specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (June 2019)



London wine merchant The Winery in London W9 offers a different slant on promoting wine with a decidedly original and excellent website

“What we enjoy most is searching for excellent new wines and importing direct from smaller growers. We poke around for undiscovered treasures, sniff out the unknown gems, the up-and-coming growers. The difference is that we actually go there!”

The result is a genuinely interesting wine list, which is strong on German and Italian wines, together with a good representation from France, Spain and California.

They also have a different take on tastings –  they have teamed up with Clifton Nurseries at the tropical, hidden oasis of Clifton Nurseries in West London.

logo“Towering palms, beautiful flowers, jungle vines and exotic orchids are the setting as we savour flavours of recent arrivals from Piedmont, Germany, Spain and the Rhone Valley amongst one of the capital’s finest plant collections.”

In addition to obligatory Champagne and dry German Riesling, and given that it’s turned a little chilly, we’re thinking of opening some deep, warming reds.

We have new arrivals from Piedmont, north-west Italy. Chain-smoking powerhouse Giovanna Rizzolio had had enough of the fashion journalism world in Milan when she moved into her grandparents’ house (with her new husband and his teenage sons) along the ridge from Barbaresco. She started a guesthouse, Cascina delle Rosa, and decided to bottle her own wine. We all loved her sumptuous reds last year, many with those dangerous, slightly animal notes that we find so fascinating. Her latest releases have just arrived.


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twitter linkFacebook linkThe Winery 4 Clifton Road, London W9 1SS      t:020 7286 6475

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