SquareMeal Review of
Humble Grape Liverpool Street
This far-from-humble mini-chain has taken London’s wine lovers by storm: its owner specialises in sourcing biodynamic and largely organic wines from small, family-owned estates for trying and buying in the tasting room or enjoying alongside the dishes on their wine-friendly small-plates menu in the casual dining space. Each wine comes with a cracking back-story, which the venues’ friendly, informed staff are only too happy to tell you about – and because the more than 400 bottles in Humble Grape’s collection are imported directly, they offer impressive value for money. Take a seat in the convivial, rustic interiors, with its muted colour schemes and recycled fittings, and get to grips with the vintages on the regularly changing by-the-glass/carafe list: entry-level pours are accessibly priced, with jokey tasting notes that won’t intimidate, while the top-tier offerings and off-the-shelf wines deliver some stellar surprises to connoisseurs.