16 IN VINO, VERITAS
A vogue for chemical-free wine is sweeping the capital. Free from commercial yeast, fermenting enzymes or colour additives, it’s just the grape in your glass, which means fewer toxins and a clear(er) head the following morning. Here are four top spots for
Nape Opened in Camberwell by British charcuterie distributor Cannon & Cannon, this is the place to find apricot-coloured ‘Belle Naturelle’ – a natural ‘orange’ wine from Austria made by crushing white grapes with the skins left on (napelondon.com). The Hive Located on Bethnal Green’s Vyner Street, this café/ shop allows you to ‘try before you buy’ their ever-changing list of biodynamic wines – stop and enjoy them with plates of artichoke hearts and activated almonds (thehivewellbeing.com). P. Franco This new wine shop and bar in Clapton Ponds sells wines in a cosy, converted oriental cash & carry. The bottles’ graphic labels are as appealing as the contents (pfranco.co.uk). Sager + Wilde Know the inventive east London restaurant? Its wine bar – one of the first to blow the trumpet for biodynamic wines – has a cherry-picked selection (sagerandwilde.com).