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Rhythm and booze

Wine tasting on Lamb’s Conduit Street ‘Vines are not like other plants. They do best when you treat them mean. Poor soil makes the roots stretch and work, meaning the grapes have a more intense flavour.’ It’s wine club at Huckle the Barber in Bloomsbury and our sommelier, Josh Castle, is sharing his wisdom. The clippers have fallen silent, but our evening is just revving up. ‘Like a singer who’s had a hard life and puts their pain into their voice,’ suggests Marshal, manager of Huckle’s Lamb's Conduit Street shop, to much laughter. ‘I’d say this is a Nina Simone,’ he continues, taking a sip of a deliciously fruity red. A lively discussion breaks out about musicians who make their...

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