Birds&Bats Wine Productions - Wines of Momentary Destination
Blimey! It’s almost the end of the first month, ALREADY!? Where does the time go…?
Well, we’ve put a lot of time into getting the ‘fuse’ onto people’s shelves and into people’s glasses and just blatantly walking into peoples establishments and pouring wine into their faces. It’s been a lot of fun and it has paid off!
We are now very pleased to say that we have W.M.D.’fuse’ in no less than 7 new and exciting venues in London, Brighton and Stamford (Lincolnshire):
Here are the London venues you can go and drink 'fuse' and also eat some fabulous food and drink other vinous delights (but not as much as 'fuse', obvs...)
10 Greek Street
Run by two lovely chaps called Luke and Cam, these guys have been critically praised for their delicious food and approach to dining.
Birds was really attracted to their wine list, after she popped in of an evening to get a bite to eat, and following a brief chat with Luke a tasting was arranged.
Luke ‘got it’, he understood our project and our objective and enjoyed the wine, enough to include it on his list. We were chuffed to say the least.
The restaurant is in the heart of Soho in London and is the perfect place to pop in for lunch or some dinner. Located just off Soho Square, you can slip in without anybody noticing, settle down at the bar and eat delicious morsels (from the daily changing menu) while chatting to the staff and watching the goings on in the open kitchen, then slink back out into the city as if nothing happened. It’s a lovely little oasis.
The sheer value for money from the wine list is worth a visit alone, including a superb Piemonte red by Sperino that is hugely complex...More great value, left of centre offerings from the Jurancon, Clare Valley, Rhone, various German and Austrian wines and now, of course, the Cotes Catalans are all available by the glass and carafe.
Pop in when you’re in town, you won’t regret it.
The Greenberry Café
If you live in North London, you are no doubt aware of the area that is Primrose Hill. Famous for being famous and having famous people being famous in it, this journey to the North was un-chartered territory for Birds&Bats, who reside in the outer-limits of the South West with Tom and Barbara, Margo and Jerry in what sometimes feels like an episode of Stella Street.
Don’t get us wrong, we’ve been to Camden and Islingston and places like that, but that was mainly to go and drink cider and get sweaty and stomped on at some random venue somewhere…This journey was to go and munch on some of the offerings Morfudd has to offer and to let her have a taste of the ‘fuse’, to see if she liked it enough to be listed in this wonderfully fresh and vibrant café.
Thankfully she did and has added ‘fuse’ to her very impressive wine list that includes a multitude of Sherries, fantastic sparkling offerings and wonderful red and white wines.
Her menu is modern and covers the demands of many a varied palate, just like her wine list. Breakfast offerings include smoked salmon from Stoke Newington (that’s the place in East London!) and sausages from Dingley Dell; how could you not order those?? The variety from the rest of the menu includes flavours from Japan, Continental Africa, North and South America and good ‘ol England.
The salt beef was amazing, the best I have ever tasted. No joke of a lie (ok, I’ve not had the pleasure of going to any of the new fandangled offerings in town and about), but the meat is bright pink, soft and flaky with melting fat...It is delicious. The ceviche with passion fruit is inspired and created confusion and delight in our mouths and minds.
We are very pleased to have the ‘fuse’ in this excellent establishment, in the far off land that is North London and we will be venturing up there more often to eat our way through the menu, drink sherry and eat ice-cream. We hope you do too.
Next time, our Brighton friends will get a look in and I’ll wax lyrical about the mysteries of The Black Dove, the delights of Ten Green Bottles and the wonder that is My Brewery Tap.
All these places are listed on our stockists page, so don’t feel like you have to wait for me to tell you about them, find out for yourself.
If you can’t be bothered to leave your house, but want to try some of our lovely ‘fuse’, we now offer delivery to all UK mainland addresses. Please contact us for details and arrangement.