Our Favourite Merchants

Our relationship with a wine merchant is driven by his or her brilliance in its own area.  We love talking to them and drinking with them.  Most of them sell to the public so do visit their websites.

Astrum Winecellars (Italy & Central Europe)
More Wine (Brilliant Bag in Box)
Vinetrail (France)
Fingal Rock Wines (France)
Bat & Bottle (Italy)
Graft Wine Company (beyond Europe)
Raymond Reynolds (Portugal)
Wine Barn (Germany)
Carte Blanches Wines (France & Spain)
Eclectic Wines (Greece)

Across EATDRINKSLEEP, we pour English sparkling by the glass from Wiston Estate, W. Sussex.  Made by the legendary Dermot Sugrue.

Whimsy on wine

The myth: 
a restaurant which says it spends much time choosing its wine list.

The truth:
one merchant will supply all of their wine and will sometimes write their list for them.

To justify a mark up (or, rather, because we love it) we try to make wine an area where we are radically better.  We want our guests to discover new wines and wine areas.

  • We taste with a handful of merchants, each regionally specialised, the only way to achieve variety and quality.
  • We have 4 or 5 people who take part in these regular tastings: it is not seen as the droit de proprietaire. Sadly.
  • Most of us have taken wine exams. This doesn't mean we know more than our guests, but we can help and should know the wines we list.
  • We offer up to about 20 wines by 125ml and 175ml glass sizes and, even better, by the carafe.
  • We have always limited the profit we make on better wines so that all wines on our list are more affordable. 

The Bottle Shop

The wines you see on our list are very rarely seen in shops. In fact, if we see one of our wines in a supermarket, we usually delist it.

So if you've liked what you've drunk, we'll sell you wine at a reasonable price, usually just our cost price plus a pound or two of mark-up. Brilliant if you’re staying nearby.

Email us here for details.  We're also considering allocating an evening a week for you to bring your own bottle to supper.  Let us know what you think.

Look out for our Wine Supper, "Tomato" on Friday 23 September, 7pm.  Drop us an email to find out more, or click Book a table.  £80pp.

And if you'd like to be kept in touch with any wine suppers or tastings, dolet us know.

Typical Open Whites

(all by glass and carafe)

Cotes de Gascogne (BiB) 2018
Lesc Blanc, SW France


Viognier 2018

Puech Berthier, Pays d'Oc


Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2018
Cantine Frentana, Abruzzo, Italy


Riesling, Save Water Drink Riesling 2018
Allendorf, Rheingau, Germany


Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2018
Tavignano, Marche, Italy


Picpoul de Pinet 2018
Domaine Font-Mars, Southern France


Typical Open Reds

(all by glass and carafe)

Monastrell/Petit Verdot 2017
Bodega de Pinoso, Valencia, Spain



Syrah/Pinotage/Cinsault 2018
Eekhoring, Western Cape, S. Africa



Cotes du Rhone 2016
Domaine de l'Espigouette, Rhone



Pinot Noir NV Vin de France
Domaine Denis Bardon, Loire



Xinomavro 2017
Thymiopoulos, Naoussa, Greece



Corvina 2018
Monte Tondo, Veneto, Italy



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