5 Best Wine Bars
Londoners, it’s time to raise your glass: from next Monday 2nd June, London Wine Week is upon us once again. To suit the occasion, we’ve brushed up our bins from or vins in time to dress up and head out to a bar or two.
And fittingly, there’s some wonderful wine bars that’ve popped up in town that’d be perfect to sit back in and sink a glass or two of the good stuff. Whether you’re after a stormy malbec or a zesty pinot, we’ve tracked down five of our favourite wine bars that we think you’ll just love. Cheers, guys! To good health.
Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels
The guys from Experimental Cocktail Club are a clever bunch. They’ve only gone and taken inspiration from the world of wine, and put together their own bar in Covent Garden – and with 400 independent wine labels to choose from, it’s unlikely you’ll leave without the perfect bottle in hand.
28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen
The guys at The Wine Workshop describe what they do as ‘taking wine bars to an’ (ahem) ‘whole new level’ with their concept bars, where the wine is stored all around you, and often high up above your heads. The French-facing food can be complimented by a wine personally recommended by an in-house sommelier. What better to be surrounded by as you catch up with a close friend.
Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen returns with a grown up wine bar and restaurant in Dalston to raise the profile of the dining scene in the area. The food’s southern Italian, as is half of the wine at the walk-in wine bar that’s been kitted out by Ruth Spivey of Street Vin. There’s even two house whites and reds on the menu – real care if taken to at Rotorino to find you the perfect bottle.
Sager + Wilde
Following an extremely successful Old Street pop-up, husband and wife Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde bought their wine concept to life full-time, which aims to bring the art of wine tasting to central London. It’s influenced by the Sager-Wilde’s past in San Fran, and their time spent on vineyards in South America. Expect retail prices, fine wines, and careful recommendations as the duo and their team guide you to your perfect bottle.
Borough Wines Kensal Rise
The fifth Borough Wines has opened up, and finally, the team have gone West to previously unchartered territories. The concept is fresh and exciting, even though it’s in its 12th year – keep returning with your empty wine bottle and fill it up in-house for just £5.99. The huge selection of wines aims is partnered with a friendly service that aims to remove the pomp and show from the experience of fine wine.