Author Archive for Tom Harrow

Liquid Assets – The B Beyond Cellar
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Liquid Assets – The B Beyond Cellar

Wine investment has become one of the most significant alternative markets and now millions are spent annually securing allocations of the most rare and rated Chateaux. Bordeaux dominates the Fine Wine market (85% of top London merchant Berry Bros & Rudd’s £250million turnover in 2011), its longevity in good vintages, the quantities available and its […]

London’s Best Restaurants
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London’s Best Restaurants

Only our concept of celebrity has become more debased than our definition of luxury today. We now have those for whom a ‘VIP event’ constitutes an evening spent in a Surrey Aston Martin showroom in lurid Paul Smith shirt and huge watch, drinking warm Piper Heidsieck, looking smug and paunchy whilst waiting for a similarly-attired […]

Notes from the Bottom of a Bottle:  Remy Martin Gastronomic Cognac pairing:
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Notes from the Bottom of a Bottle: Remy Martin Gastronomic Cognac pairing:

For the discerning drinker, Brandy – specifically Cognac, is the most refined and noble expression of digestif distillates:  Whisky has more romance but is an untamed savage next to Cognac’s urbane sophistication.  Grappa, remains as was always so, the preserve of the peasantry.  However for something a little different for your next evening gathering of […]