Fine Art/Fine Wine

The launch of Gavin Turk’s new prints at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand was the place to be for those of us who appreciate a bit of fine art with our fine wine. His neon Door prints have been produced in collaboration with Galerie Simpson, and went down a storm with the suitably arty crowd – among them Turk … Continue reading

A Touch of Treacle

‘In times of austerity a little bit of what you fancy is very important’, says Bux Bailey, owner of the fabulous Treacle ( in the East End’s famous Columbia Road. And who are we to argue? Treacle is now stocking our wines – either to take out or drink in. The quirky boutique and champion … Continue reading

NEWS FLASH: Barrels found in Wales

Not only are the good folks of London blessed with delicious wine in a refillable glass bottle. Our lovely Welsh neighbours too get to enjoy this treat. Happy Days!  

NEWS FLASH: Barrels found in SW18

We are very proud to announce that are barrels are now found at the Earlsfield Deli on Garrett Lane. Obviously the folks in South West London are a cultured lot, and this new addition will only add to the amazing options they have down there. Lucky them!

Turkey? I have other ways to be thankful

First of all, thank you to all our American customers for coming over to the UK and sharing their custom with us. We have a few of you that I know by face and others as well by name, and I can say, for the record, that you are all a lovely bunch. But I … Continue reading

Hubbub launches in East London

On the subject of supermarkets, the justification of ‘convenience’ pops up a lot. Everything is just there, you don’t have to drive to shop to shop or worse, drag shopping to shop to shop.. And if you work, then most of the smaller retailers are closed by the time you want or need something for … Continue reading

Neighbourhood Profile: Violets Cakes

    The site where Violets lie was a grey and lifeless block on a quiet street in East London all but a year ago.. And then something quite fabulous happened. Violets started in 2005, by Claire Ptak. Originally from California, Claire began selling her cupcakes at Broadway Market and in the spring of 2010 … Continue reading

Neighbourhood Profile: E5 Bakehouse

It feels like the neighbourhood just gets better and better with each day, and this week an example of this bettering goes to the great E5 Bakehouse. I completely missed the upgrade that they have made to the much larger site 8 doors down from the original.. I must of been sleeping. But what a great improvement … Continue reading