New Wine Bar Set To Open In Chiswick

Vinoteca set for business in Devonshire Road next week


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Devonshire Road's new wine bar, Vinoteca, is to open next week on October 7th following the refurbishment of the former Oriental Brasserie restaurant.

A spokesman for Vinoteca has confirmed that the wine company is almost ready and said they are looking forward to opening their fifty-seat venue. The company is the creation of Brett Woonton, Charlie Young and Elena Ares.

A Vinoteca branch in London

Vinoteca opened its first premises in Farringdon in September 2005 and also has branches in Marylebone and Soho. It says it draws inspiration from the wine bars of Spain and Italy which also function as wine shops.


A typical Vinoteca interior

Harden's Restaurant Survey has praised its "eclectic" wine list which it describes as well priced and its "very decent cooking".

While the restaurant is wine-led, with a list of 25-wines available by the glass, each location has in common, bread baked on the premises, cured meats imported from Spain and a bavette steak dish. The list of 300 wines is updated twice a year.

Another feature is the Vinoteca range of Bag-in-Box wines. The company imports a range of wines directly from the producer which are transported in 10-litre boxes to keep them fresh and then bottled in refillable bottles on site to be drunk in the bar or taken away. Similarly they also offer a Prosecco 'on tap' from vineyards in Valdobbiadene and Conegliano .

Since introducing the system in 2010 they estimate they have saved the use of two tonnes of glass.

September 27, 2013

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