Posts Tagged Matthew Mawtus


Shining A Light on Honest Wines


In the Chablis-swilling West London enclave of Chiswick, it takes some guts to throw out a wine list full of safe, popular bets and replace it with bottles from Georgia, Slovenia and the Jura in France. Especially when we’re not talking about destination restaurant Hedone – but neighbourhood favourite Charlotte’s Bistro.

Yet that’s exactly what operations director Matthew Mawtus has done, just months after joining Charlotte’s from 1 Lombard Street. A former manager and sommelier at some of London’s top restaurants he’s overhauled the list so that all the wines are organic, biodynamic or natural. (more…)

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Keep Calm And Carry On Drinking


While London burned, I was drinking a second growth Bordeaux and a very classy Chassagne-Montrachet.

Scrap that. Let’s try again.

It wasn’t perhaps the most auspicious of starts to an evening of fine wines, as violence erupted nearby.

How do you start a post about an indulgent night at a wine dinner in the heart of the City when all around were rioters and looters? (more…)

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