Coravin launches wine bar in Mayfair, with glasses ranging from £8 to £850
The Coravin Wine and Bubbles Bar is set to open from 2 November until the end of January, a first for the wine preservation brand.
More than 50 Champagne and sparkling wines on offer by the glass, meaning the Coravin bar boasts the longest list of bubbles by the glass in the UK.
And offerings range from £8 to £850 at this new pop-up, tucked away on Lancashire Court in Mayfair. From a glass of Chateau Petrus to Spain’s iconic Vega Sicilia or classic ‘Super Tuscan’ Sassicaia, the bar’s cellar holds over 300 wines.
Chris Ladd, Coravin CEO said of the opening: “We are thrilled to be opening our first ever bricks and mortar Coravin Wine & Bubbles Bar in the exciting city of London in a few weeks.
“We look forward to showcasing how Coravin can open up the experience of wine exploration within our own venue and we’ll be serving some of the world’s best wine and Champagne, yet serving everything by the glass.
“With over 300 bottles to choose from, including the largest by the glass selection of sparkling in the UK – guests can try everything from Krug or a glass of Blanc de Blanc before moving on to a Barolo or a Bordeaux.”
The space is inspired by the classic cave à vin, with intimate table and banquette seating. Customers can also sit terrace-side on café-style tables, warmed by blankets and heaters in the cooler months.
The menu includes seasonal sharing plates and classic cheese & charcuterie platters. Cheeses like Colston Basset, Comte d’Estive, Truffle Pecorino and more come courtesy of La Fromagerie, alongside English-cured charcuterie from The Great British Charcuterie Co. There are sharing plates of Anchovies, focaccia & tomatoes, Rillettes, Burrata, Carpaccio and quality toasties of Nduja, fresh ricotta, honey & rocket.
For those wanting to hold onto some of the premium bubbles on offer, there is a Wine and Bubbles shop adjacent to the bar.
Ladd added: “Coravin is all about wine exploration, allowing people to sample more, savour more, enjoy more. Our mantra is to not be restricted by traditional measurements or inhibited by the price of the full bottle. We’ve got a superb team on board to bring our wine bar to life and guide them through our extensive wine-by-the-glass list.
“We already work with some of the best restaurants, bars and sommeliers in London, so it made sense for us to open our first pop-up experience here this season. We’ll be here through January, and then…who knows.”