There’s nothing more alluring (to us anyway) than limitless wine and cheese at this 19th-century wine bar in candlelit, vaulted cellars with original Dickensian-style decor… But if you’ve worked hard for your poison (at Best’s Bootcamp round the corner) and are trying to be good then sample a glass of organic, vegan or bio-dynamic wine – and maybe go easy on the brie…
We know what you’re thinking, what’s an “organic, vegan, bio-dynamic wine” when it’s at home… Well, bio-dynamic wines are known to have a better aroma, flavour and texture, using natural yeasts with no artificial adjustments (that supposedly lessens the hangover). Try Naturalys Viognier or Naturalys Merlot from Gérard Bertrand, one of the top wine makers of France.
If you don’t eat meat, you may not feel comfortable drinking wine that uses animal additives like egg whites, gelatin, milk products or proteins derived from fish, as fining agents to improve wine clarity. Not exactly vegan friendly. If you fall into this camp, try the Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2015 that uses a potato derived fining agent or Primera Luz Merlot 2015.
We recommend rallying up a group of friends and booking out the Cage (8-10 people) for an intimate, candlelit session!
Where: 47 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NE
Tube: Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo), Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle & District, Northern)