TABLE TALK #91
🍡 AMUSE-BOUCHES 🍡
Feast: your way around London on a food tour with this Chubby Fellow
Count: all 24 layers of chocolate cake at the Get Baked pop-up in Islington
Visit: Edinburgh Food Festival, Edinburgh’s largest free-to-enter food festival kick starting this weekend alongside The Fringe
🍝 MAIN COURSE 🍝
Table Talk, as a rule, is NOT all about us.
If you go on a date and the person talks only about themselves, it’s a turn off. For us, it’s no different with brands.
Somewhere in France
You might ask how wonderfully meandering conversations relate back to wine. We’re glad you did because last week we stumbled on an interview with Sir John Hegarty, wine maker and advertising king, which answers this very question beautifully.
“Champagne talks celebration, whiskey success. Wine? I think it enhances conversation, coming together, either over food or just meeting up. And conversation is one of the cornerstones of a civilized society…It can be serious, fun, romantic, engaging, depending on the wine you drink. But ultimately, it brings people together, it encourages an exchange of views. Highbrow, lowbrow. Whatever. It’s poetry in a glass – to fun at a BBQ."
We'll toast to poetry in a glass or balmy summer barbecues any day.
🍮 SWEET ENDINGS 🍮
Since it's our birthday and we've broken all our usual rules around self restraint and modesty already, allow us one final indulgence in officially introducing our Summer Cuvée.
It is in short, sunshine in a glass. A delicate pink-hued beauty to while away those long summer nights. The perfect pairing for BBQs, patios and everything in between.
The love child of our Piquant and Sanguine, a glorious accident of sorts but one we’re welcoming with open arms. Expect refreshing citrus notes overlaid with hints of red fruits. Expect this to be a sellout.
Sunshine In A Glass
🍷 WHAT'S NEW
WEDNESDAY'S DOMAINE? 🍷
In the year since we launched, there have been innumerable people who've driven the business forward, starting with you, the readers of Table Talk. From a smattering of friendly folk who read the first few to the thousands of you who now read religiously every week, we couldn't do it without you.
What's more, here's to all the investors, brand builders, marketers, mentors, winemakers and many more who've shared the journey so far, and not least my wife, Hannah).
Until next Wednesday,