In London, Wine Finds Its Inner Hipster

In the current issue of the UK’s Kate Pass sums up the changes in the London wine scene that are engaging a ever-growing community of twentysomethings. While wine has historically been relegated to London’s older, upper class, new wine bars and events are bringing it back down to earth, and even into the streets.

At the pop-up Street Vin, run by Ruth Spivey—who also organized Wine Car Boot, an “event that sees independent wine merchants pitching up in car parks” to pour and sell their wines—wines are drunk in a candle-lit warehouse with “a paper plate full of smoked beef rib.”