Wine

  • London's best wines and cocktails in cans - your tinnies guide to park drinking

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    While we can’t drink in pubs and London’s parks are calling, the canned drink really is the answer to everything. We’ve done some digging and tasting for you to come up with a shopping list of some of the best tinned cocktails and wines in cans to stock up for outdoor socialising.

  • The French Market brings patisserie and wine to Whetstone

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    Three years after opening their successful French wine shop and deli in Tufnell Park, the team behind Authentique Epicerie & Bar have opened a second French food spot in North London.

    The French Market sees owners Alexandre, Amaury & Matthieu, who met having worked at various London wine merchants, this

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  • London's new food and drink delivery-only businesses

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    London's food and drink delivery scene has never been more innovative or interesting. We pick out some of the city's new delivery-only businesses you should know about.

  • Yield N1 wine bar and shop is coming to Islington's St Paul's Road

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    We've been watching the development of a property on Islington's St Paul's Road with interest for a few weeks. Mainly because it's at the end of our road on the way to the shops and secondly because it was really shaping up into something food-related. And now we have the answer - Stoke Newington's Yield has opened a second location just off Highbury Corner. 

    It's taken the place of an

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  • 48 hours in Treviso - a travel guide to weekending in Prosecco country

    treviso travel guideFancy taking in a long weekend in Prosecco country? Here's where to eat, drink and stay in and around Treviso.

  • Bottle in Highgate Village is a wine shop worth seeking out

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    Hot Dinners first happened about new wine shop Bottle when we were up in Highgate just days before the current lockdown. The place had opened in November and, when we popped in to get something interesting to drink that night, we ended up chatting to the woman behind the counter and realised this place was worthy of greater attention.

    The place itself, in the heart of Highgate Village, was the brainchild of three

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  • Ottolenghi opens a festive pop up wine shop in Belgravia

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    Been caught out by the last delivery dates before Christmas? With most of the big wine retailers now no longer able to deliver wine before the holidays, you'll have to be a little more cunning when it comes to getting in supplies.

    So step forward Ottolenghi who today are launching the Ottolenghi Belgravia's Pop-Up Wine Shop. Taking over their deli on Motcomb Street it's the brainchild of Pierre Malouf,

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  • Bottles ‘N’ Jars opens at the Hexagon Classics showroom between Highgate and East Finchley

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    In a week where car sales have been dented by news of a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles, comes this shiny nugget of a story about a car showroom in North London that has found its own way of diversifying.

    This week Hexagon Classics - on the border between East Finchley and Highgate - has joined up with wine expert and author, Bert Blaize to open Bottles ‘N’ Jars wine and deli. It's taken over part of the

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  • Virtual vinology - we sign up for the Online Wine Tasting Club

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    Taking wine tasting online, when people can't meet in person, proves to be a lot of fun. Here's how it actually works...

  • Telegraph critic William Sitwell launches the 'world's smallest online wine store'

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    If you're someone who isn't good with too much choice and miles prefer someone else to do the editing for you, then the new wine shop by William Sitwell will probably be right up your street.

    Sitwell (erstwhile editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated until that vegan spat) and now restaurant critic for the Telegraph as well as a regular on MasterChef has just launched William's House Wines. Or, what he's referring to it as 'the world's

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  • Shop Cuvee wine shop and deli is opening on Blackstock Road

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    There's no getting away from the fact that lockdown was hard on London. But, equally, it's fair to say that some businesses coped better than others. Highbury restaurant Top Cuvee didn't let any grass grow under its feet when the city shut down. It pivoted quickly to become a natural wine distributor Shop Cuvee - actually growing its business over lockdown.

    Now that owner Brodie and his team have been able to reopen the restaurant,

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  • The best vineyards near London that are easy for day trip visits

    vineyards to visit near londonLucky Londoners - there are simply loads of vineyards close by that are an easy day trip away. We've picked some of the best offering vineyard tours, tastings and more

  • Bubbleshop by Sandia Chang will sell grower Champagnes and Bubbledogs kits

    Bubbleshop by Sandia Chang has grower Champagnes and Bubbledogs kits

    Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table might be closed for dining in for the moment (although Bubbledogs is on Deliveroo) but there's some good news for Bubbledogs fans. Sandia Chang is launching Bubbleshop which will be the place to go to buy the very best grower Champagnes - alongside a

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  • London's best wine, delivered

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    From the Shoreditch spot zipping Italian wines by Vespa to your door, to the Bermondsey restaurant that's put its wine list highlights on delivery - here's how to make sure your wine supplies never run dry.

  • Test Driving Top Cuvee's new park delivery service

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    In what's rapidly becoming the new normal, Londoners, unable to go to bars or restaurants, are switching their social lives to London's parks along with picnics and booze. So you've got to hand it to Highbury's Top Cuvee who have not only spotted the trend but hopped on board.

    The restaurant, which had already done a stellar job of moving to delivery with their Shop Cuvee offering, yesterday started delivering wine and cocktails by bike to two

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