Wine Bar + Online Shop
Living within a mile of the bar?
Call up, we'll help choose your wine and deliver to your doorstep for free for just a 2 bottle minimum order
Our online shop delivers the same day for local orders & within 3 working days for all other UK addresses
Wine Bar + Online Shop
Café + Grocer
Lockdown Shop Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 9:00 - 21:00
Sun 9:00 - 19:00
Diogenes the Dog is an independent wine bar + online shop & cafe bringing to the table some of the undiscovered wines of the world, with hospitality at the forefront, and simplicity as an ethos.
Diogenes the Dog was one of the founders of the philosophy of Cynicism, and it is with this inquisitive nature we approach our wines. Chosen by owner Sunny Hodge, the wines featured on the rotating list support the true underdogs of the wine world. Questioning our wine choices by focusing on new regions such as Texas, Poland, and China, or more reputable regions brave enough to step outside the norm. His personal connections with the winemakers, means that more than half of the wines are imported directly from producers, to expose true gems to the London wine scene.
[Wines rotate regularly + more available in store]
Pet Nat Triomph, Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill, Monmouth - Wales
Pet Nat Riesling, Tsarev Brod, Danube Plain– Bulgaria
Sparkling Red Rondo/ P. Noir/ Regent, Halfpenny Green, Wolverhampton - UK
Cremant de Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine de Deliance, Givry - France
Rose 2013, Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill, Monmouth - Wales
Orange + Rosé
Moscato Orange Moscato, Morasinsi, Puglia – Italy
Koshu Gris de Gris Koshu, Château Mercian, Fuefuki District – Japan
Naranjo Torrontes/ Pink Moscatel, Laborum, Salta – Argentina
Orange Keratsuda Keratsuda, Libera, Thracian Valley - Bulgaria
Korab “On Leaves” Gewz/ Blaufrankish, Petr Korab, Moravia - Czech
Pink side of Rubin Rubin, Georgiev + Mikov, Thracian Valley - Bulgaria
Lola Rose Retsina Mandilaria/ Savatiano/ Cabernet, Aoton Winery, Mesogeia - Greece
No.3 Colombard/ Ugni Blanc, UBY, Côtes de Gascogne - France
Bianco Manzoni Bianco (Riesling / Pinot Blanc) / Chardonnay , Morasinsi, Puglia - Italy
Harvest 1 Field Blend, Diogenes the Dog, Puglia – Italy
Hibernal '18 Hibernal, Winnica Turnau, Baniewice - Poland
Charosa Selection Chenin Blanc, Charosa Winery, Maharastra - India
Oakenshield Furmint/ Harslevelu, Vdovjak, Tokaj – Slovakia
Pygmalion Chardonnay, Black Book Winery, London (SW8) – UK
En Noir et Blanc Pinot Noir/ Reisling, Domaine Clovallon, Languedoc – France
Bens Reserve Boretice Pinot Noir, Stapleton & Springer, Moravia - Czech
Skyline of Gobi Marselan/ Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinsai Vinyards, Xinjang - China
Vale das Eguas Alicante B./ Touriga/ Syrah, Herdade do Cebolal, Setubal - Portugal
Cent Visages Côt, Jean François Mérieau, Touraine – France
Crudo Nebbiolo, Viñedo de los Vientos, Atlántida – Uruguay
Ares Merlot / Mavrud, Azzolini Family, Thracian Valley - Bulgaria
Messina Malbec Malbec, Messina Hof, Texas -USA
Puchang Beichun2015 Beichun, Puchang, Xinjang -China
Tannat ‘15 Tannat, Laborum, Salta -Argentina
Fortified + Sweet
Khron Lagrina, white port
Tardio, Late Harvest Malbec, Laborum, Salta – Argentina (500ml Bottle)
Malamado Port Style Malbec, Zuccardi, Mendoza - Argentina
Szlachetny Zbior Botrytised Solaris, Baniewice - Poland
Cider + Beer
Katerina, Local Apples, Utopia Cider, Bohemia – Czech Republic (750ml)
Malt Coast Saison
Malt Coast Black IPA
Takeaway Hot & Boozy
Mulled Wine Our home made mulled wine (white / Red)
Buttered Rum House made high ester rum mix (Plain/ Salted)
Espresso Corretto Double espresso sided with brandy
[Many more items in store]
80 / 20 Sourdough
Organic Whole Panettone
Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Diogenes single origin Guatemala
Toma al tartufo
White wine + Juniper Salami
Lincolns Imp - Stout and garlic salami
Pork Loin (Rosemary, Fennel)
Devils Mortar (London 'Nduja)
Terrine / Rillette
Toastie of the Day
Spiced Hummus & Artichoke Dip
Katerina's Kimchi Cup
Alberto's Pesto Pot
Anchovies & Blue Cheese
Boozy Cheese Box
Blu 61, Caccio Barricato, Ubriacosecco, Toma al Tartufo
Hot Coco Chocolatier
Organic Panettone slice with Ricotta
À la carte bar menu is also served all day
We are a small and cozy space therefore booking is advised. Bookings can be made via the booking link, or via the contact details below:
Food and wine lists change regularly, click here to view a sample.
[All large parties will have to be tailored to adhere with the most recent government Covid-19 guidelines, and will be discussed upon booking]
We would love to host your events and celebrations, do peruse the details below. Bespoke events can be tailored to your needs, call in or follow the booking enquiry link.
Click here for more details.
For a preview look at the space, here is our VR link.
We're selling a wide array of artisan cheeses and meats from local producers to take home, either pick up from the shop or call in!
Diogenes Gift Boxes
An incredible line-up of three gift boxes for wine lovers across the UK ranging from £45 - £85. A great opportunity to share the Diogenes love between friends and family.
UK wide delivery available as well as ASAP ordering via our online shop.
Our Natural House White
Harvest 1 is the first release of our very own Diogenes the Dog made wine. A field blend from Puglia, 2 hours on skins and zero sulphites added. An everyday sipper, aromatic - fruit forward and crisp!
Bring your own 750ml bottle for a £10 Top up!
Exclusive Neighbourhood Subscription
Our neighbourhood subscription service delivers to your door on a weekly or a monthly basis within 1.5 miles of the shop.
For more info Click Here to send us an email request, and please include your delivery address
Mulled Wine & More
Our mulled wine has garnered much acclaim and is available as a red or white option to warm you up this Winter.
Pop in and pick up a cup, or try our buttered rum perhaps for a festive change.
During our third hospitality lockdown we remain open as a grocer, wine shop and cafe, serving up your favourite single origin Guatemalan Diogenes coffee, and the perfect wintery hot spiced matcha for takeaway too!