Meeting the Brilliant Olivier Dauga

France, YouTube


A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to host an evening with Olivier Dauga (consultant winemaker in France) at my new restaurant, La Ferme, in Primrose Hill.

Before the great and the good of British bloggers and journalists descended, Olivier asked to borrow me for a quick video…needless to say I didn’t expect to go where it did…

WARNING – It’s in french.  Well…Oilvier’s bit is in french, mine’s in shit french 🙂

Steady As She Goes Louis Jadot

France, Uncategorized

Just checking I've spelled Louis Jadot correctly

Louis Jadot is a Burgundy wine behemoth.  Producing wines in over a quarter of the region’s 600 appellations, they really are one of the biggest players in Eastern France’s long and winding wine heartland.  Recently I met Fred Barnier, the man charged to continue the traditions of this 150 year old business, with a brief to do absolutely nothing!  Well, kind of…

NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: A Quickie with Matt Stafford

New Zealand, Uncategorized, YouTube

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Was really lucky to sneak in a quick chat with Matt Stafford when he was over in London recently.  Between trips round all the top wine sellers in the UK he managed to spare 5 minutes for me to take about what it’s like to be a winemaker at the brilliant Craggy Range vineyard in New Zealand…

Asking The Winemakers

Wine Industry, YouTube


I’ve been trying to get a few ideas about what to do when I relaunch my YouTube channel in September, so I’ve been following a few channels recently. Along with stuff like the “It’s Chelsea, yeah?!” guy, and “Empire State of Newport” that’s been making me laugh, there’s this great one called “Ask A Winemaker.”