Glug is a little wine boutique tucked into Upper Richmond Road, near Putney cross. A recent discovery for me, Glug is onto a winner with its selection of artisan cheeses from La Fromagerie, beers and spirits as well wine, with a popup bar on Fridays and Saturdays. What’s not to like?!
On the wine front, Glug is filled with some of my favourite producers such as Ktima Gerovassiliou in Greece, Dona Paula in Argentina and a good range from Ken Forrester of South Africa.
If you’ve not tried Lebanese wine, make it your resolution to pick up a bottle ASAP! You might have seen one of the most famous producers, Chateau Musar, in the supermarket or at Majestic. Red wines from Lebanon often include some of the classic Bordeaux and/or Rhone grapes and this rosé is a blend of the latter. It’s fuller bodied than usual for a rosé and feels quite rich, almost syrupy, on the palate, quite possibly because the acidity is not in your face like often is the way with its Provencal peers. The fruit is ripe and peachy; juicy watermelon, pink grapefruit and quite possibly pomegranates but that could be because I’m associating it with the Middle East! I also got a slight savoury, minerally finish.
At a glance
- Style? Rosé
- Where is it from? Lebanon – Bekaa Valley
- What’s the grape? Syrah and Cinsault
- Tastes of? Watermelons and nectarines
- What food would complement it? Supergrain salad with smoky hummus