A day of glorious bottles


I know I am extremely lucky to have a job that involves tasting great food and wine and travelling to beautiful places but there are one or two days when my cup truly seems to run over.

Yesterday was not only a beautiful crisp, sunny autumn day in London, it was one on which I was served the iconic de Vogüé Musigny 1959 at lunchtime and Cheval Blanc 1990, 1982 and 1961 at dinner. (I slept well.)

Hugh Johnson gave a small lunch party to celebrate the publication of hughscompanionHugh Johnson's Wine Companion, updated by Stephen Brook, who was...