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BOROUGH WINES, London & Hastings

Update:

New Store in Islington Winter 2015

London wine merchant Borough Wines is an independent wine merchant with seven branches (six in London) :

borough wines logoBorough Wines began life as a small stall on London’s Borough Market in 2002. Today there are six Borough Wines shops London-wide, with a seventh in the seaside town of Hastings.Borough Wines shop - Stoke Newington

The range is still handpicked, but it has grown quite a bit and now boasts an enviable selection of local and international craft beers and boutique spirits, as well as over three hundred wines, including a number of natural, organic and biodynamic bottles. Borough Wines also pioneered the environment (and wallet!) friendly wine and beer refill system.

Fun website, bottles refilled from the barrel. Online ordering with extensive tasting notes and info.
Borough Wines

  • Borough Market, London SE1 9TL
  • 63 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL t:020 7837 1076
  • 67 Wilton Way, Hackney, London E8 1BG t:020 7923 2258
  • 112A Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
  • 30 Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, London NW10 5RP t:020 8969 9939
  • Borough Wines shop - Exmouth Market163 Church Street, Stoke Newington. London N16 0UL t: 02079237722
  • 34 Robertson Street, America Ground, Hastings TN34 1HT t:01424 434750


From Susy Atkins in the Daily Telegraph (29 June 2015):

Muriel Chatel, Bordeaux-born, with a grandfather who made wine for the French in Algeria, is now one of the great characters of the UK wine scene. The founder and co-owner of hip Borough Wines opened her seventh London branch in Twickenham earlier this month; more stores are planned, including a first move further afield to Hastings, later this year.

Chatel started off selling just 10 organic wines in a blossoming Borough Market in 2002. “That was a fantastic time!” she remembers. “London in the first stages of a food revolution.” Along the way she, naturally, added more lines (she now stocks more than 360 wines), as well as beers and cider (totalling 100) and spirits (70). And although she still champions many organic wines, not everything is these days. read more

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