Wine of the month

Germany is often known as the home of slightly sweet Rieslings, but the country has more to offer with somee of the most excellent whites in the world. These are primarily grown along the steep, mineral-rich slopes surrounding the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Those favouring a drier white, let us introduce you to a delicious Weissburgunder (pinot blanc) by Andreas Bender, which we can’t get enough of.

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Upcoming event

22.10.2019
18.00 - 23.00

Oktoberfest Drop-In: German Wine, Beer & Bratwurst

‘Drop-In’ on the 22nd of October from 6pm, for an unticketed Drop-In event, a nod to Oktoberfest with German Wine, Bratwurst & Beer.

On the night, Head Chef Karan Ghosh, will be grilling bratwurst sausages (pork and a vegetarian) on the Green Egg, alongside sauerkraut, potatoes and a selection of pickles, mustard and sauces. Yes, there will be currywurst. For pudding, a traditional Kaiserschmarrn, pancakes broken into small pieces, with warm chocolate sauce.

The Drop-In will feature a carefully selected list of German wine, primarily from the mineral-rich soils surrounding the rivers Rhine and Moselle. The list will include two bottles from Andreas Bender, a well-rounded yet sharp Weissburgunder with hints of stone fruit, and an unusually gamey Pinot Noir, almost Burgundian in style with a touch of spice; a deliciously dry, crisp Riesling from the historic vines of Koehler Ruprecht; as well as Melsheimer’s Sparkling Riesling, light and elegant but with a depth typical of Mosel wines. Wines will be available by the glass or bottle.  There will also be a special German guest beer on the menu for the night.

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Notes

Andreas Bender

producer story

Here is a man who was brought up in the business. By thirteen years old, most of us are yet to graduate from Capri Sun, but Andreas Bender had already made his own wine. We assume he had some help.

Learning about soil and viticulture fro...

Spanish Wine & Barrafina Drop-In

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‘Drop-In’ on the 17th of September from 6pm, for an unticketed Spanish night with special guests from our sister restaurant, Barrafina. Executive Chef Angel Zapata Martin, and Head Chef of ...

Suertes del Marqués

producer story

When thoughts turn to Spanish wines, often it’s the spicy riservas of Rioja, or the steely Albariños from Rías Baixas that take centre stage. Perhaps, a particularly good cava or a declassified fizz from Penedes. All of these, we have on our li...

Spanish Wine

wine of the month

This month, we are clinging on to summer and drinking wine from sunny Spain. Now celebrated as one of the best wine producing countries in the world, Spain is home to many well-known grape varieties, with tempranillo, bobal, verdejo and albariñ...

Birgit Braunstein

producer story

After a bottle of bold, biodynamic blaufranksich from Burgenland? Birgit Braunstein is worth a Google. Or you can simply read on, as she is our featured producer for July. Farming prized plots on the slopes of Austria’s Leitha Mountains, with a...

Rosé Wine & Provençal Plates Drop-In

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‘Drop-in’ on the 9th of July from 6pm, and join us in celebrating one of summer’s favourite drops: rosé. Alongside, we’ll be serving Provençal inspired plates including Crudites with aioli and tapenade; Butterflied leg of lamb...

Our Producers

Abbaye de Fontfroide, Arpents du Soleil, Domaine Villet, Lucien Aviet & Fils, Michel Gahier, Domaine Bertrand, Domaine des Foudres, Lemorton, Pierre Huet, Domaine Auffray, Jean-Marc Brocard, Chateau Castel la Rose, Vignobles Albert Schweitzer, Chantecotes, Chateau des Correges, Cellier Saint Sidoine, Chateau Deffends, Maravenne, Domaine des Tournels, Clos Cibonne, Abadia de Acon, Altavins, Adegas Arousa, Monatesterio de Corias, Garmence, Frome Valley Vineyard, Castle Brook, Besos de Oro, Botty Vineyard, Haut Mansion, Longue-DoC Wines, Melbury Vale Vineyard, Old Walls Vineyard, Terreno, Cassafrassi, Azienda Vinicola, Cantina Scala.

About us

The Drop is a wine bar and restaurant in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, from the people behind Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor. We serve carefully sourced wines and broadly British dishes, with a focus on provenance and personality.

For us, the joy of drinking wine is about a shared experience. For this reason, many of the bottles on our list come from winemakers who we’ve met on our travels, or who we admire for their ‘gently does it’ approach to making wine. We look to classic regions where young, dynamic winemakers are making a splash with their own take on tradition, as well as celebrating weird and wonderful wines from lesser-trodden corners of the globe. Whether you want to go off the beaten path, or find an old favourite — of which we’ll try to select the best or most exciting example — we’ve got you covered. For something special, just ask for our little black book, which has a rotating selection of our favourite, ‘when it’s gone, it’s gone’ wines.

Food-wise, we work simply with the best seasonal ingredients we can get our hands on. Beautiful meats, cheeses and vegetables, and the freshest oysters served from our cart. It’s broadly British, but we wouldn’t baulk at a burrata.