With over 40 years in the hospitality business, Roger is a respected Michelin Star Chef, and owns the highly acclaimed restaurant; The Harrow at Little Bedwyn. The restaurant wine list has won numerous awards including; Decanter Restaurant of The Year, The Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, The World of Fine Wine Jury's Award.
In addition to the restaurant business, Roger is also a respected wine writer working with The-Buyer.net as well as contributing to numerous Wine Journals including Decanter's monthly Panel Tastings as well as judging The Taittinger Sommelier of The Year Competition, DWWA, Germany Top 50. In recent year's his 'Food and Wine Matching' skills have taken him all over the world working not only with Global bodies like New Zealand Wine Growers, Wine Australia and WOSA but numerous wineries, wine distributors and at wine exhibitions.
"The Wine Chef bar none. Roger Jones has turned his passion for wine into a headline act, brining great cooking and a deep knowledge of wines of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere to the table doing much for the profile of New World wine and food compatibility" HARPERS' HOT 100 Awards; celebrating the most influential people in the Wine On-Trade
Welcome to Issue 8 of Cape Wine News. South African wines continue to excel and excite in the UK, and we are delighted to be visiting shortly for the third time this year.
Roger Jones finally has the opportunity to really get to know the wines of a New Zealand producer he has admired from a distance for a while. So when Te Mataâ€™s chief executive, Nick Buck, invited him to a special London tasting, including a vertical of its award winning Coleraine Bordeaux blend, he was first in line.
â€œ The Wine Chef bar none. Roger Jones has turned his passion for wine into a headline act, bringing great cooking and a deep knowledge of the wines of South Africa, Australia and elsewhere to the table doing much for the profile of New World wine and food compatibilityâ€
So what do you do after three days of intense Pinot Noir tasting and drinking? Not to mention the after-party of Guns And Roses in the same hotel. Why another round of Pinot Noir, of course, drank in a chartered jet flying at low, turbulent altitude.