Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Rome… Nearly every wine aficionado would count these cities among the top wine destinations in the world.
But London… ah, yes, London!
There is no metropolis in the world like it and in the minds of wine connoisseurs, it is the world’s greatest wine city.
Historically, French wine has been the great passion of Londoners. In the 19th-century, their insatiable thirst for Bordeaux — known as “claret” at the time — is legendary.
Today, in the wake of the explosion of high-end and high-concept Italian dining there in the 1990s, Italian wines are all the rage.
Franciacorta is represented this week during London Wine Wine (May 18-24) with the Franciacorta Consortium’s Pop Up Wine Bar at the swank 1901 Restaurant and Bar on Liverpool Street in the heart of the city.
The event runs daily through Sunday and features £5 wine flights and specially paired £5 antipasti menus (for wristband holders).