Searching for a Solid Quaff: Telegraph Maps London Wine Week

 


Discovering a good wine bar at London Wine Week can be like a treasure hunt. 
 
Earlier this week, United Kingdom-based newspaper The Telegraph offered readers an X-marks-the-spot list of top wine bars at London Wine Week (LWW). Three days remain in the week-long event. 
 
“It’s London Wine Week, and bars and restaurants all around the capital are putting on special events to celebrate,” reporter Victoria Moore wrote. “But where are the best venues to enjoy a glass of the grape stuff?”
 
Moore proceeded to answer the questions, providing a list of  five wine bars located in the London area.
 
Regent St.’s 28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen was first on Moore’s list. The wood-rich interior and subdued lighting provides a tranquil, wine-focused experience. 
 
“Wine-wise, you’re guaranteed an interesting glass because the place was set up with wine in mind,” she said. “I love that you can order 75ml tasting samples to help you work your way through the entire by-the-glass menu.” 
Moore then recommend the POP UP Franciacorta Bar in Liverpool St.’s Andaz Hotel. The bar specializes in Italian bubbly Franciacorta. 
 
“Franciacorta is the norther Italian take on Champagne: sparkling wine made using the traditional method from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (with a bit of Pinot Blanc in there too),” Moore wrote. “Pop into the Andaz to try a flight of three different styles of Franciacorta … Just don’t mention Prosecco.”
 
Moore then moved on to her recommendation of The 10 Cases, a bar located in Covent Garden which has an interesting spin on the number 10. 
 
“The number ten here is important here: ten tables, ten white wines and ten red wines,” the story said. “Also, as if keeping to a tricky new year resolution never to become boring, the owners never buy more than ten cases of any particular wine, so ensuring that the wine list is an ever-changing, ever-tempting work of art.”
 
The Remedy, located on Cleveland St., also made the list for its France-wine-bar-circa-1971 feel and it’s quirky selections of indie wines. 
 
“Expect the gloriously unusual:  ribolla, gialla, irouleguy, Georgian kveri wine,” Moore said. “Last time I was here the chalkboard had a very unassuming but absolutely majestic list of madeiras by the glass. Seriously brilliant.”
 
Moore’s list concluded with Paradise Row’s Big Bottles Taste Better, the site of the Wine Week’s closing ceremonies. 
 
“This promises to be quite a party, with the wine list of the night eclectic, wide-ranging,” she said, “and all poured out of a magnum. Because big is better.”
 
Photo Credit: London Wine Week

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