In 2002 Borough Wines opened a small stall at London’s Borough Market. Today Borough Wines has seven London stores and one store in Hastings.
The range at Borough Wines is handpicked and features over two hundred wines as well as craft beers and boutique spirits. They also have a wildly popular wine and beer refill system.
A few weeks ago Hub met up with Guillaume from the Stoke Newington Church St branch to get his summer wine picks.
Guillaume wears Prado Short Sleeved Shirt from Portuguese Flannel & Void Sunglasses from Our Legacy.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have been living in the UK for the past 20 years and have worked in the catering industry, the music industry and wine industry. Outside work I sing in a couple of bands and really enjoy performing.
Guillaume wears 1940s Button Down Shirt from Our Legacy.
How did you get into the wine trade?
I first got into the wine trade in 2003 working at Borough market with Muriel (owner of Borough Wines Ltd), I then worked for Oddbins for a period of 4 years prior to working in music. I am now back to my first love: wine!
Give us your top wine picks for Summer.
Givry Valdenaire 2014 is my favourite red. It's a Pinot Noir and is best described as follows: Warm earthy nose with cherry, tea leaves and forest. Tart black cherries and good acid structure on palate. Delicious and gulpable - disappeared too quickly! Drink on its own slightly chilled or with chicken, gamey meat or fatty fish like salmon.
My fav' white has to be The Pouilly Fumé by Gitton Pere et Fils. It's a Sauvignon Blanc which is best described as: A delightful white from the Loire region combines fruit (peach) with a soft texture, good acidity and floral notes. Drink with smoked fish, salmon and haddock crayfish, oysters and other seafood, and the combination with goat cheese is a classic!
Where is your favourite place to eat/drink on Church St?
I guess The Fox and Pie has got to be my favourite place to eat on Church Street as I like my pies and really love the fact they do live music on Saturday and Sundays.