SquareMeal Review of
The Wine Parlour at Chix & Buck
Wine merchants Chix & Buck is a magnet for those who prefer white Burgundy to White Lightning – or any other sub-£5 fix favoured by less discerning SW9 drinkers. Their jolly, compact, corner store doubles as a bar most days, and it gets packed at the weekend. Thanks to an Enomatic preservation system, at least 18 high-quality wines are always available by the glass and 500ml pichet – or you can pick a bottle from the shelf and enjoy it in the suntrap courtyard at retail price plus a £10 corkage fee. Delicious 2012 Grüner Veltliner tastes of lemon verbena, gooseberries, lime, pepper and pine, and there’s plenty to amuse fans of fizz and sherry too. Ale buffs can sup St. Reatham beer from the local Inkspot Brewery, while cheese and charcuterie boards plus bookable tutored sessions in the tasting room are enticing extras.