Before the break of dawn, the deep velvet of the night not yet tinged with the pink and gold of the day, downtown New York is already stirring. Where night shift soldiers and early risers meet; Chinatown has a rhythm all of its own.
- published in SUITCASE, January 2018
What is the deal with wine and time? Is it true that all wines improve with age? Which wines should you drink sooner rather than later? I bust a few wine myths over at Farmdrop.
- published in Farmdrop, November 2018
The vast and verdant hills of Lisbon enjoy long hours of sunshine and a cool Atlantic breeze, and have, until now, created cheap and cheerful table wines. Today, a group of young, dynamic winemakers has started a fresh conversation about the region, rooted in quality and bold combinations of innovation and tradition. Some are making alternative wines from native varieties; others are focusing on reviving long-forgotten vineyards, but all their wines carry the characteristic saltiness of the ocean-flanking region.
- published in Above Sea Level, December 2018
Behind cell-phone shops, down winding narrow stairways and beyond unmarked doors, you’ll stumble upon hyper-regional dishes and a local crowd.... Queens is gaining momentum by the mouthful. Here's where to eat and drink in New York’s most spirited borough,
What exactly is natural wine? Why is it causing such a stir? Does it taste different? I delve into the world of natural wine to answer all your questions, and bring you some recommendations for tasting.
- published in VeggieOption, April 2018
From food-focused wine bars to late night cocktail clubs, I pick out Paris’ best spots for discerning drinkers for my column in London’s Evening Standard.
- published in Evening Standard, June 2018
Joško Gravner is a legend in the world of winemaking. A man of character and contemplation, he quietly revolutionised his cellars until he found his way to the wines he believed in. Earning cult status, with bottles fawned over by sommeliers across the world, his wines are heralded for their purity, and their story...
I head to Oslavia in Italy’s Friulian hills to meet one of the living legends of winemaking.
- published in Evening Standard, January 2019
Ever get the fear ordering wine in a restaurant, or find yourself spending hours in the supermarket wine section only to leave with the same bottle of plonk? I've picked up a few wine tricks of the trade - here are my top tips on how to fake it like a pro and get the best out of those bottles.
- published in InStyle, June 2017
The recipe for a great wine bar? A gorgeous space that people actually want to hang out in; a diverse list of interesting bottles from around the world, with as many by the glass as possible. Awesome staff, great food and a sweet soundtrack. Here’s my pick of the best London wine bars for InStyle UK - published in InStyle, June 2017
My interview with chef Dan Barber for SUITCASE Magazine. Talking food-revolution, inspiration, and what it's like working with the world's top chefs in both London and New York. - published in Suitcase, May 2017
"Find the green fairy in her natural habitat..." As absinthe makes a comeback, I trace its heritage past the brothels of 18th Century Paris and into the Swiss Alps. - published in easyJet Traveller Print Magazine, July 2017
With a penchant for old and rare liqueurs, and a dress-sense as sharp as his palate, Will Elliott is undoubtedly one of New York’s most captivating hosts. We sipped a cocktail and settled in to talk absinthe, Arizona and Hermès ties…
- published in Suitcase Magazine, January 2017
Each week a surge of prisoners is released from the gates of the prison system and thrust back out into the 'real world', often with little guidance or support and too few job opportunities. Cue the social enterprises utilising the food industry to break through these barriers, one dish at a time.
- published in Root + Bone magazine, Issue 09: War and Peace
"Spitting wine, if you think about it, is an odd thing..." I talk through the art of spitting wine in the first issue of print magazine, Above Sea Level .
- published in Above Sea Level, October 2016”
In such a frenetic city, the culinary world of New York can sometimes feel like a competition between the loudest, the fastest, the most outrageous.
Cue the arrival of King, with its pared-back elegance and nod to simplicity. I spent an afternoon with the girls to talk food memories, the family dinner table, and what it means to be a woman in the kitchen today – middles fingers at the ready.
- published in Suitcase Magazine, January 2017
From chic and sassy to downright dives, we sipped and slurped our way around town in search of the perfect spot for spending a Syrah-soaked hour or two. My round-up of New York’s best wine bars for SUITCASE mag. - published in Suitcase, April 2017
We need to talk about Chardonnay.
One of the most common things heard at wine tastings these days has to be the phrase, “I don’t like chardonnay,” usually accompanied by a shudder and a look that says, “Ugh, gross!” This is a serious fail, and here’s why...
- published in The Daily Meal, May 2016