Super User

Super User

 Long considered a positive, even healthy drink, the image of wine  is suffering a major reversal due to numerous media scare stories. As the UK goverment proposes laws to restrict the sale and marketing of alcohol, Don Ryan looks back at recent events and highlights the negative role of The Portman Group, (founded and financed by the major drinks companies) and its appendage The Drinkaware Trust.


Two Competing Natural Wine Fairs in one day was strange. Don Ryan attended both and discovered beneath the surface of what appeared to be very similar events lurked important, even fundamental differences.

 A Sort of Book Review,

Saturday, 18 May 2013 14:20

Earth Natural Food Shop

As well as a small but very well chosen selection of organic, biodynamic and natural wines and beers, this food shop is full of organic, vegetarian wholefoods and ecological household goods.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:15

28-50, Wine Workshop & Kitchen

The bar serves French Bistro style food and charcuterie, with a daily changing menu and offers more than 30 wines  by the glass, carafe and bottle at exceptional prices.

Monday, 29 April 2013 17:11

Vivat Bacchus (Farringdon)

There are more than 18,000 bottles in the five cellars, with a strong accent on fine South African wines from some of the Cape’s top winemakers.

Monday, 29 April 2013 17:10

Vinoteca, Seymour Place

The aim is to create a convivial atmosphere in which to serve high quality, characterful wines and simple yet imaginative food created from fresh, seasonal produce.

Monday, 29 April 2013 17:09

Vinoteca, Farringdon

Choose from a list of around 20 different wines by the glass which changes on a weekly basis, and covers a wide range of styles. They also offer food matches to the wines by the glass.

Monday, 29 April 2013 17:08

The Hide Bar

With help from the nearby Wine & Spirit Education Trust who helped them put together what they think is a great value, pretty diverse and interesting selection of wines.