New independent London wine bar champions women in wine

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Lady of the Grapes wine bar, restaurant and shop is opening in the heart of London’s Covent Garden next month and will showcase wines made predominately by female winemakers.

Owner Carole Bryon believes women are still hugely under represented in the wine industry.

Carole said: “When I first started in the industry I realised there were not a lot of women so I want to support all women in wine from the vineyard to the shop.

“I want to champion women in the wine trade and make them more visible through our wine list, because it’s not just men who make wine.”

Lady of the Grapes will have 29 covers and a wine list featuring 80 wines, 15 of which will be available by the glass and all of which will be organic, biodynamic or natural.

Carole adds: “It’s important to offer transparency with what is in wine. As there are no ingredients listed on the back of the bottle, like with other edible products, I think certification is important. Customers can rely on this and we all know organic, biodynamic and natural wines are healthier for the people drinking it and for the producer making it.”

The organic food menu has been designed around the wine by chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey, owner of the Soho-based Catalan restaurant Rambla and cheese and wine restaurant Sibarita in Covent Garden.

Lady of the Grapes will be opening in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, in mid July. The bar, restaurant and shop will be open daily from 11am.

Support is being sought for Lady of the Grapes via a Crowd Funding campaign. For further information click here.

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