Does the restaurant at home experience live up to expectations? A definite yes for Simon Rogan at Home

In our household we would consider ourselves to be ‘good home cooks’, so when looking for a treat it was with some scepticism that I looked at the pictures on the website and felt we could recreate exactly what Simon Rogan at home was offering – the real restaurant experience.  There were two choices of […]

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The Pig Cut – Hotel group’s classy own-label wines and Tom’s guide to what to eat with them

The sommelier team at kitchen-garden legends The Pig have been down to Tuscany’s beautiful Maremma and teamed up with Tenuta Fertuna winery. The result? Three bright, bold, fresh and most importantly, gastronomic wines released exclusively under The Pig Cut bespoke label. A white, a red and a rosé. I was lucky enough to be invited […]

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Oz on Chile

It was the sight of Christian Vallejo of Vik Winery which did it for me.  There was he in his shirtsleeves, dandling a glass of Cabernet, under the bluest sky the world possesses and, so it seemed, with the clearest air, the greenest vine leaves and the most beguiling mountain peaks in the distant heat. […]

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Planet-friendly Sapling Vodka, cured meat & pickles – Tom’s alternative to a dry January

I am a terrible fiend. A fiend for pickles, cured meats and smoked cuts. I’m insatiable. There’s no use hiding it and I am only moderately repentant. Salted, smoked, air-dried. I’m your man. I assume it’s something to do with multiple generations before me, preserving foods to indulge in during the lean winter months. It […]

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Susy on Chile

Chilean Discovery - Susy

What could be better to perk up January than to make exciting new discoveries in wine? And from one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving wine countries of all – Chile. I am thrilled to be hosting the second tasting of the Three Wine Men’s unique Chilean Discovery two-part event in a month’s time. […]

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KWV – The Mentors

Tim Atkin MW is the world’s leading expert on South African wine, each year tasting his way through all their wines to write his South Africa Special Report. He has recently been exploring some classic and off the beaten track varietals from one of South Africa’s leading producers KWV.  The Mentors is a range of limited production wines which focus […]

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