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 albariño arguably taking center stage.

In September, we raise our glasses to these grapes and more, with a selection of Spanish low-intervention wines, a delicious organic aged cava from Llopart, and a brilliant pair of Harts Bros’ own; a new vintage garnacha Tinto from D.O Madrid and a bright Albariño from Rías Baixas.

Try: Suertes del Marques, 7 Fuentes, a smoky red from the volcanic soil of Tenerife, with a fresh, red fruit and spicy palate.

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Upcoming event

17.09.2019
18.00 - 23.00

Spanish Wine & Barrafina Drop-In

‘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 Dean Street, Fernando Moraga, will join The Drop’s Karan Ghosh for one night only. Together, they’ll serve an Arroz Valenciana with rabbit, chicken and garrofóns (butter beans); as well as Spanish cheeses and Iberian cured meats; grilled summer vegetables and Pintxos Morunos, or beef skewers; and Tortilla de Vetanzos.

We’ll feature some of our favourite Spanish wines from The Drop’s current list, like the Cora Blanco from Loxarel, an organic, vegan white with hints of lychees and a dry mineral clarity; and the Bodegas Caballal, an easy-drinking biodynamic mencia and garnacha blend from Rías Baixas. There will also be a few wines usually reserved for Barrafina’s list, such as the lively and effervescent Txakoli Ameztoi; and the Las Fincas Chivite rosé from Navarra. And, two brilliant Hart Bros bottles; a new vintage garnacha Tinto from D.O. Madrid, and a  bright Albariño from Rías Baixas. These and more, available to try by the glass or bottle. ¡Salud!

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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.