Our Favourite Merchants

Our relationship with a wine merchant is driven by his or her brilliance in its own area.  We love talking to them and drinking with them.  Most of them sell to the public so do visit their websites.

Astrum Winecellars (Italy and Central Europe)
More Wine (Brilliant Bag in Box)
Vinetrail (France)
Fingal Rock Wines (France)
Bat & Bottle (Italy)
Red Squirrel Wines (beyond Europe)
Raymond Reynolds (Portugal)
Wine Barn (Germany)
Carte Blanches Wines (France & Spain)
Eclectic Wines (Greece)

We buy directly from Monmouth winemakers Richard and David Morris of Ancre Hill who make brilliant pinks, sparklers and Pinot Noir.




 
Whimsy on wine

The myth: 
a restaurant which says it spends much time choosing its wine list.

The truth:
one merchant will supply all of their wine and will sometimes write their list for them.

To justify a mark up (or, rather, because we love it) we try to make wine an area where we are radically better.  We want our guests to discover new wines and wine areas.

  • We taste with a handful of merchants, each regionally specialised, the only way to achieve variety and quality.
  • We have 4 or 5 people who take part in these regular tastings: it is not seen as the droit de proprietaire. Sadly.
  • Most of us have taken wine exams. This doesn't mean we know more than our guests, but we can help and should know the wines we list.
  • We offer up to about 20 wines by 125ml and 175ml glass sizes and, even better, by the carafe.
  • We have always limited the profit we make on better wines so that all wines on our list are more affordable. 


The Bottle Shop

The wines you see on our list are very rarely seen in shops. In fact, if we see one of our wines in a supermarket, we usually delist it.

So if you've liked what you've drunk, we'll sell you wine at a reasonable price, usually just our cost price plus a pound or two of mark-up. Brilliant if you’re staying nearby.

Email us here for details.  We're also considering allocating an evening a week for you to bring your own bottle to supper.  Let us know what you think.

And if you'd like to be kept in touch with any wine suppers or tastings, do drop us an email here.



Typical Open Whites

(all by glass and carafe)

Cotes de Gascogne (BiB) 2018
Lesc Blanc, SW France

21.00


Viognier 2018

Puech Berthier, Pays d'Oc

25.00


Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2018
Cantine Frentana, Abruzzo, Italy

22.00


Riesling, Save Water Drink Riesling 2018
Allendorf, Rheingau, Germany

28.00


Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2018
Tavignano, Marche, Italy

27.50


Picpoul de Pinet 2018
Domaine Font-Mars, Southern France

24.50







Typical Open Reds

(all by glass and carafe)

Monastrell/Petit Verdot 2017
Bodega de Pinoso, Valencia, Spain

21.50

 

Syrah/Pinotage/Cinsault 2018
Eekhoring, Western Cape, S. Africa

26.50

 

Cotes du Rhone 2016
Domaine de l'Espigouette, Rhone

24.00

 

Pinot Noir NV Vin de France
Domaine Denis Bardon, Loire

24.50

 

Xinomavro 2017
Thymiopoulos, Naoussa, Greece

27.50

 

Corvina 2018
Monte Tondo, Veneto, Italy

26.00

 



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