Noble Rot – Bloomsbury

Set in an old school townhouse near Russell Square, Noble Rot epitomises on olde world wine bar and restaurant. I almost expected to see two old men sat in a dark corner wearing their smoking jackets, drinking a fabulously large glass of red wine. Don’t get me wrong though, I mean this in all the…

Pub in the Park – Marlow

Festival season has just rolled into action in the UK, and it seems everyone wants a piece of them. Every weekend from now until September there are loads of weird and wonderful festivals to attend, celebrating everything from music to food, home-made crafts to fashion. So it makes sense that celebrities are joining in the…

Hampton Cheese & Wine Company – Hampton

An institution in TW12, Hampton Cheese and Wine Company has been opening its doors to customers in Hampton village for 6 years. I was lucky enough to be given their cheese and wine tasting experience for Christmas from my other half and we finally found an evening to get ourselves down there and try it…

Brunswick House – Vauxhall

This incredible Georgian mansion in the heart of Vauxhall is not only home to a rather fabulous bar and restaurant, but filled to the brim with antiques available for customers to buy. It seems the old mansion got in the way of the huge development at Vauxhall Cross, as it appears to be completely dwarfed…

Vintage 1824 – Herne Hill

This is the delightful sister branch to Brixton’s Wine Parlour – one of the very first wine bars in London to really spark my enthusiasm for wine in London. And the Herne Hill setup certainly didn’t disappoint! Steeped in the familiar fairy lights it’s the most inviting shop front along the little high street. A…

Kensington Wine Rooms

Not far from Notting Hill Gate tube station sits Kensington Wine Rooms. One of three Wine Room establishments. The Kensington branch welcomes passers-by into a haven of fairy-lights, and shelves full of wine. We arrived at 6-ish on a Thursday evening, which turned out to be perfect as by 7 the bar area was starting…

London Wine Watch on Tour: Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek, in the western cape of South Africa is one of my favourite places on Earth. Beautiful, lush green hills covered in vines running for as far as the eyes can see. (Oh and it’s usually bathed in sunshine!) There are too many wine estates to mention all of them – I’m talking at least…

Humble Grape – Battersea

My friend and I were after an evening of good wine, food and catching up – Humble Grape did not disappoint. We visited on a Tuesday evening and I had previously heard of their #tastingtuesdays which I was hoping would be on offer. 4 samples of various wines they have selected for £10 – we…

The Sampler – South Kensington

The Sampler, behind South Kensington station is an undiscovered gem that I wish I had at the end of my road. With a card top-up format, you browse the rows of wines in the enomatic machines and sample a taste, large taste or a small glass of the various bottles available around you on the…

10 Wine Bars on the Northern Line

The time has finally arrived to welcome the addition of the Northern Line to the 24-hour tube service and what better way to celebrate than with a wine bar hop along it. Unwined – Tooting Broadway Absolute corker of a wine bar in Tooting Market – and they have a pop-up chef that changes on…

Weekly Wine Watch

It’s Friday wine lovers! And time for this weeks wine watch… Wine Watch: Going Out Humble Grape in the heart of Clapham Junction is a wine shop and bar that I’d highly recommend dropping into on an evening. Wines by the glass, carafe or bottle, there’s loads of choice and you can enjoy them with…

Unwined – Tooting Market

We’ve all seen the incredible success Brixton Market has now become…but move over Brixton, there’s a new kid on the block in the form of Tooting Market. Much smaller than Brixton but equally as inviting with fairy lights sprinkled haphazardly around the place and shabby chic furniture taken to the extreme – it’s now home…