Have you ever had the urge for a sip of wine but have to let go because 125ml, 175ml, and 250ml glasses seem too much? Well, if you live in London, you have a reason to rejoice as a wine stewardess has successfully convinced “ministers to scrap “crazy” laws that barred bars and restaurants from selling it “by the sip.” After five long years, Selfridges’ Dawn Davies won her battles after being barred from offering top vintages in small portions of 25ml at the store’s Wonder Bar. With the help of the co-founder of The Sampler, Jamie Hutchinson, she launched a campaign to amend the laws. What’s more, is that the sip, which is one-fifth a “small” glass of wine, is back at Selfridges, starting a £1 ($1.5) a shot. The “sips list” at Selfridges’ Wonder Bar features Chablis 1er Cru, Vaillons, Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils at £1.75 ($2.70); and a Réserve de Comtesse from Pauillac at £2.75 ($4.20). Expect more vintage stuff to be added to the list in the weeks to come.
[This is London]