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James Banks The Black Swan wine

Uncorked: James Banks

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots York on his unusually flexible wine offer and his policy of training his entire front of house team to recommend and serve wine.

Bradley Tomlinson sommelier Leroy restaurant

Uncorked: Bradley Tomlinson

By Joe Lutrario

The former playwright and stand-up comedian that now leads the wine programme at Shoreditch’s Leroy on his clumsy ways and his love of Barbaresco.

Barletta restaurant Margate founder Natalia Ribbe on wine

Uncorked: Natalia Ribbe

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of the Ladies Of Restaurants collective and Margate's Barletta restaurant on spilling Champagne over mafiosa types and her inclusive list that champions female wine producers.

Uncorked: Melanie Brown

Uncorked: Melanie Brown

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of modern neighbourhood bistro and wine shop The Laundry in Brixton on why people are still missing a trick with New Zealand wine and why viticulturists are the industry's unsung heroes.

Oklava co-owner Laura Christie on wine

Uncorked: Laura Christie

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of Shoreditch's Oklava and the soon-to-reopen Linden Stores in Cheshire on her love of the Levant region and why txakoli would be her wine of choice for her last meal.

Sarah Helliwell head of wine Wilding restaurant Eight Stony Street

Uncorked: Sarah Helliwell

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Oxford’s Wilding and Frome’s Eight Stony Street on her top three restaurant wine list and her favourite wine producers.

Katie Exton sommelier Lorne wine restaurant London Victoria

Uncorked: Katie Exton

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier and restaurateur behind Victoria's Lorne on her list, 1928 Maury and wine's ability to trigger memories.

Kelvin McCabe sommelier Hackney Coterie

Uncorked: Kelvin McCabe

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier and co-owner of Hackney Coterie on his policy of working with smaller producers, esoteric varietals, and lesser-known regions and his love of Christophe Baron's The Bionic Frog.

Sandia Chang sommelier Kitchen Table restaurant

Uncorked: Sandia Chang

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Kitchen Table and Bubbleshop on her love of grower Champagne and growing up in a dry country.

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Uncorked: James Shaw

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at recently opened Westminster restaurant The Pem on Jacques Selosse's Champagne Substance, Crystallum Pinot Noir and Ribera Del Duero.

Sommelier Honey Spencer Evelyn’s Table The Palomar

Uncorked: Honey Spencer

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier behind the lists at restaurants including The Palomar and Evelyn’s Table on knocking over a bottle of Clos Rougeard and her top three restaurant wine lists.

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