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BOW LANE

Wine Bar & Restaurant

74/82 Queen Victoria Street EC4N 4SJ
020 7248 1892



Hidden away in the heart of the square mile, Planet of the Grapes Bow Lane is stylish Bar Restaurant, with the emphasis firmly on fine wine and food.
Our kitchen offers everything from tasty sharing dishes to a full a la carte menu, making it an ideal venue for anything from intimate dinners to large business events, whilst the extensive wine selection will satisfy the most discerning drinker.

 
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“I love their ‘No Wine List’ policy.  It’s like being in a sweet shop.”


Fox Fine Wine & Spirits

Wine Bar & Restaurant

118 London Wall EC2Y 5JA
020 3823 9623
www.foxfinewines.co.uk



Fox Fine Wines and Spirits is set in the landmark building on the corner of London Wall and Moorgate that was previously the world-famous Fox Umbrella Shop. Enjoy a glass in the wood-panelled bar and shop, pop up to the first floor for a bite to eat, or hire a private room on the second floor for celebrations, business meetings or a tutored wine tasting. The range of wines is exhaustive, from Old World classics to New World ingénues, and the Fox team are dedicated to finding you the right wine for any and all occasions.
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“An old-school City Wine Bar, but with much better wines”


Leadenhall

Wine Bar & Bistro

9/10 Bulls Head Passage – Leadenhall Market – EC3V 1LU
020 7929 7224

 

Next to Leadenhall Market, and just around the corner from Lloyds, Planet of the Grapes Leadenhall is a bustling, busy wine bar and shop offering over 300 wines from around the world to either drink in or take away, with a wine-friendly food menu available all day. The ever changing selection of wines by the glass including a special ‘Coravin’ menu, giving you the opportunity to try extremely fine wines at very reasonable prices, and our friendly staff are always on hand to help and advise you in your wine choice. 

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“Planet of the Grapes to return to its spiritual home in Holborn”


Sicilian Avenue

19-21 Sicilian Avenue WC1A2QH
020 7831 2181

 Planet of the Grapes returns to Holborn !!

A Wine Bar & Shop, with open air seating in the pedestrian avenue, and a tasting room downstairs, it is the perfect place for the people of Holborn to relax, have a glass and a bite to eat, or pick up a bottle or twelve for later.

Our latest addition to the family takes us back to our roots in Holborn where POTG began over ten years ago. We look forward to welcoming back old friends (and hopefully many new) to our beautiful new wine shop and bar on the picturesque Sicilian Avenue.
Alongside an extensive range of both everyday and fine wines, we offer a tasty selection of small plates, including the glorious Ginger Pig’s famous sausage rolls and pork pies.
We also offer private dining in our intimate tasting cellar where we also look forward to holding many tasting events throughout the year. Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept up date with all POTG events and offers.
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EVENTS

 

 

OUR BEST CASE OFFERS

 

CABUTTO Tenuta La Volta

Everything the Cabutto brothers do is traditional. They have vineyard plots in La Volta, Sarmassa, Bricco della Viole and Ravera; all fashionable names that could be bottled as single crus, but Osvaldo, just like the late Bartolo Mascarello, insists that great Barolo should be a wine blended from different vineyards. Whilst other Barolo normales are made from the leftovers, his includes the best grapes he has. Only in the greatest vintages does he make around 3,000 bottles of Riserva (with a label that must have looked out of date when it was created, decades ago); otherwise there is just one Barolo produced each year.The winemaking is just as traditional and the fermentations are long. How long? Osvaldo says it depends on the vintage. There isn’t a French barrique in sight in the winery; even the large oak botte are Slavonian, rather than French. Osvaldo doesn’t think that French oak suits Barolo or Barbera, and he prefers to stick with the old ways.

 

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The 2013 Barbera d’Alba Superiore is fresh, savoury and quite serious. It will develop further in the bottle, and thankfully the fruit is allowed to express itself, rather than being buried under lashings of fashionable new French oak. Barbera isn’t just Nebbiolo’s poor neighbour. In the right hands, and from a good vineyard, Barbera can be a great wine in its own right. This is very much old-school Barbera; the food wine that the Piemontese drink with meals. Aged in large botte, with dark fruit and good acidity, this is the perfect match for rich pasta dishes and charcuterie.

 
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The 2011 Barolo is a revelation, with none of the heaviness or heat that typifies many Baroli from this warm vintage. This is classically structured and perfumed; clean and bright with fine tannins and balancing acidity. For the moment it needs food, but then all good Barolos do. We asked if we could try the 2012 Barolo, and were led back to the cellar where it remains in tank; it won’t be bottled until later this year, or released until 2017. Potentially even better than the 2011 (though Osvaldo isn’t so sure), the 2012 is more aromatic and pretty, though marginally less powerful. We left the Cabuttos convinced that we had tasted the most interesting wines of the trip.

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Fattoria Di Montemaggio

When we started shipping our own wines, a Chianti was near the top of our wish-list, but not just any Chianti. We were looking for a traditional Chianti Classico from a small estate; where the perfume of Sangiovese grapes grown on Galestro soils weren’t masked by Cabernet or new French oak, and where the wines are food-friendly, as great Chianti always should be.
In Fattoria di Montemaggio we think we’ve found what we were serarching for. The historic estate is situated high in the hills between Radda-in-Chianti and Panzano; in the heart of Chianti’s most prestigious zone, on what was once the main Roman route between Florence and Siena. Of the 70 hectares of land, only 9 hectares are planted to vines, and at around 600 metres above sea level, this is one of the highest wine estates in the region.
The entire estate has been converted to organic production; for olive oil as well as wine, there has been considerable investment in the cellar, and the decision has been made to age the wines for longer before release. The current vintage of the Chianti Classico is 2010!

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Monte maggio Chianti 
From the great 2010 vintage, this is the wine that first alerted us to the quality of the Montemaggio estate. This is a textbook Chianti; bright cherry fruit, balanced acidity and real poise and elegance. Sangiovese with a tiny addition of Merlot is fermented in cement and stainless steel tanks, before being aged in large oak botte for 18 to 20 months. The colour is the classic bright ruby of traditional Chianti, and the nose is floral and perfumed. An exceptional wine from an exceptional vintage.

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This is noticeably darker and more powerful than the normale. The oldest Sangiovese vines on the estate, and a warmer vintage have produced a wine with richer fruit, more balsamic notes on the nose, and real concentration on the palate. Again the winemaking is traditional, with the wine ageing in large oak botte for 24 to 30 months before bottling. If ever a wine was crying out for a classic Florentine T-bone steak, this is it!

 monte maggio merlot
This is noticeably darker and more powerful than the normale. The oldest Sangiovese vines on the estate, and a warmer vintage have produced a wine with richer fruit, more balsamic notes on the nose, and real concentration on the palate. Again the winemaking is traditional, with the wine ageing in large oak botte for 24 to 30 months before bottling. If ever a wine was crying out for a classic Florentine T-bone steak, this is it! Of all the Bordeaux varieties it is Merlot that has most convincingly found a home in Tuscany. On the Maremma coast the style leans towards California, but here in Chianti Merlot is more faithful to its roots. Torre di Montemaggio is named after the 14th century tower that once stood on the estate, and is aged in French barriques for 15 to 18 months. Without a hint of over-ripeness, the dark berry fruit and fine tannins produce a distinctively Tuscan Merlot; elegant, balanced and stylish

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Vincent Paris 
Cornas “Granit 30” , Northern Rhone 2014

£30.00 per bottle
£150.00 for 6 bottles (£25.00 each)
£275.00 for 12 bottles (£22.92 each)

Vincent Paris in undoubtedly one of the rising stars of the Northern Rhone.
Since inheriting his grandfather’s vineyards in 1997 he has built an enviable reputation for producing some of the most elegant and balanced wines in Cornas; an appellation more often associated with huge brooding Syrahs.
The name of the wine describes the vineyards the grapes come from; ‘Granit’ for the prized granite soils, and ’30’ for the thirty degree slopes that allow the grapes to reach full ripeness.
Low yields, minimal intervention in the winemaking process, and restrained use of oak are pushing Vincent Paris to the forefront of Northern Rhone Syrah producers.
 

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