Mark Hedley

Mark Hedley


Mark Hedley is Managing Director of Threadneedle Media, the publisher of Square Mile, Foodism, Escapism and HEDGE magazines. He was part of the team that founded Square Mile magazine more than 18 years ago – and his day-to-day job is editing the title. Originally, he began his career as a photographer but rapidly realised, like most great British sportsmen, he was more suited to sitting down. He has a passion for fine wine, fast cars and luxury travel – none of which he can afford, so it’s just as well he became the editor of a luxury lifestyle magazine.

Mark Hedley's articles

Wine of the Week | Claret blends

Bordeaux has become the most investable wine region on the planet, so it’s no wonder that vineyards the world over are trying to bottle its magic. Mark Hedley looks into what makes a claret – and where you can find exciting New World examples

Wine of the Week | Orange wine

From the hint of blush to full Del Monte, orange wines come in all shades and hues. Mark Hedley navigates this increasingly popular style trying five different grapes from five different countries

The ultimate lockdown wine tasting

Three of the best California red wines and the chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers – all in your front room. This is a Zoom meet-up we can get on board with…

How I built it | Meet the entrepreneurs who left the City to follow their dreams

Our Escape Artist series profiles former City workers who jacked in the Square Mile to build something fresh

Wine of the Week | New World cabernet sauvignon

California makes some of the best cabernet sauvignons in the world. Here we taste four of them – as well as two other New World alternatives that bring the fight to the US

REC 901 RWB Collection | Watch of the Week

Danish watch brand REC takes the souls of cars and embodies them in watches – even to the extent of including actual car parts within their construction. A new collaboration with Porsche tuning company RWB has resulted in its most extreme collection yet

Collections | Thom Sweeney SS20

Thom Sweeney is the latest luxury brand to make a stand against COVID-19. Its brand-new e-commerce website not only showcases its SS20 collection but supports two charities taking on the Coronavirus

Wine of the Week | Pinot noir

Since watching Sideways as a postgraduate, Mark Hedley has developed a passion for pinot. Here are four pinot noirs that he thinks are worth a punt

Collections | Allbirds’ new Dasher running shoes

Sustainable shoe brand Allbirds has gone up a gear with its new Dasher running shoe range. The Tree Dasher is made from renewable materials – and provides an alternative to the synthetic masses

Why Harry Winston’s Emerald collection is a cut above

Harry Winston’s 33m Emerald watches are now available to buy. But what’s the story behind one of the most distinctive watch case shapes in recent times?

Telling Time | Ethan Boroian

Ethan Boroian has cooked in Michelin-starred kitchens and tasted some of the finest wine in the world as Moët Hennessy’s youngest ever champagne ambassador. But his first passion before food or drink was actually watches...

The function beneath Dolce & Gabbana's watchmaking form

Dolce & Gabbana’s forays into high watchmaking are becoming increasingly ambitious. Its most recent Manifattura Italiana collection includes its own in-house calibre – not to mention plenty of Italian flair

Wine of the week | English sparkling wine

For the last two decades, English winegrowers have been taking on the French at their own game. Here are three English sparkling wines that give Champagne a run for its considerable money

How I built it | Mary Alice Malone, CEO, Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers has been heeling the well-heeled since 2014. In the first of our new editorial series interviewing entrepreneurs – 'How I built it' – we meet the founder Mary Alice Malone as she branches out from women’s shoes into the men’s market

Wine of the week | US chardonnay

For this week’s trio of wines, we head to the US to tuck into some lively chardonnays. If you’re an ABC, we dare you to try these and have your mind changed

A love letter to… Schitt’s Creek

Forget learning a new language, baking sourdough, or doing a 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzle – Schitt’s Creek is just the tonic you need right now

Inside One Blackfriars – one of London's highest luxury apartment buildings

The Arts Collection at One Blackfriars was created to honour acclaimed British artists. This residence – named after Thomas Gainsborough – certainly has vistas worthy of one of the grand masters

Graff's new diamond-standard fragrance collection

It may have taken three years to create, but the new Graff Lesedi La Rona fragrance collection was worth the wait. Mark Hedley discovers what it takes to make some of the world's most valuable fragrances

Wine of the week | Easter reds

Lamb is one of the versatile meats to enjoy at Easter – and we’ve sourced three very different reds to pair with three different dishes

Corfu holiday guide: how to do the Greek island in style

The Greek island of Corfu is one of the most idyllic spots in the Ionian Sea. Mark Hedley discovers how to stay there in style