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Across the courtyard from its larger sibling Camino, this boxy bodega is so persuasively styled, you’d swear you’d landed in Cádiz not King’s Cross. Elegant sherries are the thing here, and Pepito has helped overturn the common perception that this fortified wine is only fit only for vicars and maiden aunts. If you don’t know your Manzanilla from your Moscatel, Jerez’s finest come in flights of three and as part of a ‘road trip’ – an eight-dish tapas menu with suitable pairings: try wafer-thin hams off the bone with a dry Oloroso Alfonso or blue cheese croquetas alongside a Palo Cortado Apostoles. Friendly staff ensure you won’t go wrong, but if you want to go it alone, the menu's failsafe advice runs thus: ‘If it swims, drink Fino. If it flies, drink Amontillado. If it walks or runs, drink Oloroso.’ Gutsy Iberian wines too.

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  1. Published : Friday, 6 June 2014

    Scrummy Suppers & Quirky Cakes :: Bar Pepito

    It's London Wine Week! The inaugural LWW celebrating all things wine, with three central wine hubs where you can collect your wristbands (thank you Fabric!). Armed with these, and a handy guide, you can mull around the hubs, sample wine flights (tasters of three or more wines) or premium wines for £5, or attend any of the events going on in over 120 venues all around the capital.

    It runs from 2-8 June, and on Wednesday evening I popped into the Riedel Hub in Kingly Court to collect my wristbands, and have a browse around. Next I headed to King's Cross to meet my sherry- and wine-loving friend, and we popped into Bar Pepito in Varnisher's Yard, just off Pentonville Road. Right across the courtyard from Camino, we nabbed a barrel to sit at, and ordered a sherry flight for £5 (Five Pounds!)...
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