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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

A first visit back to Brawn since Chef/Owner Ed Wilson has taken sole control having previously led the kitchen and menus for the Terroirs group. A shiny new open kitchen feels like you're dining in a mate's French country pad. The menu has an 'order the lot' look, and maybe you should: wild rabbit and veal terrine; Vitello Tonnato; tagliolini with morels — Soave from Filippi sailed through the lot with ease.

brawn.co
@Brawn49
Noted

Lyle's

A beautiful piece of aged turbot at James Lowe's restaurant, served with its roe, was one of the highlights of a wonderful lunch following a session of wine tasting at the RAW fair close by — welcome sustenance after a barrage of wine. Other dishes included a comforting hug from Longhorn brisket, mashed potato and ramson, and a plate of jersey royals and lovage hiding under an airy cloud of Riseley cheese. The wine list here is a gem: try the BK Syrah from Adelaide Hills.
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Lambrusco
strikes
back


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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California
dreaming
 


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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#BittenWineOfTheWeek

Purrty in pink

Silvio Jermann has an immense reputation for the quality of his white wines, with the multi-varietal blend 'Vintage Tunnina' and the 'Dreams' Chardonnay widely being recognised amongst the finest whites of Italy. At a Jermann dinner at newly opened Craft in Greenwich Peninsula, we also tasted one of the reds. 90% Pinot Noir with a 10% splash of Merlot, this velvety and supple cherry scented drop, accompanied Angus Beef Sirloin from the robata grill with marrowbone, bread sauce and lovage liquor.
Wine of the week
Pinot Noir 'Red Angel' 2012, Vinnaioli Jermann, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Available :
craft-london.co.uk
@CraftLDN

Importer
enotria.co.uk
@EnotriaUK



Champagne

Les 7, Laherte Frères, Champagne, France
'Les 7' is made by top grower Laherte Frères from a single vineyard planted with all seven of the allowed varietals in Champagne, using four ancient varieties to produce a wine resembling those made 250 years ago. The result is a bonkers sounding blend: 10% Fromenteau, 8% Arbanne, 17% Pinot Blanc, 15% Petit Meslier, alongside the three traditional Champagne varieties, 14 % Pinot Noir, 18% Chardonnay, and 18% Pinot Meunier. All seven varieties are cultivated in the commune of Chavot in Epernay, with its limestone/clay soil and chalky limestone sub-soil. There's a texture and chewiness here unlike any Champagne I've tasted, underpinned by stony minerality and a brisk lemony finish. Distinctive and unique.

Available
Plus De Bulles
plus-de-bulles.co.uk





Grower
champagne-laherte.com






This Month

Vintage Wine Sellers is a new London-based wine merchant set
to launch in April 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.

For more information :
info@vintagewinesellers.co.uk