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Recent discovery: the boho Pall Mall Wines tucked away down the Royal Opera Arcade off London’s Pall Mall, which opened last year. Essentially a wine merchant, the space is scattered with barrels around which you can sit to try wines by the glass from an exceptional list both in terms of breadth and price. There’s cheese and charcuterie to soak up the booze. Just don’t tell everyone about it!
– JAY RAYNER THE OBSERVER
Pall Mall Fine Wine Shop & Bar
is situated in an elegant store nestled in the historic Royal Opera Arcade just a grape’s throw away from Trafalgar Square in the heart of London.
The arcade was designed by John Nash and opened in 1818, and is now the oldest extant shopping arcade in the world.
With the single exception of the Theatre Royal, the area adjacent to the arcade has been in continuous use for theatrical entertainment for longer than any other place in London. Indeed it was next door on the site of Her Majesty’s Theatre, that in 1711 the composer Handel produced his first opera in England, Rinaldo. So if you listen carefully you may just hear from 300-years-ago Nicolo Grimaldi’s sensuous castrato voice reverberating around the arcade. Thus, it is not difficult to connect the joys of music and the theatre with the pleasures of wine. It is beyond doubt that those three sensualists dance arm-in-arm down our fine arcade.
Here at Pall Mall Fine Wine we pride ourselves on hosting an eclectic range of wines and spirits both from established and lesser-known regions, all of which are selected by our staff for their quality. We take pride in our knowledge and passion for the world of wine, marvelling at the craft, stimulated by its long history, and delighted by its powerful sensual qualities of sight, smell, and taste. To take a delicate Chambolle-Musigny, for example, and to draw in the ethereal bouquet is a pleasure which ranks alongside standing before a great master’s painting.
With our partners Monopole Wine who are based in the shop we offer case service (we sell by cases), In Bond storage service (we can store your wine bought through us or not in bonded warehouses under your name, with national and international delivery), fine wine investment advisory, cellar valuation, management, optimisation, fine wine buying (we buy back your cases of wine) and sommeliers services (we can recommend wines for special events, organise wine tastings in your home or in luxury venues) www.monopolewinepm.com
Our service is informal, respectful, and focused on ensuring that you leave our shop and bar feeling happy to have visited us. Whether we can assist you by having a friendly chat about wine or by helping you to find the perfect drink for a splendid dinner, it’s our pleasure to engage with you. We invite you to peruse our website, and, better yet, to come and visit us at our store in this great part of London. We look forward to meeting you.
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