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What’s your Notting Hill?

What’s your Notting Hill?

Mrs Eileen Bishop aka Betty Roe MBE was born in North Kensington in 1930 and is an English composer, singer, vocal coach, conductor and all-round inspiration. Over the course of an incredible 87 years Mrs Bishop has seen the area change remarkably, yet still marvels at the community in its modern state. She had been … Continued


East, west, home is best

East, west, home is best

In 1977 The Clash sang, “I’m up and down the Westway, in an’ out the lights, What a great traffic system – it’s so bright,” and who knows what they were on about. Punk’s long gone but The Westway stands proud in one of London’s leafier suburbs. A botched modernist construction, or one of London’s … Continued


Wines of Summer

Wines of Summer

When the sun comes out, many of us instinctively reach for the Provençal rosé or for a glass of Sancerre and with good reason, as the light freshness of these styles are perfect with salads and lighter dishes or for just quenching the thirst on a hot summer’s day. For summer, it is best to … Continued


Perfect summer accompaniments

Perfect summer accompaniments

By Peter Mitchell, Jeroboams Master of Wine Red 2015 Verduno Pelaverga Bel Colle, £16.95 This rare red wine is made in tiny quantities by only 11 producers in the village of Verduno in the heart of Italy’s Barolo. Deliciously strawberry fruited, with hints of white pepper and with light tannins, this is ideal with grilled meats, … Continued


Hot town, summer in the city

Hot town, summer in the city

If you only do five things in London this summer, then these are the ones we recommend: Bask in the sounds of opera at Holland Park. Do the Spitalfields walk with The Gentle Author. Take a dip in the Serpentine Lido. Feel the joy of an exhilarating dive in to Hampstead ponds. Pop in to … Continued


Sipsmith London Cup Spritz

Sipsmith London Cup Spritz

A London twist on a classic Italian aperitivo. Ingredients Ice 40ml Sipsmith London Cup 12.5ml Amaretto Ginger Ale Angostura Bitters Strawberries for garnish Method Fill a large wine glass with ice, then add your Sipsmith London Cup and Amaretto. Top up with Ginger Ale, add a dash of Angostura then give it a gentle churn. … Continued


What Jeroboams offer…

What Jeroboams offer…

Jeroboams sells wine and other drinks from morning ’til night, offering free delivery within a one-mile radius. These shops also serve as a friendly hub for people in the local area. There is a private account service for those who have, or wish to start, their own collection. The team can also offer tastings, catering … Continued


Here comes the sun

Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. Nora Ephron Summer’s lease hath all too short a date. William Shakespeare A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the … Continued


What’s your London?

What’s your London?

Simon Burnett was born and grew up in south west London and is a customer of Walton Street Jeroboams, as well as being an occasional host in the cellar. He has worked as a freelance copywriter at many advertising agencies in the Kensington, Knightsbridge and Belgravia areas and over the years has DJed at numerous … Continued


People come and go so quickly here

People come and go so quickly here

Next door to the Jeroboams shop on Pont Street sits an unassuming little mews called Cadogan Lane. Despite it’s ubiquity, these little cobbled streets might well have been painted yellow when Judy Garland took up residence at number 4 in the late 60s with her new husband Mickey Deans. The star tragically passed away here … Continued