Birds&Bats Wine Productions - Wines of Momentary Destination
This blog post is in honour of all the people at Thames Water in Walton, who keep encouraging my dad to keep encouraging me to keep writing! So this is for all you water babies out there who can't get enough of my scribbled ramblings (massive ego boost btw, ta).
On reflection, it is about time. Months have passed now and Birds and Bats are tucked up in Tottenham, bouncing around The East and meeting and greeting all the winos of the area. It's been a jolly good time so far as they've also managed to get the wine out there and into peoples faces (something a bit like what's going on in the above picture, except its Birds & Bats doing the pointing and laughing).
'The Spectre' now has a few homes, and WMD is now back at Vinoteca, 8 Hoxton Square, the sister to 10 Greek Street (muchly conveniently bus minutes away, yum yum), also now at the wonderful 10 Cases in Covent Garden, and, the new kid on the Eastern block, VERDEN. A super charcuterie, cheese and wine bar in Clapton, where Birds and Bats also happen to be flapping the wings behind the bar and on the floor. We also got snaffled up by a couple of cool cats from Stokey (that's Stoke Newington, keep up!), two friends called L'Atypique Wines, who purchase small volumes of wines and spread the winey love all over London's food markets. What an amazing thing to do for the wine starved people of London! Go see them at Tottenham Green Market, Wapping Market and also the hugely renowned Real Food Market on the South Bank.
So it's been a suitably wonderful couple of months since the wine landed back on these shores. A marked difference to the weeks preceding, such is life. (North London is very refreshing compared to the student riddled streets of Kingston and Surbiton, plus, there's more wine bars and restaurants that want Riesling!).
The wine is being well received much to the delight of Birds, whose experience bottling nearly caused a coronary, and the future is looking pretty solid as they focus on getting the wine into people and places, whilst also working on the next project. It's all lined up to head to the Croatian peninsular of Istria (Eeeep!). More deets to follow once things are finalised, of course...
Meanwhile, head to the aforementioned London venues to slurp some of the new Riesling and if you can't be arsed to schlep it across town, then more fool you. But you can still email us so we can bring you some.