SquareMeal Review of
Humble Grape Islington
Like its siblings in Battersea and Fleet Street, the Islington branch of Humble Grape is a real treat for London wine-lovers. This vinous mini-chain specialises in sourcing sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines from small, family-owned estates – and because they’re imported directly, you’ll find cracking value for money. Friendly, informed staff are happy to make recommendations, with a regularly changing selection of 30 wines by the glass. Match them with seasonal small plates, more substantial steaks and meaty mains or top-notch cheeses and charcuterie. Crispy chorizo croquettas fizzed with a South African Cap Classique sparkler; while a summery dish of hake and samphire, lifted by fresh mint, paired perfectly with a bone-dry Provence rosé. If you aren't a wine nerd, jokey tasting notes help bring the bottles to life. And the best bit? All the bottles are available to take home from the wine shop.
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