‘I have the simplest tastes; I am always satisfied with the best.’ Oscar Wilde
Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange
Fortnum & Mason, London’s most famous emporium for fine living, has added another decadent outpost in The Royal Exchange.
Guardian of Quality: François Thibault, Maître de Chai
Grey Goose’s maître de chai François Thibault speaks with The Rake about his journey to becoming a vodka virtuoso, revealing some of the secrets he’s picked up along the way.
The Oenophile: Barrels of Fun in Burgundy
The Rake’s resident oenophile, Christie’s International Director Wine Tim Triptree MW finds there are barrels of fun to be had at this month’s prestigious Hospices de Beaune auction…
Holy Smokes: How To Cut Your Cigar
The cut of a cigar can make or break a smoke. Next up in our Holy Smokes series, Mike Choi explains how to execute a proper cut, so there’s no room for disappointment.
A Perfect Pairing: La Maison Rémy Martin at Claude Bosi
The recent re-opening of La Maison Rémy Martin private members’ club at Bibendum promises to bring together a host of multi-talented individuals in a celebration of passion and craft.
A New Era for The Last Drop Distillers
The Last Drop Distillers specialises in sourcing and selling the world’s finest, rarest and most exclusive spirits. As the company celebrates its ten year anniversary, change is well underway…
The Oenophile: The Macallan’s Dram Buster
Tim Triptree, Master of Wine and Christie’s International Director of Wine opines on the upcoming auction of one of The Macallan’s most sought-after single-malts ever produced.
Where to Go: Bath & Racquets Club in Mayfair, London
Fitness first? Well, yes — but of mind and soul as well as body. The Bath & Racquets Club in Mayfair is the last of its kind, a gentlemen’s health club where social and intellectual nourishment are part of the exquisite service.