London Battle of the Bottles
Italian wine bar Super Tuscan, in the London neighborhood of Spitalfields, is hosting a monthly Battle of the Bottles starting Sept. 25. The wine taste-off lets patrons try four Italian Super Tuscan wines from the establishment’s wine list, chosen by owner Nick Grossi, against four Italian challengers chosen by Tom Harrow of WineChap.
The wines that win approval from the crowd get to stay on the restaurant's wine list while those that don’t make the cut are taken off. New challengers are added to each month’s showdown.
Opened in February, Super Tuscan features hearty Italian fare prepared by husband-and-wife team Maurizio Sgroi and Rita Pisticello, originally from Sicily. The wine bar is named for the wnes that grew out of a movement in Tuscany in the 1970s in which wine producers broke with traditional classification regulations, using grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, thus losing the ability to label their wines as Chianti or other traditional types — but producing extraordinary wines in the process.
Tickets to Battle of the Bottles are £49 and include the wine tasting and food. Guests who attend the event can enter a drawing to win a bottle of the highest scoring wine from the tasting to enjoy the next time they dine at Super Tuscan. Future Battles of the Bottles are on Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.