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Latest Post In the fervid climate of London restaurant openings, a restaurant butterfly (who me?) is finding it increasingly difficult to go back to enough restaurants, enough times, to get the warm fuzzy glow of being a genuine regular. One lunch and one dinner, even every single day, just simply won't cover it. The pace and number of restaurant openings is almost starting to PISS me off. Give us a break. Come on, this just isn't fair. It's almost cruel. Breathe.....

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This Week

Northern style pork belly curry with pickled garlic and ginger, with lots of sticky rice to mop up every last scrap of a vibrant, joyful sauce. Som Saa is a Thai thrill ride every time...



The team behind Lardo in Hackney have opened the doors to a new development kitchen in a warehouse close by, where they make all the salumi, bread and dough for their restaurants. A single communal table is the cute setting for a daily changing menu, and wine and produce can be bought to takeaway too. Tortellini in brodo made with pork, veal and mortadella, and Vitello Tonnato crostini were the stars of an impromptu recent meal.

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Having fallen from grace, Lambrusco is now making a comeback in its traditional form as a deep, dry,
sparkling wine from Emilia Romagna. Zeren Wilson hails the return of this once–derided drop.

Christie’s Magazine,
October 2014
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The wines of Napa Valley and Sonoma County are back in the frame, their characteristic exuberance tempered with the restraint that first wowed the world in 1976. Zeren Wilson, reports

Christie’s Magazine,
November 2014
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Turkish wine has been making some more noise in London recently, and a great venue to drink some is amongst the smoke and fire of the grill at Berber & Q. Ozcan Arca and daughter Zeynep, are the founders of Arcadia in North-Western Turkey, releasing their first vintage in 2010. Estate fruit, sustainable viticulture, and a consultant winemaker who was involved with Roederer Estate in California — a combination delivering impressive results. This white blend has an alluring texture, great balance, and herb tinged aromatic intrigue.
Wine of the week
Sauvignon Blanc/Sauvignon Gris 2014, Arcadia, Thrace, Turkey

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Cuvée Sainte Apolline' Grand Cru NV, Leclaire Thiéfaine, Avize, Champagne
Ernest Alfred Leclaire founded this Champagne house in 1878, and six generations have maintained the estate, currently owning 6 hectares sited mostly on the Côte des Blancs. 2 hectares in Avize and Cramant are classed Grand Cru, and provides the Chardonnay for this rather brilliant wine. Toast and brioche aromas lead on to a focused, richly textured palate that has plenty of zip and freshness, oozing 'Grand Cru' swagger with every sip. Distinguished fizz. £24.95 a bottle for a drop this classy? Game on.

Plus De Bulles

Leclaire Thiéfaine

This Month

Vintage Wine Sellers is a new London-based wine merchant
launched Spring 2015.
An experienced team including
Master of Wine Philip Goodband
and Clarion Wines are behind the
venture, intending to service
the needs of customers looking
to purchase vintage wines as
confidence returns to the market.

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