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The Sunday Times’ recent 1,100-word review of Aster, the rather fun new opening from the D&D group, included an illuminating insight into the French–Scandi restaurant’s wine offering, which I shall reproduce here in full: “We drank a lovely Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.”
Being a passive observer, rather than an active member, of the wine trade can bring into focus how slow it is to change
As a middle-aged, middle-class man, my weekly highlight is Saturday morning, illuminated by a warm croissant (180ºC for eight minutes, served with passion fruit curd), a Nespresso coffee (medium froth, Ristretto pod) plus the weekend papers – and here’s the most indulgent part – delivered to the door.
- Guy Woodward: Why are we so down on English fizz? Subscription
- Guy Woodward: Shouldn’t Rioja just keep things simple?Subscription
- Guy Woodward: Why is the wine world so snotty about luxury?Subscription
- Guy Woodward: Seven things I hate about the wine tradeSubscription
- Guy Woodward: Would you order a wine selected by an algorithm?
- Guy Woodward: British chefs love telling us to think local- until it comes to wineSubscription
- Guy Woodward: Why wine is failing the hipster testSubscription