🎂 Table Talk #52 - Table Talk Turns One! 🤩

Welcome to Table Talk, the newsletter equivalent of brilliant, delicious dinner table conversations delivered direct to your inbox every Wednesday.
And when we say every Wednesday, we mean it, for today marks a whole year since the first edition of Table Talk popped into your lives.
So today, instead of telling your what's new at Wednesday's Domaine, we'll be looking back on what's not, revisiting our favourite editions of our weekly circular.

While we are celebrating..

Write On: Congratulations to Annie Ernaux, who has been named 2022’s Nobel Laureate.

Cheers to a British Legend: The BBC have rereleased their acclaimed documentary on legendary singer-songwriter, Joan Armatrading. Available to stream on iPlayer now.

Wild Winners: the winners of the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been announced. 

Raise your glasses!

Birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Milestones such as these are important for a reason. They give our lives shape by offering us perspective. A timeline against which we can reflect, celebrate and show gratitude. 

But in some instances, these markers can cause unnecessary pressure. We might make it to a significant birthday without having seen the Seven Wonders of the World, or being able to speak French, as we vowed we would. Or perhaps we make it to the end of a holiday and are still unable to surf like a pro despite our declaring on Day 1 that we definitely, without a doubt, would be able to do so. 

A birthday table via Buvette paris
The good news is that milestones are invented. While we can’t travel back in time and alter our date of birth, we can decide what success looks like for ourselves at 1, or 30, or 82. We can also arrive at what we thought was the finish line, and realise it was only halfway, after all. Like when you said you would surf like a pro by the end of the holiday, what you really meant by the end of the next one… We take inspiration from Bill Gates: 

"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years." 
Whether one has exceeded their expectations or not, we still think milestones are worth celebrating. As we pop open a bottle to our first year, we hope you’ll join us in toasting to whatever big or small achievement you’ve made in the last 52 weeks, too. Cheers to that. And cheers to many, many more milestones ahead of us.

What we're watching. 

To ease us into earlier evenings, we are sharing our favourite films all autumn. 

This week’s recommendation is The Full Monty (1997), one of Britain’s most beloved, feel-good films to get you into the celebratory mood. Free to stream now on Amazon Prime. 

Watch for: cracking humour, brilliant casting, unforgettable choreography.

A scene from the film, The Full Monty (1997)


Leafing back through the archives, it would be remiss of us not to start where it all began with #1. If talk of curious combinations and our favourite restaurants we'd never been to was one way to make an entrance, we soon turned to the origins of fish and chips (#11), Michelin-starred restaurants under flyovers (#25) and love letters to the 99 Flake (#35). 

Whilst these are all magical memories and serve as an index of the past year, it's what comes next that really excites us. Getting our wines into people's hands, seeing them on shelves and having you enjoy them with friends and families is what keeps us coming back for more week after week.

Thanks for all the love and support so far, it's made it all worth it.

The Wednesday's Domaine Team x