Appreciators of fine wine,
James Dawson’s innovative wine bar/shop concept Humble Grape is due to grace Fleet Street with a second site opening on 3rd May 2016.
Humble Grape directly imports handcrafted biodynamic and organic wine from small and sustainable vineyards worldwide. Working directly with winemakers and vineyard owners allows Humble Grape to not only support independent vineyards but to also showcase some of the most unique and interesting wines from around the world, without the markups that are acquired when dealing with importers, agents and distributors. A ‘humble grape’ indeed.
Following the success of the flagship Battersea opening last year, Humble Grape is set to take on a 3,600 ft2 space on St Bride’s Passage, just off Fleet Street with a more upmarket and high-end feel. Located in the former Press House Wine Bar (once a famous drinking den for journalists) tucked away on an unassuming cobbled street and hidden in the vaults of the decadent St Bride’s Church, this 200 seat wine bar will also feature a shop, events space, wine cellar, and an 18-seater private dining room.
Like Humble Grape Battersea, Fleet Street customers will be encouraged to ‘enjoy wine on their terms’ which includes being seated at the bar, attending tastings and wine-maker dinners or buying bottles to take away.
The wine list will feature over 200 wines available by the bottle to drink in or take away, and around 30 wines available by the glass or carafe. Highlights include winemaker Francois Haasbroek’s Blackwater Underdog, Chenin Blanc, MMXIV 2014, and Stellenbosch. Vecchie Terre Montefili wines from Panzano, Chianti (the very first region to completely adopt biodynamic farming), and much more.
A large mouthwatering selection of substantial wine-complimentary ‘Humble Plates’ devised by Head Chef Anna Allen will also be on offer for those who decide to sit in. Like the wine concept, the ingredients will be sourced from independent suppliers, whose produce can be traced straight back to the farm. The menu will include artisan delights such as Galician octopus with chargrilled leeks & triple cooked new potatoes, roast bone marrow with dipping soldiers, and Lamb Ribollita stew.
As Humble Grape has consistently remained in the #10 Places To Eat And Drink on TripAdvisor, there’s no doubt that the new Fleet Street branch will be nothing short of amazing.
Bookings will be available as of 1st May 2016. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in advance.
1 St. Bride’s Passage, London, EC4Y 8EJ
Love, Ms.Raé xo