…we escape to Tuscany between lockdowns to meet an exciting young generation of Chianti Not Chianti producers, includingMontevertineandTenuta di Carleone.
…welcome Edinburgh’s master of dark comedy, and author of heroin-spiked classic Trainspotting,Irvine Welsh. He tells us how Covid restaurant closures have forced him to improve his culinary skills, and given him a new perspective on less-recreational uses for kitchen foil.
…interviewDJ Gilles Petersonand Brawn chefEd Wilsonabout the joy of Romanée Conti, and their recent sensory collaborations.
…hear aboutMargot Henderson’s ‘Greatest Ever Meal’ at Paris’ Le Baratin.
…feature queen of the interviewers and author of film sensation An Education,Lynn Barber, writing on discovering posh food and restaurants.
…ask a few of our sagest wino chums what they would buy to start a cellar for less than £500?
Elsewhere in this issue we profileSantoriniandTuscany’s sweet Vinsanto/ Vin Santo wines; rememberLulu Peyraudof Bandol’s Domaine Tempier; La Fromagerie’sPatricia Michelsongives us her ultimate cheesecake recipe; andWilliam Kelleylooks at the future of Burgundy in a time of climate change. Plus other stories and musings fromSimon Hopkinson,Marina O’Loughlin,John Niven,Stephen Harris,Alice Feiring,Kate Spicer,Jordan Michelman,Rachel Roddy,Russell NormanandGeorge Reynolds.