BOTTLES is the new Italian wine bar which recently opened in London, Italian food & wine aficionados Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano have teamed up with pop-up restaurant concept, SOOD Family. BOTTLES will combine Italian warmth with London edge, creating a relaxed and buzzy space that’s wholly dedicated to the enjoyment of food and wine.
Mancini and Marano, owners of Bottles & Battles since 2016, brought something entirely new to the city’s wine scene. With this new project, the pair are looking to share their passion by creating a friendly and unpretentious environment that’s all about discovering new wines, exploring personal tastes and revisiting new favourites.
The focus at BOTTLES will be on quality wines made by independent producers and small farms, showcasing regional and indigenous varieties and often exploring forgotten grapes. The collection is both a reflection of Franco and Daniele’s diverse tastes and styles, and the result of careful handpicking by the knowledgeable team of BOTTLES sommeliers.
While distinctly Italian, the wine list at BOTTLES will also have international flair, and a small but strong selection of fine wines will be integrated into the overall impressive offering of around 180 labels to appease even the ultimate oenophile.
With every member of waiting staff a sommelier in their own right, the expert team at BOTTLES will be able to personally advise guests, enthusing and educating on the many regional varieties on offer and suggesting the most suitable food matching.
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