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Donostia

Txak Attack Txakoli, light of my life, fire of my glass. My sin, my soul. Cha-Ko-Lee: the tip of the tongue taking an acid trip of three steps down the…

Restaurant

Berenjak

Special K Kabab. Kebab. Kebap. Kabob. Kebob. Whichever of its iterations are eaten/uttered/cooked, it’s all the same family, the same flame licked DNA. Loved and cosseted as part of the…

Restaurant

The Folkestone Wine Company

Find Your Folkestone Tubbs peers over his spectacles at me: “I have a room for you, but I can’t confirm for another ten minutes or so, until I move a…

Restaurant

The Fordwich Arms

Livin’ la Vida Local “Unless you want an overpriced fancy dinner, you can now only get fancy overpriced nibbles for a lunch. No more lovely cob rolls. No sandwiches. No…

Wine

Double J

The Prüm family history in the Mosel goes back to 1156, but it was Johann Josef Prüm who founded the estate in 1911 – the Prüm wines are regarded amongst…

Wine

For One / Four

Morellino di Scansano 2012, Podere 414, Tuscany, Italy Muscular and broad shouldered, this full throttle 14% brooding beauty combines 85% Sangiovese and local variety Ciliegiolo, from Maremma on the Tuscan…

Wine

Grüner Veltliner ‘Grundstein’

At Thai barbecue restaurant Kiln in Soho, we’ve put this charmer on the list. Grüner Veltliner from Julia Nather and Josef Schenter. 3 hectares farmed, from two separate parcels of…

Wine

Pure Rosé 2017

Rosé yeah, whatever yeah? Well, seems the rosé category has been on good form over recent years, and Mirabeau are a good place to start for classy, dry rosé. A…

Wine

Wine Vosne Alone

Vosne-Romanée blew me away the very first time we met – Pinot Noir as I had never known it. “I just don’t get  red Burgundy, it’s just all a bit…

Written

Meursault & Megadeth

“Can I offer you something while we talk? You wanna beer or something? Wine?” We’re backstage at the 02 Centre in Greenwich, two hours before showtime: 17.30. Dave Mustaine walks…

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