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

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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).

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