Where To go Now: Bottles & amp; Battles

Located in a little pocket of Italy known as Mercato Metropolitano, Bottles & Battles is an Italian wine bar in the heart of Southwark.

Established in 2016 by Italian food & wine aficionados Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano. The duo recently launched BOTTLES in July 2018. This cozy bar offers a range of wines spanning all of Italy’s regions and beyond, as well as serving delicious traditional Italian small plates.

Examples from the wine list include:

Whites:

  • Malvazia Venezia Giulia Skerk IGT 2014 – Friuli, Italy
  • Manzoni Bianco Dolomiti Maso Fruli IGT 2015 – Trentino, Italy
  • Fiano Don Chisciotte Zampaglione IGT 2016 – Campania, Italy
  • Riesling Trocken ‘Kalkmergel’ Weingut Knipser 2013 – Pfalz, Germany
  • Vermentino Lunadu` Du Isola Del Nuraghi 2014 – Sardinia, Italy
  • Bourgogne Blanc ‘Les Setilles’ Oliver Leflaive 2015 – Bourgogne, France
  • Keknyelu Szeremley Badacsony 2006 – Hungary

Reds:

  • Valtellina Superiore Costa Bassa Sandro Fay 2015 – Lombardy, Italy
  • Barbera D`alba Casina Della Rose DOC 2013 – Piedmont, Italy
  • ‘Esegesi’ Vallagarina Eugenio Rosi 2013 – Trentino, Italy
  • Amarone Della Valpolicella Ca’Coato Antolini DOCG – Piedmont, Italy
  • Scire`Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2017 – Tuscany, Italy
  • Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG – Tuscany, Italy
  • Etna Rosso ‘Puritani’ Cantine Valenti DOC 2012 – Sicily, Italy
  • Sirkel Pinotage 2016 – Paarl. South Africa

The venue, beautifully lit with Italian rusticity, features a large communal table as well as a cozy snug area encouraging all kinds of groups. From large parties enjoying bottles and sharing dishes, to couples looking for a more intimate meal. For those wishing to dine in, Bottles & Battles offers a selection of regularly changing small plates as well as delicious charcuterie boards and Italian classics.

Examples from the food menu include:

    • Aubergine parmigiana (£7)
    • Tuscan prosciutto with burrata and carasau bread (£11.50)
    •  Parpardelle with sausage ragu (£9.50)

With regular wine tasting events on offer as well, Bottles & Battles is the perfect place for those wanting to hone their knowledge of different grape varieties. The bar’s in-house sommeliers will guide guests of all levels through a range of hand-selected wines.

With a strong list of wines focused on small producers forgotten grapes, organic and natural winemaking styles, Bottles & Battles’ tastings events will give guests a chance to try something new.

Location:

Bottles & Battles

Mercato Metropolitano

42 Newington Causeway

London

SE1 6DR

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