell you what we’re up to over Easter. We’re open as usual and you can get a full list of our opening times at the bottom of this page. Here are some wines to go with a few things you may be eating over the bank holiday weekend, starting with what we’re having.