Industry trio to open wine and cocktail bar 68 and Boston in Soho

Gaëlle Laforest

27 August 2015

There's a new wine and cocktail destination headed for London's Soho, courtesy of three leading London drinks figures.

Luca Cordiglieri
Luca Cordiglieri

Called 68 and Boston, it's the brainchild of Eric Yu of The Breakfast Group, which includes Opium and The Social; Martin Malley, who owns wine merchant, bar and restaurant group Planet of the Grapes; and ex-China Tang at The Dorchester Luca Cordiglieri, who's also president of the UK Bartenders’ Guild.

The wine bar is called 68 because there are 67 wine producing nations in the world. Yu explained: 'We want to encourage people to choose their wines adventurously and try regions and grape varieties that are unfamiliar to them, and so 68 will stretch their horizons that bit further.' The list will include a variety of bottles, all priced £20.

Upstairs, Boston will be a 'a loungy, late night destination with an authentic cocktail bar ambience', Yu added, with prices starting at £10.

There will also be a food offering courtesy of a nearby restaurant that's not been confirmed yet.

The venue is due to open at 5 Greek Street at the end of September, and if it sounds like your kinda place, it's also looking for staff — contact 68 and Boston for details.

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