The tanned and relaxed Masterchef presenter was staging a free cook out on the terrace outside Wine Rack as he launched his MT rosé.
Handing round plates of avocado and crab on sourdough, expertly flipping ribeye steaks, and encouraging neighbouring estate agents to “come over and I’ll pour you a glass” he spoke passionately about the Provence-style Aussie wine he’s created in collaboration with McGuigans.
“I love rosé and the reason I like it is there are no barriers,” says the Australian who lives in Muswell Hill with his actress girlfriend Lisa Faulkner.
“I came to this country wanting things to be egalitarian. I really believe that whoever you are you can drink whatever you like wherever you like and however you like.
“Someone will bring a bottle of Chardonnay and they are judged. The good thing with rosé is no-one judges you.
“It’s a wine for all people any time of day. If someone takes my rosé, puts three lumps of ice and fills it with soda water I would be happy.”
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