Wine of the month

It’s getting lighter, brighter and warmer, and we’re celebrating with alternative fizz this month, all day, every day. Each bottle of delicious sparkling on our list has been chosen to highlight lesser known regions and small producers, far from the typical Champagnes and Cavas that are more widely offered. We have a floral, fruity Austrian Pet Nat; a unique, unfiltered Prosecco from Italy; and an elegant, lightly sparkling, juicy red – the Sextant L’Ecume. These and more, drop in and pop it like it’s hot.

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Upcoming event

14.05.2019
18.00 - 23.00

Fizz, Tikka & a Chaat Drop-In

From 6pm, The Drop will host a casual and un-ticketed Fizz, Tikka & a Chaat night at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross. Our head chef Karan Ghosh will be serving traditional North Indian street food, including chicken tikka skewers, lamb kofta and ragda pattice – mashed potato cakes, topped with a traditional stew of spiced chickpeas. Help yourselves to raita, mint chutney and tamarind chutney.

The Drop-In will feature a carefully selected list of alternative sparkling wines. We believe that contrary to popular belief, the acidity and sweetness in certain sparkling wines can provide the perfect match for spicy street food dishes. Each bottle has been chosen to highlight lesser known regions and small producers of sparkling wine, far from your typical Champagnes that are more often popped. The Drop’s list will include a floral, fruity Austrian Pet Nat from Fuchs und Hase; the Malibran Sottoriva – a unique, unfiltered Prosecco; and the elegant Sextant L’Ecume, a lightly sparkling, juicy and lively red. Others from Portugal, Spain and France will also feature. Drop in and try wines by the glass or bottle.

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Notes

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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.