Fay Maschler reviews Blandford Comptoir: Grape escape in Marylebone

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. Perhaps now some cheeky whippersnapper has wrested that title away but Rousset — having reigned as head sommelier at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and later opened the restaurant Texture and the small group called 28-50…

Click here to read the rest of the article