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My Wine of the Year 2013

Thankfully, I’ve been lucky to share some great bottles this year but the one that topped it all for me was at a lunch in November at my favourite haunt,  Zucca.  It’s a wine I’d had a 3 other occasions but this bottle was the best of the parcel.  It’s the Barolo Riserva 1958 Giuseppe Mascarello. [...]

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An Epic Dinner at Zucca

This was organised purely to celebrate the end of summer and the recent nuptials of some good friends from the trade. Sam Harris from Zucca Bermondsey treated us to his now legendary hospitality with some amazing food.  He sometimes uses these private dining room events (which holds 10 people) to experiment with new dishes and, [...]

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Oh what a night!

A few friends from the trade and I decided to toast the new year with a primarily Piedmont-based dinner at our favourite haunt, Zucca. Proprietor, Sam Harris, joined us for dinner and put on a bespoke spread to die for which included Raw Mackerel and Sicilian Prawns, Lightly seared Tuna with lemon and capers, Roast [...]

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A Tour Back to the Fifties, October 23rd

About a month I approached a few mates and suggested that we do a 50s night.  We gathered at mine for a glass of Jerome Prevost’s La Closerie Cuvee Les Beguines Champagne we headed to one of our favourite dining spots, Chez Bruce in Wansdworth. Once comfortably seated, we tucked into some Dom Perignon 1990 [...]

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