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235 Northdown Road
Margate, England, CT9 2PJ
United Kingdom

07956952325

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What's on?

Aleksandar Taralezhkov kitchen take-over
Sep
18
to Oct 12

Aleksandar Taralezhkov kitchen take-over

From September 18th onwards Aleksandar will be joining us at Urchin Wines!

Aleks's menu is a modern take on Bulgarian and Balkan home cooking. Staple dishes such as the dolma rolls(pictured), stuffed mussels and filo pies are elevated through global influences.

A thoughtful expression of Eastern European food in today's Britain - think kimchi cabbage rolls and cured egg yolk spanakopita.

all bookings via info@urchinwines.com

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POSTPONED!! Joseph Neet - “HEY BABE DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP A BOTTLE OF WINE FROM THE SHOP ON THE WAY BACK FROM WORK”
Feb
1
to Mar 23
art

POSTPONED!! Joseph Neet - “HEY BABE DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP A BOTTLE OF WINE FROM THE SHOP ON THE WAY BACK FROM WORK”

POSTPONED!!

We are really chuffed to be exhibiting the wonderful work of Joseph Neet throughout September and October. Cy Twombly esque in use of markings, with evocative and sumptuous colours.

Join us on the 6th September 6-9pm for the launch night!

Artist Bio

Five years ago, I was longing for a home and living a hundred miles away from where I grew up, squatting an art studio in Berlin with my friends. It all got a bit pear-shaped so we left for Copenhagen then Paris and eventually getting into some sketchy situations.

Then art came into my life and I knew it was a powerful thing happening within. I come from this post-industrial place where you say you want to be an artist and they would ask you why, so I have always felt embarrassed.

“A lot of people expected me to quit but I knew I had nothing to lose which is a good place to be when you start something.”

It takes that one person to make a snarky comment if you allow them to and they can destroy what you are trying to create. Everything was fair game and I wasn’t interested in what they thought about me. The only permission I needed was my own.

I try not to get too bogged down with the clichés and expectations of being an artist. Working long hours in various jobs has given me this strong work ethics and I can really go at something without being too precious about it. Kind of go go go.

“Where to begin… This is quite a hard painting for me to talk about. It is not necessarily emotional but it really just poured out of me quite frantically. It is almost as if there were several people painting at one time, each using different materials, house paint, fillers, crayons, nails, pencils… I can recall painting the entirety in one blast and the paint and materials going everywhere in the room. I needed a focal point to the painting but I couldn’t quite grasp it, the centre where the pink rectangular piece is just wouldn’t stick. This transposed into layers and layers of experimentation until a big pink slab of paint finally stuck. At this point, it was the first time I started using a “knots and crosses” styled motif which is for me the most rudimentary and naïve piece of figurative schooling one can introduce. The fainted writing beneath the centre which reads  OH-OH-G-H-9-O  is intended to be completely nonsensical and inspired from an obscure song from the 80’s called  Eat Y’self Fitter  by a band called The Fall. The song breaks into a long passage scatting this computer-code-like text which fits nicely with the absurdity of this painting.”

“Where to begin… This is quite a hard painting for me to talk about. It is not necessarily emotional but it really just poured out of me quite frantically. It is almost as if there were several people painting at one time, each using different materials, house paint, fillers, crayons, nails, pencils… I can recall painting the entirety in one blast and the paint and materials going everywhere in the room. I needed a focal point to the painting but I couldn’t quite grasp it, the centre where the pink rectangular piece is just wouldn’t stick. This transposed into layers and layers of experimentation until a big pink slab of paint finally stuck. At this point, it was the first time I started using a “knots and crosses” styled motif which is for me the most rudimentary and naïve piece of figurative schooling one can introduce. The fainted writing beneath the centre which reads OH-OH-G-H-9-O is intended to be completely nonsensical and inspired from an obscure song from the 80’s called Eat Y’self Fitter by a band called The Fall. The song breaks into a long passage scatting this computer-code-like text which fits nicely with the absurdity of this painting.”

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Steve Gadd kitchen take-over
Sep
11
to Sep 15

Steve Gadd kitchen take-over

Steve Gadd is cooking at our gaff for a week in September cooking seasonal and locally sourced produce. To book email info@urchinwines.com

Sample Menu

Sourdough & Seaweed Butter £3

Crab Croquetta, Aioli £2 each

Spiced almonds £3

Olives £3

Skordalia, allotment cucumber £3

Game terrine, cornichons £7

Braised cuttlefish, nduja, chickpeas, aioli £7.5

Gnudi, tomatoes, aubergines, parmesan £9

Roast chicken, caponata £15

Plaice, girolles, leeks £16

Veal chop, fries, watercress & shallots, brown butter bernaise £22

Rum & raisin semi freddo, toasted almonds £4

St. Clements cream £5

Dark chocolate tart, crème fraiche ice cream £7

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Poetry Slam : Last of the Summer Wine w/ Ellie Ward + Babe Studio
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Slam : Last of the Summer Wine w/ Ellie Ward + Babe Studio

Poet Ellie Ward is back in collaboration with Babe Studios and Urchin Wine to bring you BABESLAM . 2: LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE.

The theme, handpicked by the Babes, is “End of the Summer”.
As before, take this theme as loosely as you’d like. We’re thinking about the end of old things and the start of new ones, but you can bring whatever you’d like to the table.

10 poets will have 3 minutes each to compete for the BABESLAM title. Each poet will perform their piece and then be scored by 3 random members of the audience. The highest score wins ! Ellie will host and do plenty of POEMS and we will all drink some WINE!

POEMS MUST BE RELATED (in any way) TO THE THEME: END OF THE SUMMER

Prizes N HEADLINERS to be announced !

email info@babestudio.co.uk to sign up for a slot - only ten slots available so sign up before it's too late!

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(order of performance selected at random on night)

1. Melodie Karczewski
2. Alex Vellis
3. Pauline Holmes
4. Daisy Naisbitt
5. Bea Lever
6. Umi
7. Louise O'Connell
8. Tommy (maybe !)
9.
10.

7pm Thursday 5th June
£5 on the door

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LYLE’S JACK COGHLAN & PROVISIONS WINE
Aug
2
to Aug 4

LYLE’S JACK COGHLAN & PROVISIONS WINE

2nd 3rd & 4th AUGUST 2019

Chef Jack Coghlan from Lyle’s & Hugo from Provisions are coming to Urchin Wines to prepare a veritable feast of delicious wine and food for three days in a row.

This is going to be something you definitely don’t want to miss….

Friday 6-9

Saturday 6-9

Sunday 1-5

To book email info@urchinwines.com.

Menu along these lines….

-Chilled fennel soup

-Crudités and provisions cheese sauce

-Gem lettuce with anchovies and cheese from provisions

-Terrine or parfait, mustard salad, runner beans? and toast

-Jersey royals, crisps and smoked cods roe

-Glazed duck leg and redcurrant

-Braised lamb with borlotti, peas and green sauce

-Stonefruit, Ivy House cream and sorrel

-Fig leaf panna cotta, figs and honey

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Poet John Hegley at Urchin Wines
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Poet John Hegley at Urchin Wines

The brilliant John Hegley returns to perform at Urchin on the 14th of July !

Last year his show was sold out and rightly so, because it was absolutely brilliant.

Starting with a kid friendly show at 2.30pm and then one for the adults later on at 7.30pm.

http://www.johnhegley.co.uk/

Tickets are available for the astonishingly great price of £10 per person for the evening show and £8 for the daytime show with £6 for kids. (plus booking fees)

The show is set to be popular so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended to ensure entry.

Tickets for the kids show here - 2.30pm start

Tickets for the adults evening show here - 7.30pm start

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Jun
27
to Jul 10
art

Visions from mama Cacao and The Earth Goddess

Visions from mama Cacao and The Earth Goddess by Sorrell Robbins

An exhibition inspired by the visions received during Shamanic Cacao Ceremony, on a vision quest to ask Mother Earth to share her messages to humanity, lead by Shaman Sorrell Robbins and curated by Sally Childs. 

Artists include:
Sally Childs, Matt Odell, Megan Metcalfe, Aldene Johnson, Jill Pantony, Balint Bolygho, Carli Jefferson, Shaun Prickimage, Alex Noble, Charlie Russell, Triston Wallace, Charlie Hannah, Jordan Gray, Hedley Roberts, Sian Mooney

Join us on Thursday 27th June 6-9PM for the launch party! There will be cacao treats!
Ongoing dates 28th June - Wed July 10th.

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Intoxicated - Still Life Drawing Class
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Intoxicated - Still Life Drawing Class

As part of the Intoxicated exhibition curated by Babe Studio, we are hosting a still life drawing class taught by the amazing Tess Acheson. Think peaches, guavas, bums and boobs.

Hantverk & Found will be shucking oysters and we’ll be pairing the wine for you to shlerrrrp down on whilst you draw.

Drop by, £5 entry on the door

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Bua Thai Kitchen Take-over
May
23
to Jun 8

Bua Thai Kitchen Take-over

23rd May - 8th June 2019

Ella from Bua Thai will be joining us for three consecutive weekends to cook up a delicious storm using her fathers family recipes.

Fragrant and authentic home-cooked Thai food.

To book email info@urchinwines.com

Dates (evenings only 6-9pm)

23rd, 24th, 25th (Thurs-Sat)

30th, 31st, 1st (Thurs-Sat)

7th, 8th (Fri-Sat)

- Sample A La Carte Menu Below -

Nam Prik Num - spicy aubergine dip served with fresh vegetables

Chiang Mai Sausage - a fragrant, spicy sausage served with pickles
Kung Hoh Takrai - prawn balls grilled on lemongrass skewers

Kanom Pad Ga - white radish cake

Som Tam - green Papaya Salad

Laab Gai - minced chicken salad with red onions and mint

Khao Niew - sticky thai rice

Tom Ka - coconut soup with vegetables and tofu

Tom Yam - aromatic soup with vegetables and tofu

Lemongrass coconut cake

Khao Niew Khluay - coconut rice served with bananas

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Babe studios present: Intoxicated Poetry Slam with Ellie Ward
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Babe studios present: Intoxicated Poetry Slam with Ellie Ward

Poet Ellie Ward is back in collaboration with Babe Studios to bring you the INTOXICATED POETRY SLAM !! It will be held at Urchin Wines in amongst Babe Studio's latest exhibition.

10 poets will have 3 minutes each to compete for the Intoxicated title. Each poet will perform their piece and then be scored by 3 random members of the audience. The highest score wins ! Ellie will host and do plenty of POEMS and we will all drink some WINE!

POEMS MUST BE RELATED (in any way)TO THE THEME OF INTOXICATION !!

BIG prizes to be announced !

Comment on the page below or email info@babestudio.co.uk to sign up for a slot - only ten slots available so sign up before it's too late !

£5 on the door

SEE YA THEN BABES xxxxxx

https://www.facebook.com/events/urchin-wines/babe-studios-present-intoxicated-poetry-slam/385540825509344/

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Dee's Kitchen - Vegan Caribbean food
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Dee's Kitchen - Vegan Caribbean food

Denai Moore will be bringing knock out vegan caribbean food to Urchin at the end of April.

We first tried her vegan patties at Cliff’s and were blown away!

Dee has brilliant creativity with substituting salt-fish in ackee and salt-fish patties for seaweed to give that strong sea taste and has come up with a delicious menu.

April:

Friday 26th 12-3 6-9pm

Saturday 27th 12-3 6-9pm

Sunday 28th 12-3pm

To book email us here

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/jan/20/rise-of-caribbean-food-in-the-uk-culinary-heritage

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Little Cooking Pot Vegan Iranian Feast
Apr
11
to Apr 15

Little Cooking Pot Vegan Iranian Feast

Little Cooking Pots Sarah Cotterell will be joining us for the week to serve the most delicious Iranian vegan food from our kitchen.

Think fragrant spices, jewelled rices, lime and aubergine stew, za’ataar roasted cauliflower……. etc etc… mmmm.

If you’re not vegan, trust us, you won’t miss the meat here!

Thursday 11th 6-9pm

Friday 12th 12-3pm & 6-9pm

Saturday 13th 12-3pm & 6-9pm

Sunday 14th 12pm-3pm (special brunch menu)

Email to book : info@urchinwines.com

See sample menu below!

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Rondo Mo & JAKL live at Urchin Wines
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Rondo Mo & JAKL live at Urchin Wines

Rondo Mo & JAKL
We are re-booting our Sunday gig sessions with two brilliant local musicians, Rondo Mo and JAKL. Both playing live sets of their beautiful and ethereal new material.
Come hang out, listen to some delicious sounds, read the Sunday papers, have a bloody mary and eat some tasty home cooked delights. Sunday sorted!
Sunday 7th April 3pm

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Babe Studio curates - Intoxicated
Apr
5
to Jun 9
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Babe Studio curates - Intoxicated

Join us for the launch party of Intoxicated - Feminine art by millennials curated by Babe Studio’s Mercedes Workman & Gabrielle Hall.

Launch party - Friday April 5th 6-9pm at Urchin Wines. All welcome!

Exhibiton dates - Saturday 6th April until Sunday 9th June

Fully immersive night of arts and culture celebrating female millennials.
Costume, film, photogrpaphy, fine art, print, sculpture.

Charlotte Player
Naomi Sapsford
Katie Surridge
Sofie Dodgson
Indigo Bell
Joe Porrit
Sophie Ward
Eli Goldstone
Lilias Buchanan
Rhyannon Hanbury

Performances from Rhyannon Hanbury, Sarah Scanners and others. Intoxicating our guests through all senses

After party at the Tom Thumb from 9pm until late.

Urchin wines are also launching their refill takeaway wine bottles with delicious consciously made red and white wines.

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Erica Wakerly Wallpaper launch // Polly Dunbar series
Mar
6
to Apr 3
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Erica Wakerly Wallpaper launch // Polly Dunbar series

Local wallpaper designer Erica Wakerly will be launching her new collection of wallpaper with a special series by Polly Dunbar, the children’s book author and illustrator. The exhibition will run for the month.

“Modernsurface are proud to celebrate the launch of the Polly Dunbar Decoration interior design collection “Wallflowers". The acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Polly Dunbar presents her captivating and exquisitely designed wallpapers to delight both children and grown-ups. 

Polly’s characterful style has a unique economy of line that translates into a luxuriously coloured modern organic graphic, beautifully and traditionally printed. Wallflowers is an atmospheric collection capturing the seductive spirit of intrigue resonant in her stories.”

Polly Dunbar Decoration is available to view and order at www.modern-wallpaper.com from 6th March

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Eat Stew in February (and March) at Urchin Wines
Feb
2
to Mar 3

Eat Stew in February (and March) at Urchin Wines

It’s cold, stew is warm and delicious and goes so well with wine, done deal.

The menu will change weekly and include delights like Osso Bucco, Romney Marsh Lamb Irish stew w/ blood orange grenolata, Mexican sweetcorn chowder, Heaven in a pot…. all served up with the best sourdough bread around from the Viking Bakehouse.

Not only will there be stew, but also things like tomato soup w/ Nduja and Burrata with fennel and blood orange salad, smoked catalan almonds.

Extended until the end of March.

To book email info@urchinwines.com

Food service

Friday 1-3 then 6-9

Sat 1-3 then 6-9

Sun 12-4

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Lily Mixe & David Shillinglaw Exhibition - Dog tooth. Chicken Feet.
Feb
1
to Feb 27

Lily Mixe & David Shillinglaw Exhibition - Dog tooth. Chicken Feet.

Dog Tooth. Chicken Feet.

"The world only goes round by misunderstanding." - Charles Baudelaire

An exhibition of artworks by David shillinglaw and Lily Mixe. 

There’s a long history of artist couples making artwork together, sharing the same living and working space will always influence and be influenced by one another. At a certain point that exchange can become a more direct focus and begin to push and pull each others work in new directions, playing with new ideas and new materials. David and Lily met when David painted over one of Lily’s murals. From day one the artists have been working over each other’s pieces, sharing spaces, and on occasion making murals and installations together. 

The artworks made for this show are all drawings, collages and assemblages. The works are remixes; cutting and pasting, destroying and creating things in a kind of game of dare, nothing is too planned or designed, the works have been made over months, growing like a garden of off-cuts and studio scraps. Deliberately cross pollinating and grafting ideas and materials, creating a condition for ideas and images to grow. At points the works are love letters to one another, at other times more like arguments. 

The title for the exhibition comes from a conversation about a fabric pattern design which has two names, one in English: Dog tooth, and another in French: Chicken feet. A brief argument over which was the correct name quickly came to define a constant playful misunderstand between the two artists, this has become an obscure personal metaphor for how so often we can be guilty of debating two sides of the same coin.

Friday 1st February until Wednesday 27th February

Launch party - 1st February 2019 Join us for the launch party and re-opening of Urchin 6-9pm.

The fun will then continue over the road at the Margate Arts club from 9pm until late.

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12 Days of Christmas Feast with Annie Nichols
Dec
9
to Dec 16

12 Days of Christmas Feast with Annie Nichols

- 12 Days of Christmas Feast -

Sunday 9th & Sunday 16th December

The 12 days of Christmas’ feast. 
This Christmas Annie Nichols is holding two, very special Sunday supper clubs at Urchin Wines.

In a festive build up, Annie will be teasing us into the Christmas spirit gently and warmly.

Starting at 2pm for a long afternoon, we'll dine, and sing our way through a slightly alternative, 12 Days of Christmas, with 12 theatrical courses of delicious, festive joy!

Food theatrics are sure to take centre stage as Annie works her magical culinary spells, paired with wines and other alcoholic delights from us.

£48 per head.
To book click here

Menu

12 Days of Christmas Menu

Alan Partridge in a pear tree

-Partridge pate & Pear jam with bird shaped croutes

Two Mock Turtle Doves (from Dover)

-Mock turtle dove soup with Dove shaped crackers

Three French Hens

-White wine and saffron Marbled eggs served in an egg cup with dukkah

 Four Calling Birds - Blackbirds

-Mini mince pie game / pithivier with angry birds

Five Gold Rings

-Pomegranate ice lolly with gold leaf stripes

 Six geese getting way/a-laid

-Goose Gyoza

 Seven Sufjan Stevens swans a-swimming

-Small cup of Chowder - Burnt toast with vodka

Eight ready-mades a-milking

-Warm savoury custard

Nine Lady Gaga’s cooking

-Pizza – Chicory, Swiss chard – Bresaola

Ten Krishna lords a-leaping

-Black rice pudding with silver leaf and a nasturtium leaf as lily pad.

Eleven Billy Pipers piping

-Cannoli

Twelve Phil Collins drumming

-Homemade Twiglets

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Annie Nichols Kitchen take over for December
Dec
5
to Dec 22

Annie Nichols Kitchen take over for December

Dec 5th - Dec 22nd

Annie Nichols will be taking over our kitchen with a gradual festive build up of sumptuous celebratory food in December.
Food with friends, on your tod, with family, Christmas parties, date nights, all welcome.
To book email info@urchinwines.com

Kitchen Hours
Wed 6-9pm Thurs 6-9pm
Fri & Sat 12-3 & 6-9pm
Sun 12-4pm (12 days feast only)

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day // Hantverk & Found do dinner at Urchin Wines
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beaujolais Nouveau Day // Hantverk & Found do dinner at Urchin Wines

We are joining forces with Kate De Syllas from Hantverk & Found to bring your an evening of french delights for Beaujolais Nouveau Day on the 15th November.

Beaujolais Nouveau from Château Cambon by Marcel Lapierre, deliciously fragrant and light.

Menu for the evening will include Oysters, Beef Bourguignon, Delice de Bourgogne cheese and more….

For bookings, get in contact by emailing info@urchinwines.com.

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Scotch & Ginger Tacos
Nov
3
to Dec 2

Scotch & Ginger Tacos

We are so excited to welcome the duo, ‘Scotch + Ginger’ otherwise known as Margates wonderful Lisa Jayne Harris & Duncan to Urchin for the whole of November!

TACOS! Arguably the best communal food and a bloody good challenge for us to pair wines to.

Pickled Cod tacos, chicharrones, mezcal drunken beans, seitan tacos, braised pork taco, fish ‘n’ chip taco, salsa macha for days and the very special Walpole bay rice featuring homemade sea salt and dehydrated seaweed (it’s out of this world), apple crumble taco and much more....

“A food writer and a chef with numerous supper clubs and large-scale events under their belt, they're passionate about good food and good times. Scotch might not always wear a kilt, but Ginger is always ginger.

Based in Margate, we're a supper club where you can expect all the delight of a restaurant tasting menu, but with the relaxed, pass-me-the-wine feeling of dinner with friends (plus plenty of second helpings).” Scotch + Ginger

As before, Food will be served Wed-Sun and we will be taking bookings.

Paired wonderfully with our wines, leaning towards the Alsace.

Sat 3rd November - Sun 2nd Dec

To book email info@urchinwines.com or get in touch via the contact page

https://eatscotchandginger.com/

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We are Tidal - Poems by Jen Odell and artists response
Nov
2
to Nov 28

We are Tidal - Poems by Jen Odell and artists response

Writer Jenefer Odell will be curating a multi media exhibition at Urchin Wines during November.

She is inviting artists, choreographers and film makers to respond to her poetry. The pieces will then be displayed side by side. Expect some live performance, a wide variety of mediums and themes of sexuality and womanhood.

More info here…

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Parlour Noir Embroidery workshop // Letter & figure stitching
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Parlour Noir Embroidery workshop // Letter & figure stitching

Parlour Noir brand owner; Jemelia, would like to invite you to her embroidery workshop as part of her exhibition currently on show at Urchin Wines.
Enjoy an afternoon of hand embroidered letter and figure stitching.
Take some time to view the exhibition and drink fine wine.
All welcome, beginners to experienced. 

Sunday 28th October.
Time:2-5pm
All materials included.
£25 per person.

Where: Urchin Wines, Margate, CT9 2PJ

To book your place get in touch via email at either - 
parlournoir@gmail.com
or
info@urchinwines.com

Look forward to meeting you!

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