Wine & Spirits

Strictly terroir

For the last two hundred years in the Rhone Valley, and today also in the Roussillon and in Australia, Chapoutier has been producing some of the greatest wines: Hermitage, Côte Rôtie, Chateauneuf du Pape, Saint-Joseph, Crozes Hermitage, Luberon. The vineyards are cultivated either organically or biodynamically to respect the terroir and all their labels are also in braille..

A cultivated winery Since the beginning of the adventure in 1808, 7 generations have contributed to build one of the finest estates in the Rhone Valley. M. Chapoutier has spread itself across the Rhone region years after years and has diversified its offering with wines coming from the best appellations such as Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Ardèche, Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Châteauneauf-du-Pape, Banyuls, and ...

November 29, 2016

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Desnudo

Cocktail number three of our 'Flavours from the Yucatán' series from Hartwood in Tulum, comes in the form of this cheeky tipple...Yum!

Desnudo Ingredients  8 mint leaves, roughly torn 1tsp honey Dash of fresh lime juice 22ml guanabana purée (guanabana can be substituted with passion fruit purée) 1tsp coconut water 44ml white rum 44ml prickly pear purée An 8-inch strip of sugarcane for garnish (optional)   Method  Combine the mint, ...

November 25, 2016

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Sommelier sessions with Elad Shoham

Award-winning Hotel Montefiore's head sommelier and mixologist, Elad Shoham, speaks to FOUR about how good Israeli wine can be...

Where did you grow up? I grew up in a suburb of Tel Aviv but spent most of my life at the heart of the city.    What did you aspire to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a musician but as a child lacked the ability to sit still for more than five minutes. Choosing the hectic restaurant business suited that trait of course. I realized I love wine and music for similar reasons -  both divers and ...

November 22, 2016

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Piña-Habanero Margarita

Packing a tasty punch is part two of FOUR's 'Flavours from the Yucatán' cocktails from Hartwood in Tulum...Yum!

Piña-Habanero Margarita Ingredients  Table salt Chile Lime Salt 1 scant shot tequila reposado 22ml Habanero Tequila 22ml shot Cointreau 118ml pineapple purée (or substitute fresh pineapple juice)   Habanero tequila 113ml tequila reposada, 100% agave 1 habanero, ...

November 18, 2016

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