Clapham’s Abbeville Road already has much to attract food- and drink-lovers – the new Ginger Pig butcher’s shop and a fab Brit brasserie called Bistro Union, to name just two. Facing Bistro Union and virtually next door to Ginger Pig, Bottle Apostle makes it a holy trinity worth a pilgrimage. It’s the third branch of this Hackney-based independent wine merchant, which offers 16 rotating tasting samples from an Enomatic wine preservation system, 450 wines (with an emphasis on Italy and Portugal), in-store tutored tastings, and a good selection of craft brews and ciders.
Bottle Apostle, 59 Abbeville Rd, SW4 9JW, 020 3376 1447. Clapham Common tube.
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