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
Thorman Hunt
Vinetrail
Fingal Rock Wines
Gauntleys
Raymond Reynolds

We buy directly from Monmouth winemakers Richard and David Morris of Ancre Hill who make brilliant pinks, sparklers and Pinot Noir.




 
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. 


Take a bottle or two away

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're more than happy to sell you wine at a very 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 one evening a week for you to bring your own bottle to supper.  Let us know what you think.




Typical Open Whites

(all by glass and carafe)

Vinho Verde 2012
Quinta do Raza, Portugal

25.00


VDP des Cotes de Gascogne 2010

Domaine du Sedouprat, Gascony

19.00


Fiano 2012
Mezzogiorno, Puglia, Italy

18.50


Kerner Clasico 2012
Abbazia di Novacella, Alto Adige, Italy 

32.00


Bordeaux Blanc 2011
Château de Rouquette, France

24.00


Grillo, Catarratto 2011
Centopasssi, Sicily

24.50


Viognier 2012
Château de la Bastide, SW France
 

23.50

 

Toh Friulano 2012
di Lenardo, Friuli, Italy

26.00






Typical Open Reds

(all by glass and carafe)

Nero d'Avola 2012
Mezzogiorno, Puglia, Italy

18.00

 

Malbec 2011
Durou et Fils, Cahors

22.00

 

Tempranillo 2012
Biberius, Ribera del Duero

26.00

 

Côtes de Castillon 2012
Ch. Laussac, Bordeaux

24.50

 

Zweigelt 2011
Johanneshof Reinisch, Austria

26.50

 

Barbera d'Alba 2011
Ettore Germano, Piedmont

28.00

 

Phigaia 2008
Serafini & Vidotto, Veneto

29.00

 

Côtes de Ventoux 2011
Martinelle, SW France

28.00



"Like everything else here, it's idiosyncratic and first rate"
Brian St. Pierre, Decanter, July 2009 

Tel: 01874 620 111
enquiries@felinfachgriffin.co.uk
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