The art of wine at the Tate

The art of wine at the Tate – 2008 House wines used to be the most disappointing aspect of any visit to any restaurant. Often thin and acidic, a house wine’s only saving grace – at least until the following morning – was that it was inexpensive. The good news today is that not only is the overall quality of most wine lists vastly superior to what it used to be even a decade ago but also that the simple choice of either one house red or one house white…






Wine friendly restaurants in Paris

Wine friendly restaurants in Paris – 2002 On your way out of L’Angle du Faubourg in Paris’s smart 8th arrondissement something takes place which is highly unusual yet so highly indicative of an extremely well run restaurant. Without mentioning your name or handing over a piece of paper or a plastic token you are promptly reunited with your coat. This apparent sleight of hand is not of course operationally that difficult – it merely requires an attentive receptionist and sufficient, clearly defined, cloakroom space for each table – but it…