Pleasure May 2019
The Oenophile: Mapping Champagne
Christie’s International Director of Wine, Tim Triptree MW, this month focuses on the finer points of fizz.
Pleasure May 2019
CANNY CHAMPAGNE: MORE POP FOR THE DOLLAR
Kyle Ridington, the world’s best-dressed sommelier, sniffs out the best value champagnes on the market in this new weekly column.
Pleasure April 2019
Expertly Effervescent: the Launch of Bollinger La Grande Année 2008
Bollinger’s recently released La Grande Année 2008 may just be the finest vintage in the Champagne house’s 190-year history. The Rake takes a closer look…
Pleasure December 2018
The Oenophile: Festive Drinks
The festive period and drinking go hand in hand. Christie’s Tim Triptree is here to ensure you imbibe the best.
Pleasure October 2017
Armand de Brignac: The Top Drop
The Cattier family has been growing grapes in the Champagne region of France since 1763, and this autumn they are celebrating their latest coup de grâce: Armand de Brignac.
News February 2017
The Rake's 50th Issue Party at Hotel Café Royal
On Friday 10th February 2017, The Rake welcomed guests to Hotel Café Royal to celebrate our 50th issue, starring Sir Patrick Stewart.
Pleasure December 2016
Three Rakish Tips For Your New Year's Champagne Soiree
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” Bravo F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Rake salutes you and in response, here are some tips to properly enjoy champagne…
Icons November 2016
Invitation Only: Truman Capote's Black and White Ball
Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball was quite possibly the most extravagant party of the 20th century, only fitting then that The Rake should dissect it.
Pleasure November 2016
Plenitude of Time: Dom Pérignon
The Rake delves into the mystery behind the world-leading champagne brand, Dom Pérignon, and speaks to their Cellar Master, Richard Geoffroy, who reveals what makes them epitomise luxury wine, in…
Pleasure July 2016
Holy Smokes: Marrying Cigars and Champagne
Mike Choi’s experience in cigar pairings is second to none, so with The Rake’s online theme as Love & Marriage, we turned to the expert to recommend a match made…