Clos de la Roche dinner

Clos de la Roche sign in Morey-St-Denis

The perfect way to assess a grand cru. Many thanks to wine photographer Jon Wyand for this image, too.

Meals at which nothing but grand cru burgundy is served are, alas, becoming rarer and rarer as burgundy prices have escalated so fast. But the Notting Hill Grand Wine Club was kind enough to invite Nick and me to their Clos de la Roche dinner last September.

This was at the home of Stephen and Kimiko Barber, and was indeed in Notting Hill, west London. Kimiko is a published cookbook author, specialising in Japanese food, so we were spoilt not just...