RSJ's 30th anniversary: 1980-2010

2010 was a very special year for us as the RSJ Restaurant celebrated its 30th year. We held a number of special events through the year to mark our 30th birthday.

36th Year: 1980-2016

Another milestone with events happening during our 36th anniversary year.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

News flash: Noël Pinguet leaves Domaine Huet

Noël Pinguet in London: June 2009 

In a shock development Noël Pinguet is leaving Domaine Huet. There are reports of disagreement with Anthony Hwang, the majority owner of the domaine, although this has been played down by their American importer. Noël has been in charge of this world class estate since 1976.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

RSJ Spring Wine Offer

Sébastien Treuillet and his Pouilly-Fumé

We have put together a selection of wines ideal for current drinking this Spring   [Please feel free to mix cases]

                                                                                     List                             Offer

2010 Saumur Blanc                                                   £8.70                           £7.95  
Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers      
Delicious fresh ripe dry Chenin Blanc from our old friend Dominique Tessier who has made a wine with an excellent balance and length. 

2010 Touraine Sauvignon, Clos Roussely            £8.70                          £7.95
Lovely fragrant fruity Sauvignon from Vincent Roussely, an outstanding young vigneron, whose wines have been received with great acclaim since we introduced them a couple of years ago.

2010 Muscadet ‘Pierre de la Grange’                    £8.70                           £7.95
Pierre Luneau has made a beautifully balanced fruity and mineral flavoured wine. At recent tastings, people have been ‘blown away’ by the quality of Pierre ’s wines, completely laying to rest their preconceived notions about Muscadet!

2010 Anjou Blanc ‘ Chenin de Rouillères’             £10.65                         £9.85
Superb dry, honeyed and beautifully balanced Chenin. Organically produced by the much vaunted Frédéric Mabileau.

2010 Chinon Blanc, Baudry-Dutour                       £11.75                         £10.85
Christophe Baudry and Jean-Martin Dutour have produced a delicious dry Chinon Blanc with a lovely ripeness and balance. Made from the Chenin Blanc grape.

2010 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet                   £12.95                         £11.95
This classic Pouilly from a new discovery, Sébastien Treuillet has a lovely blackcurrant nose, ripe flinty Sauvignon flavour and has a beautiful balance.


Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux               £11.30                         £10.40
Regis Neau’s  ever popular, delicious dry sparkler is made from 70%Chenin Blanc & 30% Chardonnay and makes a wonderful aperitif!                                                   


2010 Saumur Rouge
Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                            £8.70                           £7.95
Dominique Tessier’s Cabernet Franc has lovely ripe mouthwatering fruit with a good weight and fresh finish.

2009 ‘Anthologie du Clos’  Touraine                     £9.95                           £9.20
Vincent Roussely’s blend of Cabernet & Cot has lovely fruit with a good concentration and balance.

2010 Chinon Domaine de la Perrière                     £9.95                           £9.20
Christophe Baudry’s lovely Chinon is packed with ripe fruit. It has a glorious nose of violets and has a lovely elegance and balance.

2010 St Nicolas de Bourgueil  ‘Les Rouillères     £11.20                         £10.35
Frédéric Mabileau’s delicious St Nicolas has had a great following for a number of years. Ripe, beautifully balanced and with a lovely concentration, this wine is made organically.

2010 Anjou Gamay, ‘Sur Spilite’                              £11.95                         £10.85
Château Pierre-Bise
Claude Papin’s lovely Gamay has a big structure with ripe fruit and a lovely concentration and length. No lightweight!

2009 Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’                        £12.95                         £11.95
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this is an elegant attractive and stylish wine from the Champault brothers.

Tom King on a Loire buying trip in 2012  

Contact Tom King to place your orders: 

RSJ  33 Coin Street London SE1 9NR   
Tel: 020 7928 4554    E-mail:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Events@RSJ Restaurant: Spring 2012

RSJ Restaurant

Wine Tastings with Dinner  Start 7.15pm

Monday 27th February  ‘The Wonders of Anjou ’   £48.65
This famous region which has great historical links to this country through the Plantagenets, is home to some of the most exciting and innovative growers who are producing terrific wines. It is fascinating to see how far they have come and the changes we have seen since our first visit in 1981.

We will be tasting reds, dry whites and sweet whites and featuring wines from such luminaries as Claude Papin, Vincent Ogereau, the Lebretons and Guegniards as well as a couple of Vignerons you may not be familiar with.

Monday 26th March RSJ’S 32nd Anniversary Dinner  £55.00
It will be 32 years in March since the doors opened at RSJ for the first time and Nigel is still maintaining all his old energy levels – but for how many more years?

We will be looking at many interesting wines that have spanned this era to accompany a 4 course dinner.

For event reservations please contact:      Tel: 020 7928 4554
RSJ Restaurant   33 Coin Street     London     SE1 9NR