New Italian wine bar – Bottles in Spitalfields

Aug 21, 18 New Italian wine bar – Bottles in Spitalfields

Spitalfields is now the home of new wine bar, Bottles. A joint venture by Italian food and wine experts, Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, Bottles aims to showcase small Italian wine producers, indigenous varieties, and forgotten grapes.

Bottles occupies the old Vagabond space in Spitalfields Market, facing Brushfield St on one side. On the other side, there is a nice little terrace that opens onto the market and inside the venue there are two very cozy floors. The ground floor has a long sharing table just right for a convivial evening with friends.

I was quite impressed with the wine list. Loads of interesting wines along with some old favourites. The wine skews heavily to Italian, naturally, but there are also a nice little selection of European wines and a few New World wines as well.

Here is a snapshot of some of the wines available:

Reds:
• Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Terre di Gnirega docg 2012 – Veneto • Syrah Guarini Coccinella Aldo Viola IGT 2015 – Sicily Italy • Nebbiolo Langhe Ferdinando Principiano Le Coste DOC 2016 – Piemont Italy (1 hectare vineyard 100% biodynamic) • “Poiema” Marzemino Eugenio Rosi IGT 2013 – Trentino Italy • Vatellina Superiore Costa Bassa Sandro Fay 2013 – Lombardy • Gattorosso Azienda Agricola Sagona igt 2016 – Toscany • Chenas Philippe Pacalet 2015 – Beaujolais France • Moristel Tinto Bodega Pirineos Principio 2016 – Pyrenees Spain
White:
• Garganega Saro` Cristiana Maggiolaro igt 2016 – Veneto • Tenute Dettori Renosu Bianco Vermentino 2016 – Sardinia • Fiano Don Chisciotte Zampaglione igt 2015 – Campania • Carlaz Prima Terra igt 2012 – Liguria • Ottavio Rube Vino Bianco 2016 – Piedmont • Riesling Trocken Kalkmergel Weingut Knipser 2013 – Pfalz Germany • Keknyelu Szeremley Badacsony 2006 – Hungary

They also serve food in a partnership with SOOD Kitchen which is a partnership between Michele Pompili (Chiltern Firehouse), Carlo Deho’ and Portuguese native Nadine Martins Verissimo (Taberna do Mercado) after a year-long residency at Kitchens of Old Spitalfields Market.

peppers and olives

The menu features simple but delicious food combinations. each dish is authentically Italian. The venue also has a cheese and charcuterie display and a vintage freestanding vintage flywheel slicer.

vintage flywheel slicer

tortellini with mascarpone

We visited on a Wednesday evening. The venue is nice and cool but there is also an outdoor terrace which opens onto the market.

Our sommelier was very informative and he happily paired the wines for us. We had 2 pasta dishes. The first was a light tortellini in seaweed broth with clams and the other was a Puttanesca. Despite being pasta, both dishes were very light and we left feeling satisfied but not bursting at the seams.

Bottles is a lovely little spot to sit with friends and share a bottle or two of wine, as well as having a nice bit of nosh to go with it.

Bottles is located at 67 Brushfield St. Old Spitalfields Market. I was invited to review Bottles and all opinions are my own.

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