Events

Our Opening Party

18/08/2012

Our first tasting: Introduction to natural wines

20/11/2012

1. Casa Coste Piane, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Italy

2. La Biancara, Masieri Bianco, Veneto, Italy

3. Sebastien Riffault, Sancerre Les Quarterons, Loire Valley, France

4. Frank Cornelissen, Contadino Rosso, Sicily, Italy

5.  Clovallon, pinot Noir, Languedoc, France

6.  Esencia Rural Cepas Centenarias, Sol a Sol, La Mancha, Spain

Biodynamic Champagne Tasting

11/12/2012

1. Gimonnet 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

2. Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut NV

3. Fleury Blanc de Blancs Brut 2004

4. Beaufort Polisy Brut Reserve 2006

5. Cedric Bouchard Infloresence La Parcelle 2005

Sudtirolean Wine Tasting

05/02/2013

1. Tiefenbrunner. Pinot Grigio Meran, Sonnenberg, Weissburgunder, 2011

2. Cantina Meran Burggrafler. Sonnenberg. Vinschgau. Weissburgunder 2011

3. Cantina Meran Burggrafler. Graf Von Meran. Sauvignon Blanc 2011

4. Cantina Tramin. Nussbaumer. Gewurztraminer

5. Cantina Meran Burggrafler. Zeno Blauburgunder 2010

6. Cantina Meran Burggrafler.Segen. Lagrein 2010

Orange Wine Tasting

19/02/2013

1. Bruno de Conciliis, Fiano Donnaluna, Campania, Italy 2011

2. Lagvinari, Rkatziteli, Gvino, 2011 (made by Isabelle Legeron in Kakheti)

3. Munjebel Bianco, Frank Cornelissen 2011

4. Radikon, Slatnik, Venezia Giulia, Italy 2011

5. Le Coste di Gradoli, Bianco del Paino, 2008

6. Gravner Ribolla, 2005 (he was the first and he is probably the best)

Seresin Wine Tasting

05/03/2013

1. Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – Estate Sauvignon

2. Marama Sauvignon Blanc 2009 – Oaked Sauvignon

3. Memento Riesling 2011 – Kabinett style Riesling

4. Reserve Chardonnay 2010 – Flagship wine in NZ

5. Leah Pinot Noir 2009 – Estate Pinot Noir

6. Rachel Pinot Noir 2009 – Limited release Pinot

Portugese Wine Tasting

02/04/2013

It had been a while since we’ve had a wine tasting. The reason is that we had been working hard to come up with something really special.

This time we showed our new range of biodynamic and natural still wines and fortified wines from Portugal.

1. Quinta da Palmirinha. Vihno Verde 2011

2. Duas Vinhas. Vihno Verde 2010

3. Bonjardim. Beiras 2006

4. Morgadio da Calçada Dry White Port

5. Morgadio da Calçada Tawny Reserve Port

6. Morgadio da Calçada Vintage Port 2007

The wines will be presented by Ricardo Rodrigues (Portuguese Story).

Organic, biodynamic and natural wines of Catalonia

07/05/2013

“As some of you noticed, I have been away for three days (you must have noticed as it does not happen often). I was visiting the vineyards and cellars of Conca de Barbera, Montsant, Priorat and other exciting appellations of this beautiful sunny region in north-east Spain. I met producers whose wines we are selling already and tasted some of the wines you will be able to try yourself at next Tuesday’s event.” Daniil

The selection is outstanding and includes small growers’ wines:

1. Dosterras Blanco. Montsant 2011

2. Celler Escoda-Sanahuja. Els Bassots. Conca de Barbera 2006 (orange wine)

3. Mendall. Blanc del 5. Terra Alta 2005

4. Celler Escoda-Sanahuja. Coll de Sabater. Conca de Barbera 2004

5. Mendall. Finca Espartal. Garnatxa del Pais. Terra Alta 2010

6. Sao del Coster. Terram. Priorato 2008

The wines were presented by Daniil, and accompanied by our well-known and loved British cheeses, Luca Picco’s charcuterie and St John’s Bakery bread – the best we could get for you. We also have guest olive oil from Priorat, as an addition to our usual nibbles.

Natural wines of Loire Valley (France)

04/06/2013

1. Cremant de Loire, Domaine de Veilloux.  NV (sparkling)

2. Savennieres “Les Vieux Clos”, Clos de la Coulee de Serrant 2011 (white)

3. Domaine de Belle Vue. VDP. Pinot Gris. 2012 (white)

4. Julien Courtois “Originel” Vin de Table. 2010 (white)

5. Beatrice & Pascal Lambert. Chinon. Les Perruches 2009 (red)

6. Julien Courtois. Elément Terre. Vin de Table, 2007 (red)

The wines will be presented by one of the finest palates in London,  sommelier and owner of the Dynamic Wines company, Frederic Grappe, and accompanied by our well-known and loved British cheeses, Luca Picco’s charcuterie and Brixton Sour bread – the best we could get for you.

Burgundy

02/07/2013

We hadbeen asked for a while to bring some fine Burgundy to our portfolio.

We were happy to announce that we were bringing mind-blowing whites and reds from the most sought-after apellations of Cote d’Or.

1. Guilhem & Jean-Hugues Goisot. Bourgogne blanc. Gondonne Corps de Garde 2007 £25.99

2. Francois Jobard. Meursault. Les Tillets 2005 £44.99

3. Leflaive & Associes. Rully 1er Cru 2009 £41.99

4. Clos du Moulin aux Moines. Auxey-Duresses Monopole Vielles Vignes 2010 £39.99

5. Domaine Fanny Sabre. Pommard Vielles Vignes 2011 £53.99

6. Domaine Arlaud Pere et Fils. Gevrey aux Combottes 1er Cru 2010 £63.99  

The wines were presented by one of our wine gurus, David Harvey, and Daniil Vashchilov, the owner. They were accompanied by our well-known and loved British cheeses, Luca Picco’s charcuterie and Brixton Sour bread – the best we could get for you.

Summer wines

06/08/2013

 

Sparkling:

1.    Prosecco – Colfondo

2.    Cava Mas de la Basserola, Pla de Manlleu, Penedes, Brut Nature 2010

3.    Domaine de l’Ocre Rouge, Marceline & Aymeric  La Perle Noir,  Rose NV

4.   Luciano Saetti, Lambrusco Salamino de Santa Croce, Emiglia-Romagna NV 

(It is a true natural wine not a cheap replication or “Lambrini’)

Rose:

5.    Domaine Ray-Jane, Bandol Rose 2011

Red:

6.    G. Descombes, Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2010

The wines were presented by one of our wine gurus, David Harvey, and Daniil Vashchilov, the owner. They were accompanied by our well-known and loved British cheeses, Luca Picco’s charcuterie and Brixton Sour bread – the best we could get for you.

 

Fine Bordeaux and its satellite appellations

03/09/13

 

1. Chateau Valrose, Entre-Deux-Mers, Grand -Bireau Sauvignon Blanc 2012 £12

2. Isabelle Carles and Franck Pascal, Le Jonc-Blanc, Bergerac 2009 £17.99

3. Chateau Massereau, Graves Rouge 2008 £33.99

4. Chateau Lassolle, Cotes du Marmandais 2008 £25.99

5. Chateau Moulin Pey-Labrie, Canon-Fronsac, 80-100 old vines, 2006 £31.99

6. Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Medoc 1994 £56.99

The wines were presented by one of our wine gurus, David Harvey, and Daniil Vashchilov, the owner. They were accompanied by our well-known and loved British cheeses, Luca Picco’s charcuterie and Brixton Sour bread – the best we could get for you.

 

Burgundy, and more01/10/2013

 

As we advertised on our last tasting we are bringing new excellent Burgundy to our portfolio. We just can’t get enough of different reflections of terriors in Burgundy by two of the most versatile and expressive grape varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We also have a few surprises on the menu such as Rose made from Pinot Noir from young Chambolle-Musigny vines (only 1 barrel is made), and Grenache made in Vosne-Romanee from grapes of the top biodynamic chateau in Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau Rayas.
So this is the menu (the prices stated are to take away):

 

1. Maison en Belles Lies, Saint-Aubin, Bourgogne “Les Bluses 2010   £21.99

 

2. Domaine Ludovic Belin, Pernand-Vergelesses, Les Belles Filles 2010 £31.99

 

3. GAEC Henri Felettig, Chambolle-Musigny Bourgogne Rose  £15.99

 

4. Domaine Michel and Chantal Martin, Savigny-les-Beaune 2009  £31.99

 

5. GAEC Henri Felettig, Chambolle-Musigny “Clos Le Village” 2007 £42.99

 

6. La Maison Romane/Oroncio, Vosne-Romanee, “Star Terre”, Grenache 2008 £19.99

The wines were presented by a wine importer Andrew Corben-Clarke. They were accompanied by our well-known and loved British cheeses, our new awarded charcuterie from Trealy Farm in Monmouthshire (Wales) and Brixton Sourdough bread – the best we could get for you.