An Interview with Clément Robert – Master Sommelier
Clément Robert is the wine buyer for the wine-focussed 28-50 and Textile group of restaurants. Whilst the four 28-50 casual dining restaurants sport a regular and “Fine and Rare” list totalling about 200 bins, the Michelin-starred Textile boasts of a 600 bin wine list. As far as wine lists go, Clément believes in “horses for courses” so that wine lists should suit the type and style of restaurant, at the same time embracing familiar and exploratory choices for the restaurant goer.
I interviewed him for his views on a number of wine related matters at the flagship 28-50 branch in Maddox Street and his philosophy on wine lists in general.