Wine of the month

This month, it’s all about drinking pink. By the glass or bottle, nothing says summer more than necking your favourite rosé.

More often than not, requests are for pale pinks from the South of France. We get it, and you can’t beat a Bandol, but this month we’ve branched out a bit further with some less obvious options we want to share with you. Try an organic, Provençal-style Rosato from Tuscany, Birgit Braunstein’s lively Austrian rosé with hints of red berries, or cheers the long awaited sunshine with a pink glass of Gusbourne English sparkling. These and more, will have you seeing the world through rosé-coloured glasses in no time

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Upcoming event

09.07.2019
18.00 - 23.00

Rosé Wine & Provençal Plates Drop-In

‘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 with green sauce (cooked outside on the Green Egg); Ratatouille; and Rosemary potatoes. For pudding, try the Tarte Tropézienne. Also known as ‘La Tarte de Saint-Tropez’, this is a cream-filled brioche famously named by Brigitte Bardot.  Très chic.

The Drop-In will feature a carefully selected list of rosé wines, from France and beyond. On the menu, there will be an elegant Bandol Rosé Domaine Tempier, once declared, ‘The greatest rose in the world’ by wine critic Robert Parker, and a light, pale Cote du Rhone from Trilogie. There will also be an organic, Provençal-style Tuscan Rosato Tenuta Monteti, Birgit Braunstein’s lively Austrian rosé with hints of red berries, and an English Sparkling – the Gusbourne Rose. Wines will be available by the glass or bottle.

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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.