The Winemakers Club at Holborn Viaduct (41a Farringdon Street) in the City of London is a place to find wines from smaller, more diverse producers.
Describing itself as ‘more an informal wine pub than a bar’ the independent wine merchant and shop opened in the summer of 2014 and offers 16 wines held in a preservation system to taste for free at any time.
Wine is served by the glass and as a compliment the shop also offers plates of cheese, olives, meats and ‘whatever else has caught our fancy that week’. Events include frequent wine tastings, more at thewinemakersclub.co.uk
John Baum, one of The Winemakers Club’s stockowners and ‘wine finders’, chose to install a Meiko FV40.2G-GiO, “Simply because it was the leading machine in its field. We’ve found it very easy to use, very efficient and I like it because it is made for people in the industry and the manufacturer has not got carried away with adding lots of electronics like a ‘Welcome’ message when you switch it on.
“More seriously, we needed a machine to wash some very fine glassware, hand blown, non-lead crystal made by Zalto and we can’t afford for these glasses to shatter when washed. The Meiko machine is very gentle and it washes very well.”
Pictured, Zalto glassware and the correct choice of dishrack which provides the best wash results. The rack protects glassware and prevents them touching when washing and when being handled.
Meiko UK works with dedicated dishrack manufacturer Fries of Austria to offer a range of racks that provide improved washing results, faster drying times, less polishing and handling, resulting in fewer breakages. Meiko can construct racks to suit whatever type of glass used, no matter the height, diameter or shape.
Fries racks are quite simply, the best. Their unique open design ensures super-efficient circulation of wash and rinse waters and the ultimate in protection.
The Winemakers Club
41a Farringdon Street
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7236 2936