Wine: Because adults deserve a treasure hunt too.

Wine and chocolate pairings and The Laundry’s LAST overnighter experience.

Welcome back to a new blog! Somehow we’re halfway through March and one step closer to being back at our wine bar and shop at Pop Brixton IN PERSON. Who’s swinging by for a bottle? We can’t wait to see you! Here’s a cheeky countdown and an outline on the rules (just in case you’re as confused as we are)

In the meantime, it’s business as usual for us here at SC HQ. We’re continuing to sling New World Wines across the country, with no minimum order and free delivery for our local crew! In this blog we are chatting all things EASTER: Chocolate, Wine Pairings, and The Laundry’s last overnighter boxes. Have a scroll to read what we’re drinking this month and some secret deals that you just can’t refuse.

Even though Easter is celebrated on the 4th of April, we’re already being bombarded with chocolate eggs left right and CENTRE at the supermarkets.

It’s quite hard to resist a cheeky Mini Egg here and Creme Egg there, so our cupboards are looking pretty stocked up.

But what about our treasure hunt? Don’t we deserve a little excitement to wake us up on Easter morning?

Goodness knows we need an escape route for when too much sugar has been consumed.

That’s why we’ve decided to give you 20% off our favourite wines that can be paired PERFECTLY with chocolate. Trust us on this one, we’ve tried and tested them ALL. Below you will see our favourite New World wines and the chocolate that we think matches their flavour… go on, dive into the temptation.

Lindt Excellence Dark Sea Salt Chocolate Bar and Neudorf Tom’s Block Pinot Noir 2017:

Was £27.00 Now £21.60

The nose has a deep and dark winter stone fruit note. The palate is a woven series of dark plum and cloves. Nelson pinot celebrates an underlying umami or savoury note and this is no exception. Nothing is out of balance in this bottle… there is ripe fruit, savoury notes, a little spice and a lot of moreish.

Why this chocolate? Dark or bittersweet chocolates, with higher cacao content call for a wine that offers a fuller body, robust aromas and intense flavour sketches with bold fruit and perhaps its own smidge of indigenous chocolatey nuances.

Milky Bar White Chocolate and Jansz Cuvée NV:

Was £19.90 Now £15.92

Sweet honeydew, lemon zest & toasted almonds are immediately apparent on the nose. Nuanced with strawberry notes, this Sparkling wine opens up to opulent fruit flavours, and a welcoming creamy mouthfeel finishing with a crisp note.

Why this chocolate?  Since its dominant flavours are cream and butter, white chocolate pairs well with light or playful wines. It’s fun to start things off with a bubbly, such as Jansz Cuvée, which highlights the creaminess in white chocolate.

Cadbury’s Milk Chocolate Easter Egg and Gabriëlskloof Cabernet Franc 2017:

It would be rude not to put one chocolate egg in there.

Was £37.50 Now £30.00

Matured in 500-litre barrels for 16 months, 40% new, the wine is unmistakably Cabernet Franc, with notes of crushed leaves, violets, earth and sweet spice leading into an elegant, refined palate of succulent, red fruits and lively acidity. Grippy and fresh, tight and savoury, the fine tannins combine with just enough grip to balance the concentrated red fruit.

Why this chocolate?  If the darker Cab Sauv pairs with dark chocolate, then it’s only fitting that Cabernet Franc, its lighter counterpart, pairs with milk chocolate. This red is a bit more approachable — and since milk chocolate is arguably the most approachable form of this sweet, this is a perfect pairing!

Last chance to feast with The Laundry’s Overnighter Box!

Our cool sister – The Laundry Brixton – launched their overnighter boxes back in February, with the aim to provide the joy of dining in a restaurant, from the comfort of your own home. And BOY do you love them! I know Mel and Sami have loved seeing all of your feedback and kind words pre, during and post devouring the ENTIRE contents of each delivery.

BUT. In order to fully prepare ourselves for re-opening on the 12th of April (and give these extremely hard working women a well deserved break), they have launched their final overnighter experience. See below for the kickass menu (I’m drooling through the screen as I write this), and place your order now, ready for collection this Friday.

PRE ORDER by Wednesday 17th March, 9pm

F R I D A Y

Apéritif: The Laundry Spring Punch
Starter: Smoked salmon Pâté, croûtes
Freshly baked baguette served with salted butter 
Main: Beef cheek ragu, pappardelle
Sides: Radicchio, fennel, orange || Purple sprouting, almond dressing 
Dessert: Tiramisu


W I N E
Your choice between;
New Press Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2019
A fresh and delicious example of pure New Zealand Sauvignon. A stunning palate of pure citrus, refined minerality and a bright finish.
Or
New Press Rosé, Pinot Noir, Marlborough
Dry and crisp with an abundance of red summer fruits. Fuelled by wild strawberries and delicate florals playfully sitting amongst a bright, crunchy, acid line and a spicy length.

S A T U R D A Y (just add coffee)
Apéritif: Bloody Mary, Laundry-styles
Breakfast: Your choice between Croque Madame or Croque Royale

V E G A N   F R I D A Y
Apéritif: The Laundry Spring Punch
Starter:  Smokey bean pâté, croûtes
Freshly baked baguette served with olive oil
Main: Mushroom lentil ragu, pappardelle
Sides: Radicchio, fennel, orange || Purple sprouting, almond dressing
Dessert: Tiramisu

W I  N E
Your choice between;
New Press Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2019
A fresh and delicious example of pure New Zealand Sauvignon. A stunning palate of pure citrus, refined minerality and a bright finish.
Or
New Press Rosé, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2019
Dry and crisp with an abundance of red summer fruits. Fuelled by wild strawberries and delicate florals playfully sitting amongst a bright, crunchy, acid line and a spicy length.

V E G A N  S A T U R D A Y (just add coffee)
Apéritif: Bloody Mary, Laundry-styles
Breakfast:  Mexican beans, avocado, sourdough.

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