Joanna is the general manager, wine-buyer and sommelier at the newly opened Mr Buckley’s in Hackney. Previously she worked at Nuno Mendes’ Michelin-starred restaurant Viajante in Bethnal Green for two years. Each week she’ll be giving us advise on ordering wine like a pro.
How do you feel when the waiter hands you a wine list in a restaurant? A rush of joy? Or like most people, like you’ve been handed your friend’s troublesome baby to look after for the duration of the meal? For most it can feel like a responsibility they don’t want or need.