Time called on artisan & vine

A well-known south London wine bar that championed English wine has closed, brought down by falling revenue and a refusal to comprise the high standards set by its charismatic Australian founder Kathryn O’Mara. A brief statement on the Battersea wine bar states baldly that the business has closed, after three-and-a-years of trading, as owner O’Mara

Called to the bar

A second series of tutored tastings where some of the best English wines are accompanied by specially matched dishes are to be held in 2012 at bar and bistro artisan & vine, Battersea. Organised jointly with British drinks champion, DrinkBritain.com, the next series of Best of English, Meet the Winemaker dinners will start in March

Double delight for artisan & vine

This year has been “an incredible year for artisan & vine in the awards stakes,” says owner Kathryn O’Mara. For the second year running, the Battersea natural and English wine bar has won the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Award for Best Small Independent Merchant. O’Mara says: “We also beat Waitrose to win the IWC Award

Last chance saloon

On Wednesday, August 24, the last of this year’s winemaker’s dinners at Battersea’s artisan & vine wine bar is being held. The four-course wine maker dinner with matched wines is being hosted by Charlie Holland, the winemaker at multi-award winning Ridgeview Wine Estate in Sussex. This is the last in a series of seven Best