Ahead of this month’s wine dinner celebrating some of our favourite women-lead domaines, we talked with sommelier and event’s co-host Audrey Annoh-Antwi.
In this conversation, Audrey calls our attention to the role played by mood and company when choosing what to drink, while reminding us of the importance of trusting your personal taste when it comes to enjoying a good wine.
Read on to discover more about Audrey’s idea of a perfect meal, memorable experiences around the table, and more.
Look into the eyes of my dining companions, confirm that none of them want the responsibility of choosing the wine. I will ask is this a day for? (insert style) Then the search begins. My companions will regret giving me the list. They get more and more parched as I enjoy my reading.
What is good will always be subjective but I know a wine is good when it urges me to start enthusing about it. You smell the wine. Taste the wine. And exclaim that is good which only need to be true to you. But most importantly the good qualities of the wine will have you beaming.
That you know a restaurant is posh if they have fancy things like pickled shallots on the menu. My niece told me this, she was probably around 9 years old at the time. I now measure all restaurants on based on this.
My siblings, mum and partner. Things always taste better with the people you love the most and they are very tolerant of my wine tangents.
The setting just needs to be somewhere with peace and a view. The music depends on the mood, a mixed bag is likely it could go from Brand New to Samm Henshaw to Bree Runway to Tears For Fears. The wine; anything from Maxime Magnon.
Ghanaian food. Wherever there is fried plantain, jollof rice, suya. I assure you happiness and joy reside.
The first that came to mind was Meursault Les Narvaux 2011, Pierre Yves Colin Morey.
The Sportsman, Whitstable, the wine had been gifted to me and it was my partner’s birthday.
No. Moments with wine are fleeting, friendships are longer sustaining. Wine should quench a thirst (literally) and friends nourish the soul.
In moderation and sometimes with company. A bottle of wine is seldom opened unless we have guests really.
Moderation in particular when it applies to fitness.
Vouette et Sorbee Saignee de Sorbee
Starting from this summer our opening times are changing. From Tuesday 1st August onwards, our restaurant will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch on Saturday as usual.
Our last day open before the holidays is Saturday 5th August. We will be back as usual from Tuesday 15th August.