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Hanging out at 28°-50° is "an education", say fans of the 'wine workshop and kitchen' group founded by Agnar Sverrisson and sommelier Xavier Rousset (of Texture fame). Although Rousset has moved on, the unwavering focus is still on getting good wine into people and getting people into good wine. Expect boutique surroundings and a year-round programme of tastings and events bolstering 30 ever-changing sips by the glass, carafe and bottle. There are some fascinating tipples here, including many prestige names from their collectors list: fancy a taster of Hungarian Syrah, or a magnum of Hirtzberger's Singerriedel Riesling Smaragd? Either will be just dandy with the house charcuterie, La Fromagerie cheeses and a daily menu of creative bistro cooking. At just £19.50 for three courses, the set lunch menu is excellent value – think salt beef with sourdough toast, sea trout with caper beurre noisette and cherry clafoutis to finish.
Wine List Of The Year Finalist
28º-50º boasts an impressive wine list. It’s a ‘two lists in one’ package, with the one-page brasserie list supplemented by some high-quality fine wines. The by-the-glass selection is astonishing, with every still wine (all 50 of ’em) available in 75ml, 125ml, or 250ml carafes. Add in the chance to drink Romanée-Conti Échézeaux 1999 by the glass thanks to the Coravin system, and it’s a truly exciting offering.
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