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London’s food news and most exciting openings this September By GEORGIA MCVEIGH
WINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MONTH By BERRY BROS. & RUDD
2016 Berry Bros. & Rudd Chilean Sauvignon Blanc £9.95 For a thirst-slaking apéritif, this is a dazzlingly fresh white, showcasing just how good a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc can be. Aroma: Just-mown grass, green apples. Palate: Vibrant, zesty, with notes of kiwi. Try with Lemon Sole.
2014 Ch. Potensac, Médoc £22.50 The season’s gloriously robust ﬂavours call for a wine with power and poise: this Claret ﬁlls the brief. Aroma: Spicy green peppers, blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry. Palate: Black fruit, sweetness and earthy spice. Try with: Beef carpaccio.
Hambledon, Classic Cuvée, Sparkling, Hampshire, England £29.95 Hambledon Vineyard is the location of the ﬁrst English commercial vineyard. This wine's leesageing imparts biscuity notes, adding structure to the ﬁrst impressions, which recall English orchard fruit, yellow fruits and quince. BERRY BROS. & RUDD Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, a Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in St James's.
Soho Roots O L D C O M P TO N B R A S S E R I E
Both the food and the interior of Soho's newest opening is guaranteed to wow. Old Compton Brasserie brings Soho back to its artistic roots, with bespoke art from local street artists and pop art to recapture 'forgotton Soho'. Award-winning cocktails and a British menu championing provenance round it off beautifully. 36-38 Old Compton Street, W1D oldcomptonbrasserie.co.uk
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