Wine of the month

Following English Wine Week, we’re tipping our hats to Britain’s best this month. While not historically known for its grapes, the UK now has one of the fastest growing wine industries in the world, led by a new wave of innovative British wine makers and their brilliant home-grown wines. Try a naturally fermented orange from Ancre Hill in Wales – which also happens to be the UK’s only biodynamic certified winery, pop a bottle of classic sparkling from Gusbourne’s vineyards in West Sussex, or ring in rosé season with a pale pink from Westwell, set on the chalky slopes of the North Downs in Kent. These and more Great British bangers available by the glass or bottle throughout June.

Try this: Ortega Classic Ferment 2016, Westwell, Kent, by Adrian Pike

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Upcoming event

11.06.2019
18.00 - 23.00

Best of British: Wine & Picnic Drop-In

Join us from 6pm on the 11th of June for our Best of British Drop-In, coinciding with the end of British Wine Week and also the slippery slide to THE END OF BRITAIN AS WE KNOW IT. We’ll be serving our take on a Great British Picnic, including a selection of sandwiches like Slow cooked beef brisket and horseradish; and Mushroom and Stilton; as well tarts, Pork pies, Scotch eggs and more. For pudding, there will be a traditional Victoria sponge and Lemon drizzle to choose from.

On the menu, we’ll have several wines from Ancre Hill in Wales, including a naturally fermented orange wine; as well as a classic sparkling from Gusbourne in West Sussex. Winemaker and friend, Adrian Pike from Westwell, a vineyard set on the chalky slopes of the North Downs in Kent, will be there on the night too. Pike will have several of his wines featured throughout the month such as the pale Ortega Classic Pink and Westwell Field – a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – and will be delighted to mingle with you all and answer any questions. Toodle pip and see you there!

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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.