Wine of the month

This month, we’re celebrating sunny Portugal’s unique, indigenous grape varieties. A country that has been a producer of quality wines for centuries, it is not always the first region to spring to an oenophile’s mind. But with a fresh approach, a new wave of wine makers from the Algarve to Dão, Lisbon to Vinho Verde, have been creating low-intervention wines with charming, refreshing, full-bodied and intriguing qualities. Drop in and try some of our favourites throughout April, once you try them, they won’t be easily forgotten.

Try this: Respiro Tinto 2016, Alentejo, Cabecas do Reguengo

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Upcoming event

18.00 - 23.00

Portuguese Wine & Piri Piri Drop-In

From 6pm, The Drop will host a casual and un-ticketed Portuguese wine & Piri-Piri night. We will be serving traditional Portuguese marinated and chargrilled chicken, with corn on the cob, roasted potatoes, spicy rice and choice of fiery or medium piri piri sauce.

The Drop-In will feature a carefully selected list of white and red wines from Indigo and Portuguese Story. Both of which are purveyors of delicious bottles from lesser-known producers, who are passionate about sharing the best wines from across the country. From Algarve to Dão, Lisbon to Vinho Verde, the list will include a crisp, fresh Loureiro, an emphatically mineral Vinhas Velhas Branco and the ‘Respiro Tinto’ – a biodynamic and refreshing blend of white and red grapes, made by João Afonso of Cabeças Do Reguengo. Guests can try wines by the glass, bottle or in a flight of three. So ‘drop in’ and join us at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross.

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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.