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'The bravest, most unique and daring wine bar in the UK? '
Latest Post The conversation started like this, perhaps...

"A Californian wine bar in London. Are you nuts? I left my heart in San Francisco (I really did, but that's another story), where did you leave your senses, somewhere between the Russian River Valley and Carneros? Wines are too expensive, there's no value there. It can't be done."

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This Week

Supping German wines
at the excellent tasting at Vinoteca. Check out the outstandingly good value dry German Riesling by Weingut Neiss on TAP at


Mission is a Californian wine bar and kitchen showcasing the finest wines of the Golden State. The list is dripping with the kind of beauties usually reserved for la-dee-da restaurants — it's a game changer. The second venture from Sager and Wilde, who have already shifted the London wine landscape with their first bar in Hackney, is brave, bold and unique. The best place to drink Californian wine in the UK has arrived.

'Silk and  Lace'

German wine has a little strut in its step in the UK at the moment, and the recent German Wine Agencies tasting at Vinoteca Marylebone revealed some gems. This is a satin textured beauty from Marc Josten and Torsten Klein in the Ahr Valley, crammed full of bright red cherry and strawberry aromas, with a sleek, silky finish. Pinot Noir in fifth gear 'seduction' mode.

Pinot Noir 2012, Josten & Klein, Ahr Valley, Germany
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