HOSTED AT BOISDALE OF CANARY WHARF IN ASSOCIATION WITH TCS WORLD TRAVEL
On Wednesday 6th June 2018 Boisdale Life Magazine, of the eponymous restaurant group, hosted the annual Boisdale Life Editors Lunch and Awards in association with TCS World Travel to thank and celebrate all of the writers, interviewees and key partners that have supported and participated in the success of Boisdale Life magazine over the last three years.
The relationship between Boisdale and its customers extends beyond food, drink and music to an identifiable and diverse approach to life, and the event was a celebration of the wonderful writers that gave Boisdale Life its strongly libertarian and free thinking media voice.
Boisdale Life Magazine was, in part, founded on the ideals of libertarianism and often addresses real or perceived infringement by the government on individual liberties. Contributors to the magazine have included, Tom Parker Bowles, William Sitwell, Claire Fox, Ella Whelan, Mark Littlewood, Roger Bootle, Bruce Anderson, Nicolai Tolstoi and Nick Ferrari, to name a few, all of whom attended the congratulatory lunch at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. Travel Column of The Year winner Stanley Johnson was accompanied at the event by Made In Chelsea’s Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo, who reunited with her best pal following her appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
The event hosts - Boisdale Life Editor-in-Chief, Ranald Macdonald and Managing Director of Boisdale Media Andrew Davies – also thanked guests at the lunch for contributions made to other areas of the magazine – notably the music content, excellent food & drink coverage, economics & politics, travel and celebrating the big interviews that have been conducted over the last three years.
The lunch began with No. 3 Gin & Tonics, a 2017 Miraval Rosé from Famille Perrin in Côtes de Provence (proprietors Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt), Shepherd Neame craft ales and the launch of a new drink on the Boisdale cocktail menu – the Baxters’ Belvedere Bull Shots.
The three-course lunch consisted of Boisdale’s Great British fare of citrus & honey cured wild Hebridean halibut with coastal herbs, wild fennel, lemon puree; roast dry aged fillet of Aberdeenshire Angus beef with flan of wild watercress, chanterelles and wood sorrel, and British cheeses.
Berry Bros & Rudd supplied delicious wines to accompany the Editors’ Lunch: 2015 Waterford Estate Chardonnay from Stellenbosch; 2015 Le ‘G’ de Chateau Guiraud from Bordeaux; 2015 Cillar de Silos Crianza, Tempranillo, from Ribera del Duero and 2014 Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch. In addition, Chivas Regal supplied a sensational 12 year old whisky to finish the lunch.
All winners, listed below, received stunning Montegrappa pens. Montegrappa, the first Italian manufacturer of superior writing instruments, was founded in 1912. Peerless craftsmanship has defined this Italian brand, known around the world for its creativity and styling.
BOISDALE LIFE EDITORS’ AWARD WINNERS
- Food & Drink Column of the Year – Bill Knott
- Lifestyle Column of the Year – Ella Whelan
- Cultural Column of the Year – Claire Fox
- Travel Column of the Year – Stanley Johnson
- Comment of the Year – Mark Littlewood
- Politics & Economics Column of the Year – The Right Hon Brian Wilson
- Rant of the Year – Nick Ferrari
- Interview of the Year – Rebecca Ferguson & Dominic Midgeley
- Article of the Year – Tom Parker Bowles
BOISDALE LIFE EDITORS’ NOMINATIONS 2018
FOOD & DRINK COLUMN OF THE YEAR
KINDLY SPONSORED BY BERRY BROS & RUDD
Tom Harrow, The Insiders’ Guide to Christmas Drinking
Bill Knott, Edible Scotland
Valentine Warner, Juniper Dreams
Michael Karam, A Feast from the Near East
William Sitwell, Up & Down The Mountain
LIFESTYLE COLUMN OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY WRENN PRESS
The Countess of Carnarvon, What Makes Me Laugh
Simon Myers, 50 Shades of Brown
Karen Krizanovich, Bumbling About Sex
Ella Whelan, The Insidious Rise of Neo-Puritanism
Claudia Lambeth, What Lies Beneath
Ben Oliver, Aston Martin’s Great Leap Forward
CULTURAL COLUMN OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY NO. 3 GIN
Nikolai Tolstoy, My (small) Part in the Downfall of Soviet Russia
Michael Karam, The End of Humanity: Syria and the Moral Dilemma
Colin Cameron, Hooves Under The Hammer
Claire Fox, The Serious Business of Laughter
David Katz, The Legend of Saxon Sound System
Matthew Bell, Portrait of an Artist
TRAVEL COLUMN OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY TCS WORLD TRAVEL
Euan Edworthy, Prague: City of Spirits and Spires
Johnny Acton, A Very Englishman in Japan
Richard Godwin, Living in La La Land
Paddy Renouf, City of the Dead
Stanley Johnson, It’s A Jungle Out There
COMMENT OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY BAXTERS
Santiago Elordi, The World As I See It
Piers Currie, Burns Suppers and Brands
Mark Littlewood, The Kids Are Alright
John McEntee, Bishops, Parties & Booze
Con Coughlin, Wooed By The Bear
POLITICS & ECONOMICS COLUMN OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY CITY AM
The Right Hon Brian Wilson, Sturgeons Gamble
General Sir Peter Wall, Russia: What’s to be done?
Giles MacDonogh, Angela Merkel: Who’s that Girl?
Roger Bootle, Hold Your Nerve
Bruce Anderson, Black Holes & Rising Stars
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Don’t Rock the Boat
RANT OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY SHEPHERD NEAME
Francis Fulford, A Rural Rant
Nick Ferrari, Mad As Hell!
William Sitwell, Then World According To William
Claire Fox, The Serious Business Of Laughter
INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY CHIVAS REGAL
Neil Stuke & Arabel Windsor-Hoye
Rebecca Ferguson & Dominic Midgley
Mitch Winehouse & Jonathan Wingate
James Cosmo & Arabel Windsor-Hoye
Glen Matlock & Harry Owen
Melanie C & Jonathan Wingat
ARTICLE OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY MONTEGRAPPA
Bruce Anderson, The Cruelty of Civilization
Johnny Acton, A Very English Man in Japan
Tom Parker Bowles, If I Ruled The World
Roger Bootle, Trumpenomics – Boom or Bust?
Paddy Renouf, City of the Dead