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Oktoberfest Drop-In: German Wine, Beer & Bratwurst

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‘Drop-In’ on the 22nd of October from 6pm, for an unticketed Drop-In event, a nod to Oktoberfest with German Wine, Bratwurst & Beer.

On the night, Head Chef Karan Ghosh, will be grilling bratwurst sausage...

Andreas Bender

producer story

Here is a man who was brought up in the business. By thirteen years old, most of us are yet to graduate from Capri Sun, but Andreas Bender had already made his own wine. We assume he had some help.

Learning about soil and viticulture fro...

Spanish Wine & Barrafina Drop-In

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‘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 ...

Suertes del Marqués

producer story

When thoughts turn to Spanish wines, often it’s the spicy riservas of Rioja, or the steely Albariños from Rías Baixas that take centre stage. Perhaps, a particularly good cava or a declassified fizz from Penedes. All of these, we have on our li...

Spanish Wine

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 albariñ...

Birgit Braunstein

producer story

After a bottle of bold, biodynamic blaufranksich from Burgenland? Birgit Braunstein is worth a Google. Or you can simply read on, as she is our featured producer for July. Farming prized plots on the slopes of Austria’s Leitha Mountains, with a...

Rosé Wine & Provençal Plates Drop-In

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‘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...

Adrian Pike

producer story

What do you do after calling time on running a record label that has produced the likes of Bloc Party, Hot Chip and Florence and the Machine? Well, have a drink, probably. And then buy a vineyard in Kent when the opportunity arises.

This...

Best of British

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 ...

Best of British: Wine & Picnic Drop-In

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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 Pi...

Alternative Fizz

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 fro...

Julien Altaber

producer story

Growing up in Burgundy, the son of dairy farmers, Julien Altaber chose spent his holidays in the company of cows and tractors. Though he had no vines to inherit, as is the way for many successful growers in France’s established domains, he had ...

Fizz, Tikka & a Chaat Drop-In

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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 ...

Portuguese Wines

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,...

João Afonso

producer story

João Afonso spent the best part of his adult years travelling around the world and dancing with the prestigious Ballet Gulbenkian, before becoming a wine writer, and then eventually making wine himself. He bought a semi-derelict farm in Regueng...

Portuguese Wine & Piri Piri Drop-In

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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 ...

South African Wine

wine of the month

Winter may still be lingering here in the UK, but the sun is shining across the Atlantic in South Africa, with harvest season in full flow. A country once defined by heavier styles of wine, today South Africa is quietly developing a reputation ...

JH Meyer

producer story

Johan Meyer was named one of the ‘Top Ten South African Winemakers to Watch’ at the age of 28. Since then, he has continued to make his mark as one of South Africa’s most promising talents, producing terroir-focused wines in t...

Braai & South African Wine Drop-In

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From 6pm on the 5th of March, The Drop will host a casual and un-ticketed Braai & South African wine night – serving only typical South African style barbecue, or ‘braai’, with boerewors, a selection of other meats, vegetables and sal...

Alpine Wine

wine of the month

We’re skiing head first into February, celebrating our love of alpine wine, food and snow-capped landscapes. Much like inhaling the fresh mountain air, alpine wines — from nutty, crisp whites made in the French alpine hamlet of Bugey, to fresh,...

Bérèche et Fils

producer story

Nestled in Montagne des Reims, a stone’s throw from the village and premier cru vineyards of Ludes, Bérèche et Fils has been a respected grower since 1847. Brothers Raphaël & Vincent Bérèche took the reigns from their parents Jean Pierre an...

Grower Champagne

wine of the month

When we think of Champagne, we often conjure up images of the giant, established houses with familiar brand names. Yet grower Champagne, or ‘growers’ — defined as single producers who own and tend to their own vineyards, as opposed to sourcing ...

Andrew Nielsen

producer story

Imagine a big, burly Australian with a laugh that lights up a thousand rooms and you have Le Grappin’s Andrew Nielsen. Andrew came from a publishing background before turning his attention to wine, and has worked with some of the greats in Cali...

Tartiflette & Alpine Wine Party

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We’re skiing head first into February, celebrating our love of alpine wine, food and snowcapped landscapes. Much like inhaling the fresh mountain air, alpine wines — from nutty, crisp whites made in the French alpine hamlet of Bugey, to fresh, ...

Beaujolais

wine of the month

Something of a dirty word in the 80s, Beaujolais – a light, juicy style of red wine grown in the eponymous region, from gamay grapes – has staged a dizzying comeback in recent years.

With Beaujolais Nouveau (a day of celebrat...