This is to apologise to customer who are understandably eager to get their hands on our great-value Christmas burgundy offer. The wine is safely tucked up in London City Bond’s spanking new warehouse in Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire. But because this is our first attempt at importing wine we didn’t to begin with supply the correct paperwork. However it will shortly be being logged in and out again. So sorry for the wait!
Hoxton Beach is starting importing wine — mainly red Burgundy from the terrific 2018 vintage — direct from three growers which we will offer at unbeatable prices. Fingers crossed our first ever consignment will arrive in the UK on Thursday 4 December. Pinot Noir is the ‘heartbreak grape‘, so called because at best it makes the world’s most delicious and complex red wines but at worst is an overpaid disappointment, and perhaps for this reason most films about wine focus on the quest for great Pinot Noir. A top Burgundy isn’t cheap, but these are: nothing more than £20 and our main offering will be just £11.50 a bottle. The reason is they come from ‘wrong’ region — the area around Chablis. One of Britain’s most influential importers told me how loves the red wines of the Auxerrois such as Epineuil and Irancy, but would never bring them over for business reasons. They aren’t available in big quantities (on which a merchant can make a good profit margin) nor are they super-expensive, which again allows a margin. When they arrive in our cafés at Queens Park and HIghgate Wood we will do a public tasting. Please contact us at email@example.com to give us notice if you think you may be interested.
UPDATE — the wines are in the country and here are our unbeatable unrepeatable etc price ..
Domaine Martin, Coulanges-la-Vineuse
Bourgogne Rouge 2018 £11.50
Domaine Hérouart, Coulanges-la-Vineuse
Irancy 2018 £ 16
Irancy ‘Les Cailles’ 2018 £ 18.50
Domaine Céline Côté, Molosmes
Bourgogne rosé 2018 £ 12.75
Bourgogne aligoté, 2018, £ 13.75
Bourgogne Rouge, Cuvée Julia, 2018 £ 15
Bourgogne Rouge Épineuil, 2018, £ 16.50
Bourgogne Rouge, Cuvée Destrier (horse ploughed) £ 19.25
AND FORGET PROSECCO BUY THIS
Luis Pato, Bairrada, PortugalSparkling Maria Gomez NV £ 15.50
It is super-busy today at Parliament Hill Fields Lido andit is not likely we can keep up to speed with any online orders. But if you want to see how it works go to the PHF Lido page and click on Product Categories at the bottom of the page. More ordering will kick in soon
WE ARE OPEN EVERYWHERE — including after some doubt London Fields Lido. It’s a pity though that the seating outside our park cafes in Queens Park Highgate Wood and Parliament Hill Fields Lido will be removed or made inaccessible from today 5 November, the first day of the lock down. It may not make much epidemiological sense but them’s the rules.