Tag Archives: Harrods

• It’s a trend! Paying £100,000 ($156k) for a rare single malt

It’s a trend! Paying £100,000 ($156k) for a rare single malt

FIVE years ago, had someone asked me if a bottle of whisky would ever sell for £100,000, after I’d stopped laughing I’d not only have said they were barking up the wrong tree, I’d have assumed they were howling like a mad dog in entirely the wrong forest! The truth of the matter is I […]

• Not about booze, but newsworthy: The French Laundry pop-up in Harrods

Not about booze, but newsworthy: The French Laundry pop-up in Harrods

The French Laundry will bring a taste of US fine dining to the UK this autumn with a pop-up restaurant at Harrods. Opening on 1 October for just 10 days, the collaboration will see the London luxury department store’s fourth floor Georgian Restaurant transformed, bringing in the French Laundry tableware and staff to complement the […]

• Bigger wines require bigger glasses. Do you really need more glasses?

Bigger wines require bigger glasses. Do you really need more glasses?

The greater levels of concentration in modern wines meant that Riedel’s range of Vinum glassware needed to be updated to suit new styles of both red and white wine, according to Maximilian Riedel. Speaking at a lunch held in the Harrods tasting room, Riedel presented the newest addition to the Vinum XL range, the Syrah […]

• German Pinot Noir stifled by lack of awareness

German Pinot Noir stifled by lack of awareness

German Pinot Noir is greatly admired by sommeliers and should be promoted as the country’s second grape but is stifled by lack of consumer knowledge and limited plantings. Iris Ellmann, managing director of the Winebarn, spoke to the drinks business and stated her belief that although Germany makes, “very good Grau and Weissburgunders, the most […]