Thursday 26th April and my work colleagues were finding the unpredictable British weather highly amusing knowing that I was scheduled to be sat outside from 4.30pm. Thankfully luck was on my side and as I left work (and the stormy skies) behind I met my friend Jen and we made our way to Another? Wine Bar.
After reviewing the initial opening of Another? last October I was feeling very privileged to be invited back to experience their new sun terrace seating area combined with Champagne tasting.
There are 3 long wooden tables with benches and 4 large barrels that have been modified into tables with chairs and sturdy parasols.
Jen and I opted for the barrel – good move – as we spent the early evening basking in the glorious sunshine, right next to the fridge of Champagne and with a clear view of the lovely surroundings and blossoming flowers.
On to the Champagne tasting; owner Sam Benjamin welcomed us and introduced us to Arthur Camut, Brand Ambassador for Palmer & Co. who took us on a journey into the fascinating world of Champagne. My favourite of the evening was Blanc de Noir – yes from a red grape and Jen’s was definitely Rose Reserve. The final glass was the exquisite Amazone de Palmer.5 delicious glasses of unique bubbles to tempt any taste bud – a real treat and a fantastic experience – one I’m sure many would gladly pay for.
A few suggestions – need blinds on the toilets now that you pass the large window on your way down to the garden area and a few outdoor heaters may help to keep guests outside late into the evening.
All in all a very relaxed evening in a wonderful surrounding – I expect this will become a firm favourite once the warmer nights finally stick around for longer than a day.