Food & Drink Thursday, April 14th Words by: Catherine Yarwood, pictures by: Catherine Yarwood

Wine on tap: new independent bottle shop opens in Hereford

Food & Drink Thursday, April 14th

Wine on tap: new independent bottle shop opens in Hereford

Noble and Wild, Hereford’s newest independent wine shop will be opening its doors tomorrow (Saturday, April 16), adding to the eclectic mix of cafés and shops on The Mews, St Owen Street.

Featuring a range of wines, craft beers and spirits, there is also plenty of space to sit and enjoy a glass with a selection of cheese, charcuterie and bread.

Wine is available by the glass, or you can purchase a bottle and drink in for a small corkage charge.

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It's also available on tap with prices starting at £6 per bottle, and you can purchase a reusable glass bottle to fill up and take away (or drink in).

Don’t fancy a whole bottle? You can try the intriguing enomatic machine. A number of different wines will be available to sample; by topping up a Noble and Wild card and slotting it into the machine to taste the wines. It’s a fun and easy way to try something new.

Noble and Wild is an initiative from Herefordshire local Seonaid Brennan, who trained as a chef at Leiths in London and worked as a wine merchant before moving back to the shire in 2014.

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The company has been a year in the making with help from Theo Bulmer (yes, that Bulmer) who is the brains behind King Offa Cider.

“All of our wines come from small producers, nothing mass market," said Seonaid. "They all have a story behind them. Many are organic, biodynamic, or just working in a sustainable way. I'd been interested in the property since May last year and just knew it would make the perfect wine shop and here we are.”

Noble and Wild opens Saturday, April 16 at 11am. The usual opening hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 7pm and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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