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Fay Maschler reviews Blandford Comptoir: Grape escape in Marylebone

June 15, 2016 11:24 am

Xavier Rousset is a name to be conjured with in vinous circles. In 2002, while working for Hotel du Vin, he won Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year and became the youngest Master Sommelier in the World…. To read the full article, click on the picture.

Olive Magazine

May 9, 2016 4:27 pm

Xavier Rousset was head sommelier at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire before moving to London to open his Michelin-starred restaurant, Texture back in 2007, and 28-50° wine bars. May sees the much-awaited opening of his new venture, Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone. Expect small plates of Mediterranean-inspired food and, of course, a stonking wine list. Read the whole article

The Drinks Business: Rousset solo venture to open in May

April 4, 2016 3:18 pm

Rousset, who announced that he was leaving the Michelin-starred Texture 28°-50º restaurant group he co-founded with chef Agnar Sverrisson in May 2015, confirmed the new venture would open in Marylebone “towards the end of May” this year.

FT: The rise of vintage champagne

April 2, 2016 12:08 pm

Dom Pérignon 1998, 1996, 1982, 1971, 1969 – any champagne lover with their head screwed on would regard a glass of any of these as a fine thing. But imagine tasting all five, along with two vintages of DP rosé, in a single flight, so that one might compare, contrast and really get under the skin of what makes each vintage different.

Réussite : Xavier Rousset, restaurateur à succès à Londres

March 31, 2016 10:04 am

Londres (GRANDE-BRETAGNE) Cofondateur de Texture (1 étoile Michelin) et des restaurants 28°-50° dans la capitale britannique, le sommelier jouit d'une belle renommée de l'autre côté de la Manche. Il prépare l'ouverture de Blandford Comptoir pour mai prochain.

Patrycja Siwiec: XAVIER ROUSSET

March 24, 2016 1:45 pm

Conversation with Xavier Rousset, who is running Texture oraz Wine Workshop & Kitchen 28-50 in London together with Agnar Sviersson.Is it true that you are able to open bottle of wine in 30 different ways? I am not sure, if I know all the 30 different ways, but I do know how to open a bottle of wine with shoe lace.

Square Meal: Xavier Rousset restaurant

March 24, 2016 1:38 pm

It came as rather a shock to us when Xavier Rousset – one of London’s best and most dynamic sommeliers, and co-founder of Texture as well as 28°-50° – decided to quit London in pursuit of other interests last year. But he’s coming back this May, opening a casual, Mediterranean-style restaurant near New Bond Street – and we’ll be welcoming him with open arms.