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How to drink like a Londoner: where to find the best wine bars in town

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 19, 2014 in Food & Drink

Bar pepito

NORTH

BAR PEPITO
A tiny Spanish bar tucked away in a courtyard near King’s Cross station. The 15 sherries span all styles and tastes, and there are unfortified Spanish wines too. 3 Varnishers Yard, N1 9FD. King’s Cross.

Sager & Wilde

EAST

SAGER AND WILDE
A score of excellent wines are sold by the glass or bottle, at a flat rate mark up of £20 per bottle – which, paradoxically, makes the more expensive wines better value. 193 Hackney Rd, E2 8JL. Hoxton Overground.

toasted

SOUTH

TOASTED
This ‘vin naturel’ specialist sells very affordable wines dispensed from taps on the stainless steel tanks – £3 for a great southern Rhône blend is a steal. 36-38 Lordship Lane, SE22 8HJ. East Dulwich rail.

WEST

MARGAUX
With a wine list that’s mostly Italian and French, there’s plenty of choice by the glass or carafe at this attractive resto-cum-wine bar in a well-heeled neighbourhood. 152 Old Brompton Rd, SW5 0BE. Gloucester Rd.

 

the remedy

CENTRAL

THE REMEDY
Almost deliberately obscure, this Fitzrovia wine bar’s list covers lesser-known regions, grapes and styles of wines, but the staff can guide you to what you’re likely to enjoy. 124 Cleveland St, W1T 6PG. Warren St.

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