Beaujolais Nouveau 2020

November 19, 2020

Like every year on the third Thursday of November from 12pm French are celebrating the French Tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau.

Try the natural Beaujolais Nouveau from Chateau Cambon, natural wine made by Marie Lapierre.

Unfortunately this year you can't celebrate with us but you can order and try this new vintage at home with your loved ones.

Pre-order now and we will send you your bottle(s) between the 19th and the 26th of November 2020.

Have a bottle of Bordeaux for FREE

September 12, 2020

From the 13th of September to the 30th of September enjoy a FREE bottle of Chateau Peyronat 2016, Côte de Blaye.

Until the end of the month come and try our Bordeaux wine by glass and be rewarded by a delicious bottle made by Isabelle Montaut.

 

To have your free bottle, collect 8 stamps (1 stamp per glass), each time you order any glasses of G Guiraud or Chateau Peyronat. 

 

Promotion on behalf of Vins de Bordeaux.

The Rosé is the Future

August 09, 2020

ENJOY PROMOTION ON PROVENCE ROSÉ ON US AT LADY OF THE GRAPES THIS MONTH

 

To celebrate the British summer and the easing of restrictions, we will be offering diners a free glass of Arcades de Fontainebleau 2019 during the month of August. All you need is to order 3 or more plates per person from our food menu!.

 

Diners will also be in with a chance to win a case of Vins de Provence Rosé – they simply need to post photos of their Vins de Provence rosé drinking moments in Lady of the Grapes tagging @vinsdeprovenceuk and #thefutureisrosé. Winners will be announced and notified at the end of September; entrants must be 18 and over.

 

Wine Pouring Session - Voni Wines

March 15, 2020

Young couple of winemakers Niki and Vojta from Voni Wines, making natural wines in Moravia in Czech Republic, will be there on Sunday 15th of March from 3pm to sample some our their delicious natural wines. Minuscule production of spectacular wines made in acacia, old oak, and 50 litters glass demijohns.

You will be able to try:

Milerka - Muller-Thurgau.

Handpicked, foot stomped whole bunches let for maceration with juice for 4 days. Wine aged in acacia barrel for 5 months on fine lees and then extra 11 months in old oak barrel. A tiny dose of Sulfites added before bottling.

 

Veltlin - Gruner Veltliner.

Handpicked, foot stomped whole bunches let for maceration with juice for 3 days. Wine aged in earthenware vessel first 6 months, then 10 months in oak barrel. A small dose of Sulfites added before bottling. 

 

Anzwei - Blend of Andre and Zweigeltrebe grapes.

19 days on skins. Aged 10 months glass demijohn. 

 

Trrr - Blend of Gewürztraminer and Rhine Riesling.

Grapes finished fermentation on skins, slightly pressed, then aged in acacia barrel. A small dose of Sulfites added before bottling.

 

Zwei - Zweigeltrebe

Petnat 

Join us and have great Sunday afternoon with Niki & Vojta

Women’s Day Raw Wine After Party (Party is maintained)

March 08, 2020

As you may have heard, unfortunately the RAW WINE Faire have been postponed. 


However, we want to support our winemakers who are in town and I am sure all of you were really excited to drink natural wine.

 

We will still do the party and celebrate Women's day with wine from our favourite female winemakers by the glass. All the wines will be served with a complementary snack from our kitchen made to be paired with each of the wines.
Most of the wines will be served out of the magnums.

We will open an amazing selection of delicious natural wines:

 

- Divella 2016, 150cl, Franciacorta, Blanc de Blancs, Lombria, Italy - by Alessandra Divella

- Emilien 2014, 150cl, Chateau Le Puy, Cotes des Francs, Bordeaux, France - by Françoise, Jean-Pierre, Pascal and Valérie Amoreau

- Theodora 2018, 1.50L, Gut Oggau, Burgenland, Austria - by Stephanie EselböckTscheppe and Eduard Tscheppe

- Atanasius 2018, 1.50L, Gut Oggau, Burgenland, Austria - by Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe

- Cacarius Orange, 1L, Progetto Calcarius, Puglia, Italy - by Valentina Passalacqua

- Calcarius Rosso,1L, Progetto Calcarius, Puglia, Italy - by Valentina Passalacqua

- Haywire Gamay 2017, 0.75L, Okanagan Crush Pad, Canada - by Christine Coletta 

- Haywire Free Form White 2016, 0.75L, Okanagan Crush Pad, Canada - by Christine Coletta 

- L'Orange 2017,1.50L, Domaine de Courbissac, Minervois, France - by Brunhild Claux

- Les Traverses Rouge 2016, 3L, Domaine de Courbissac, Minervois, France - by Brunhild Claux

- Pinot Grigio 2018, 1.50L, Radikon, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy - by Sasa Radikon (for the parity!)

Book a table if you want to be sure to have a place.

 Valentine's Day Menu as Romantic as in Paris!

February 14, 2020

Stimulate your senses with a romantic Valentine’s Day Menu at Lady of the Grapes and let the candlelight do the rest!

 

Delicious homemade food and carefully-selected organic / biodynamic wines to match with each dishes of the Set Menu.

 

4 courses for £39 or £79 with wine pairing.

MENU

 

Canapé:

Lollipop Foie Gras 

Cocktail: Kir Royal, Cremant D'Alsace B de Becker, Raspberry liquor, Strawberry.

 

Starter:

Seared Scallops, 3 ways Cauliflower
Wine: Jurtschitsch Terrassen, 2018, Grüner veltliner, Kamptal, Austria by Stefanie Hasselbach and Alwin Jurtschitsch

 

Main:

Pigeon Squab with Grapes

Wine: St Joseph 2015, Domaine Jamet, St Joseph, Syrah, Rhone, France  by Catherine and Pascal Jamet    

 

Dessert:

Rhubarb and Ginger Tartelette or Cheese Plate

Wine: Château Filhot 2010,Sauterne, France, Bordeaux  or Malbec Dulce 2017, Domaine Jean Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina by Anne Bousquet

 

Vegetarian option on request.

 

Lady of the Grapes Valentine's Day Set Menu is priced £39 per person

or £79 per person with matching wines.

 

Charcuteries and Cheeses will be also available on this days.

 

Book by telephone 020 7836 4152 or online.

Raclette Brunch Masterclass with Nivard

January 19, 2020

Join Geoffrey Nivard at Lady of the Grapes for a delicious brunch Raclette.

Geoffrey will make you experience Raclette like in France.

Enjoy 6 melted artisan cheeses with sides and 6 organic wines chosen to match with each cheese.

How it works? it involves an electric device positioned in the middle of the table with small pans in which guest will be able to melt the cheeses selected by Nivard.

The cheese is accompanied by platters of potatoes, salad, cornichons, bread, creme fraiche, and charcuterie.

- Goat cheese > with natural Normandy cider, Dom. des Cinq Autel

- St Nectaire > with 100% orange 0%So2, 2018, Castelle d'age, Spain

- Tome de Brebis > with Riesling Becker, 2016, Alsace,France

- Morbier > with Gold 2015, Petrakopoulos Winery, Greece

- Raclette > with Pinot Noir Cotes du Jura, 2018, Dom. Chevassu-Fassenet, Jura, France

- Bleu Cheese > with Malbec Dulce 2017 Dom. Bousquet, Mendoza Argentina.

 

TASTING with NIVARD

Tasting with Nivard, are devoted to spreading knowledge and love of cheese & wine through iconic tasting experiences in London – at restaurants, in your home and (soon) in supper clubs.

Cheese and wine connoisseur Geoffrey Nivard began his mission when he moved to London from Loire Valley – one of France’s most reputable gastronomical areas – so knows a thing or two about artisan cheese & wine.​

What started as small tastings with friends in his modest Stockwell home, grew to tastings with friends of friends, and has now become the go-to experience in some of London’s most renowned restaurants.

Their story continues, but their concept is unchanged: high quality/artisan cheese & wine, sourced from around-the-world, shared with knowledge and love.

 

LADY of the GRAPES

Their team aim is to ensure each and every customer has a delightful epicurean experience while supporting female winemakers.

Lady of the Grapes can accommodate 30 guests and the carefully-curated list features 180 different wines, including 25 available by the glass

Focusing on organic, biodynamic and natural wines more than half the list features wines made by female winemakers.

They believe that complex and fascinating flavours of wine are impossible to achieve via conventional wine-making methods. Organic, biodynamic, minimal intervention viticulture ensures the consumer only tastes the grapes and terroir. All the wines on the list contain no additives, low sulfites and indigenous yeasts only.

Let the feasting begin! Let the New Year begin!

December 31, 2019

Enjoy a feast NYE set menu of 11 courses paired with amazing wines.

Amuse-Bouches:
- Confit Prunes in Red Wine, Sweet Spices Yogurt 
- Oyster with Apple Jelly


Starters :
- Homemade Foie Gras, Apple and Cider Jam
- Onion Tatin, Sour Cream 

- Scallops, Potimarron, Chestnut Sauce 


Mains :
- Salsify, Fresh Yogurt, Buckwheat lace

- Cod, Braised Endive with Orange, Champagne Sauce 

- Guinea Fowl, Purée façon Joël Robuchon, Perigueux Sauce 

Cheeses :
- Brillat Savarin Stuffed with Truffle, Beetroot Ketchup 

Desserts :
- Lemon Montblanc 

- Orangette

Feast Set Menu £89/person

with wine pairing (1 glass of Champagne + 4 wines)  £135/person

Christmas Market at Lady of the Grapes

December 15, 2019

For an afternoon browse your last Christmas gifts and Christmas menu delicacy.

Buy your wines, gift cards and charcuterie for us

 

Your cheesemonger, Geoffrey Nivard, from Paxton & Whitfield will source a selection of English and Continental cheeses from artisan cheesemakers alongside some crackers and chutney to make your perfect cheeseboard! 

 

And Ange from Green or Never will propose a range natural products, respecting the environment, people, for a sustainable future.

BEAUtiful BEAUjolais Nouveau

November 21, 2019

Beaujolais Nouveau is an institution in France. The new realise of the young wine happen every year on the third Thursday of November. It is a really serious things for french people. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m, just few weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. So it is exactly what we are going to do!

Come to try the beauty of the new vintage with us alongside other Cru Beaujolais.

Don't forgot to book for lunch, aperitif or dinner. It's going to be busy!

Bastille Day!

July 13, 2019

La Fête Nationale à la bonne franquette with berret (french hat), accordion live music and of course a lot of wines and a delicious set menu.

The set menu will be served all day long from 12pm
Accordion live music will start at 6pm 

 

SET MENU £23

set menu with wine pairing (3 glasses of 125ml) £40

Starter

Snails in Garlic and Parsley Butter

or

Cantalou Melon with Smoked Cured Ham

Main

Toulouse Sausage with Pomme Purée and Salad

Dessert

Cheese or Strawberry Tartelette


The 14th of July is really important in France. It is occasion to party and brings people together. So let's celebrate it like in France!

Don't forgot to book, it is going to be a busy day. Book online or call us on 020 7836 4152 

Nobody's Perfect Masterclass with Dawn Jones-Cooper

July 01, 2019

Discover the story behind Nobody's Perfect - Chateau Monfaucon - Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers

Try 5 wines with Dawn Jones-Cooper the winemaker.

 

She will tell you the amazing story behind her wines (so far). How she became a winemaker. How she is making such a delicious range of white wine. What is the challenge to be a winemaker in Bordeaux area. She will reply to all your questions!

The organic Bordeaux estate is also using biodynamic principles to create an environment where the grapes are grown in harmony with nature and the biosphere, allowing the terroir to express its full potential.
The same principles are applied in the winery, to deliver a naturally good result. All of her hand-crafted wines are lower in alcohol, to offer a fruit-driven wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif, at any time of the day, or at the table.

We believe that you can taste and enjoy the difference, but then again, Nobody’s Perfect.


WINES TO TASTE

- Pétillant 2016
- Muscadelle 2018
- Sauvignon Blanc 2018
- Sémillon 2015
- Chardonnay Prestige 2018

Every wine will be paired with small bites.

Events start at 7pm, please arrive early (from 6.30pm)

BUY TICKET online OR pay only £45 if you buy it over the phone or at the restaurant.

Go EXTRA-LARGE after the Raw Wine Ldn

March 10, 2019

Want to carry on the party after the Raw Wine close its doors?

We are the perfect place for it! Only 2 minutes walking distance of the London Raw Wine!

 

For our Extra Large Raw Party (Sunday 10th and Monday11th of March 2019) we will serve by glass 7 wines from magnums and 1 wine made by Christine Coletta, our special guest and owner of OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD WINERY, will be there to make you try her delicious Gamay, Haywire, from Canada! But she will be here only on Sunday night so don't miss her.

 

Wines served by glass on these 2 nights:

 

Wine by glass poured by the wine maker (only on Sunday 10th evening - And pour by the Staff on Monday)

- Haywire Gamay 2016, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, Canada

 

EXTRA LARGE by Glass Selection:

- Francs-Côtes-de-Bordeaux "Emilien" 2015, Château Le Puy, Bordeaux, France

- "Oslavje" 2011, Radikon, IGT Venezia Giulia, Italy

- Spumante Metodo Classico "Blanc de Blancs" Dosaggio Zero

Chardonnay, NV, Azienda Agricola Divella, Lombardy, Italy

- "Winifred" 2017, Gut Oggau, Weinland, Austria

- "Atanasius" 2015, Gut Oggau, Weinland, Austria

- Xi-ro 2015, Ktima Ligas, Pella, Greece

 

Don't need to buy a ticket, just walk-in and see if there are some space. But as we are a tiny place book a table on our website if you want to be sure to have a spot!

10 & 11 March 2019 | #rawwineLDN #drinknatural

International Women’s Day Celebration

March 05, 2019

WINE TASTING and TALK EVENT  

Lady of the Grapes wine bar and restaurant in Covent Garden has joined forces with Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants for an evening celebrating women in the wine industry next month.

Rebecca Palmer, Wine Buyer and Associate Director for Corney & Barrow, will be joined by Winemakers Vivien Ujvári from Barta Winery in Hungary and Wendy Outhwaite from Ambriel in Sussex.Our guests who will share their stories and journeys of working in the wine industry.

An aperitif and snacks will be followed by a tasting of six wines from Barta and Ambriel to be paired with six amuse-bouches and introduced by the winemakers during their talks.

As a QC for 22 years Wendy is used to working as a woman in a predominately man’s world as is Rebecca Palmer who has worked at long-established independent wine merchants Corney & Barrow for years.
Vivien joined Barta Cellar in July 2016, after working her way around vineyards in Napa Valley, New Zealand, Australia and Tokaji.

International Women's Day (IWD) is on Friday 8th March and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The event will take place between 6pm and 8.30pm and is priced £30 per person.
Available directly from Lady of the Grapes on 020 7836 4152 or via Eventbrite

The wine flights and matching small plates will also be available at Lady of the Grapes from 5th until 8th March. On International Women’s Day itself (Friday 8th March) a special food and wine pairing menu will be available. The menu is going to be available soon on OpenTable and Ladyofthegrapes.com

Don't go home with empty hand, all our wines are also available at retail price.

Aphrodisiac-laden Valentine's Day

February 14, 2019

Stimulate your senses with a romantic Valentine’s Day Menu filled with aphrodisiac ingredients available for couples to enjoy at Lady of the Grapes.

Oyster, langoustine, ginger, cloves, saffron, celery and dark chocolate are among the ingredients featured in the five-course menu sure to get your heart racing.

What’s more the wines carefully-selected to match with the dishes have all been lovingly made by couples too. British couple Sandra and Philip Kelton make organic and biodynamic wines in South West France and Maria and Robert Sinskey produce luxuriously elegant wines in California.

 

Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

Chocolate in itself is a sensuous food, plus it contains the chemicals anandamide and phenylethylamine, which boost serotonin levels - the feel-good hormone. Celery might not be seen as the sexiest of foods, but it contains phyto-androgens, which is similar to testosterone.

Aphrodisiac Menu is priced £60 per couple or £160 per couple with matching wines.

To book telephone 020 7836 4152.

Castell D'Age wine masterclass with producer

December 06, 2018

WINE TASTING EVENT  


A delicious range of Spanish charcuterie and cheese will be paired with the wines of Castell d’Age at this masterclass on 6th December hosted by the vineyard owner Oliva Junyent

The history of Castell d’Age, in Penedes, Catalunya, is tied to three generations of women:

grandmother, mother and daughter.

The wines on tasting will be:

Cava Anne-Marie, brut nature (40% Macabeo, 40% Xarel.lo, 20% Parellada); Cava 1988, brut

nature (100% Xarel.lo); 100% Xarel.lo - 0% So2; 100% Orange - 0%So2 (white Garnatxa);

Fragments, (Tempranillo) and 100% Syrah 0% So2.

Priced £48 per person.
Only 12 tickets available.

TINISSIMA! Tasting Stories

November 27, 2018

WINE TASTING EVENT  

Epicurean event inspired by the art and life of TINA MODOTTI

Remarkable model, actress, photographer, and political activist, her captivating photographs and eye for planes, lines, shapes, and structures have given her international recognition among the early 20th-century artists who shaped the Modern Pictorial movement

8 wines to tast:
1 sparkling, 2 whites, 2 reds, 2 oranges, 1 fortified (mainly sourced from female winemakers all of them natural, organic or biodynamic)

8 courses:

designed to match the wine selection and linked to Tina Modotti’s story

 

The GASTROENOLOGICAL ENTERTAINMENT will be supported by AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS & STORYTELLING

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU

November 15, 2018

To celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau 2018 we will be offering Chateau Cambon, made by
winemaker Marie Lapierre, by glass for £7.50. Wines from the region will be paired with a
delicious selection of food specialties from Lyon and Beaujolais.
Beaujolais available by the glass, carafe and bottle will include Beaujolais Blanc, Domaine de
la Couvette; Beaujolais village from Anthony Thevernet and Fleurie, O Bella Ciao from Julie
Balagny available by the bottle only.
Visit us between 15 th and 18 th November 5pm until 12.30pm. 

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