If you've been down Greek Street recently and wondered what the Churchill port house is that's popped up at no 26, then let us enlighten you.
It's a three floor temporary educational experience and bar by Churchill's port where visitors can learn about different styles of port through regular tastings led by the winemaker and founder of Churchill's, John Graham.
For a few months they'll be serving up Douro wines and Ports, accompanied by a selection of specially chosen tapas dishes designed by chef Xavi Meroño.Ports will include wood ports such as Churchill’s White Port, 10 and 20 year old tawnies, bottle aged ports such as the LBV, Crusted, as well as Single Quinta Vintage and Vintage. You'll also be able to try their Douro table wines.
Xavi's tapas will feature charcuterie boards with pata negra Iberian ham, artisan cheese boards with the delicious Serra de Estrela Cheese, Alheira - Portuguese game sausage, foie gras mi-cuit from Les Landes and famous gambas al ajillo. Early dishes posted on their Twitter feed also sounded good from a Valencian paella to an Iberico pork burger with crispy Cecina & Idiazabal cheese. Prices start at approx. £5 per glass of port and £5 per tapas dish.
If you're looking for a last minute office party venue (having exhausted our other Christmas party ideas) the first floor dining room here can be booked for private functions. But they'll be hoping you leave here with the firm idea that port is for more occasions than just Christmas.