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Restaurant Spotlight: The Woodspeen

Serious cuisine and stellar wines in the tranquil British countryside
Photo by: Courtesy of the Woodspeen
With its sun-drenched dining room where leafy plants stretch toward high ceilings, the Woodspeen gives off a sleek yet cozy atmosphere.

Posted: October 12, 2017

In the quaint town of Newbury in Berkshire, England, the Woodspeen boasts a seasoned fine-dining chef in the kitchen and a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence–winning wine program. Owner John Campbell worked at Best of Award of Excellence winner the Vineyard before opening his own concept, where head chef Peter Eaton executes the seasonal British menu. The wine list is steered by Edoardo Amadi, who is also wine director of London's Award of Excellence–winning Big Easy locations in Canary Wharf, Covent Garden and Chelsea. The program features 750 selections with strengths in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy, Champagne and California. Standouts from these regions include Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2006 ($340) and Domaine Morey-Coffinet Bâtard-Montrachet 2009 ($352). There are also 18 table wines available by the half-bottle, 28 wines by the glass and dozens of selections under $100.

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