Wine Shop

96 Rodney Road

London, SE17 1BG

Dog Friendly 
Mon - Thu                   12:00 - 19:00
Friday                           12:00 - 21:00
Saturday                     11:00 - 21:00
Sunday                         11:00 - 19:00
Wine Shop + Grocer + Coffee
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Diogenes the Dog is an independent wine bar + 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 are selected based on his personal connections with the winemakers, meaning that 40% of the wines are imported directly from producers.


Takeaway Prices

[Many more wines in store]


Rhein Extra Brut Chardonnay/ Feteasca Regala, Halewood, Transylvania - Romania


Palloncino, Glera, From Sunday, Murray Darling – Australia


GMF, Seyval Blanc, Black Book Winery, SW8 – London


Sparkling Red Rondo/ P. Noir/ Regent, Halfpenny Green, Wolverhampton - UK


Cremant de Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine de Deliance, Givry - France


Blanc de Noir NV Pinot Noir, Ancre Hill, Monmouth - Wales


Fammatti, Local blend (Skin contact), Il Conte Villa Prandone, Marche - Italy


Orange + Rosé

Koshu Gris de Gris, Koshu, Château Mercian, Fuefuki District – Japan


J. Osicka Pinot Gris ‘15 Pinot Gris, Jaroslav Osicka, Moravia - Czech


The Beast, Verdelho, From Sundays, Hunter Valley - Australia


Bizarra, Petit Manseng/ Gros Manseng, Bizarra, Juanico - Uraguay


Tremier 2011, Carignan/ Mouvedre/ Grenache, Ctx Langu, Languedoc – France


Patatrava, Xinomavro, Ktima Ligas, Pella – Greece 




No.21 Colombard/ Ugni Blanc, UBY, Côtes de Gascogne - France


5a, Arinto/ Chardonnay/ Viognier/ Marsanne, Quinta Do Lagar Novo, Lisbon - Portugal


Millerka, Muller Thurgau/ Neuburger, J. Osicka, Moravia - Czech Republic


Messina Blanc du Bois, Blanc du Bois, Messina Hof, Texas - USA


Goutte d'Argent, Sauvignon Blanc in Sake Yeast, Viña Marty, Central Valley – Chile


South Clos, Chardonnay, Closson Chase, Ontario – Canada


Giornata Fiano Fiano, Giornata, Paso Robles – USA



Gomotartzi Gamza, Bononia Estate, Danube Plain - Bulgaria


Bens Reserve Boretice Pinot Noir, Stapleton & Springer, Moravia - Czech


Garnacha not Guerra, Garnacha, Mick O’Connell, Sardinia – Italy


Skyline of Gobi, Marselan/ Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinsai Vinyards, Xinjang - China


Vale das Eguas Alicante B./ Touriga/ Syrah, Herdade do Cebolal, Setubal - Portugal 


Malbech, IGT Malbec, Castello Carboncine, Treviso –Italy


H Acinipo, Blaufränkisch, F.Schatz, Ronda - Spain


Ares, Merlot / Mavrud, Azzolini Family, Thracian Valley - Bulgaria


Messina Malbec Malbec, Messina Hof, Texas -USA


Alibernet, 2015 Alibernet, Vino Svetik, Levice – Sovakia 




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 IPA




Coffee & Cannolo 

Iced Coffee

Rare Tea

Hot Coco Chocolatier

Organic Cold Press Juice Blends




Diogenes single origin Guatemala




Cavallina alla Birra

Ubriaco Amarone


GuguBlue (Aged in Zibibbo)

White wine + Juniper Salami

Peppered Pork Belly

Pork Loin (Rosemary, Fennel)

Cured Ribeye 

Devils Mortar (London 'Nduja)

Pickle Pot 

Alberto's Pesto Pot


Terrine Jar

Anchovies & Blue Cheese 

Boozy Cheese Box

Gugu Blue, Cavallina alla Birra, Ubriaco Amarone, Ubriacosecco

1/2 Loaf

1/4 Loaf



1 Piece

1 Piece


1/2 wheel




per 10g

per 10g

per 10g

per 10g

per 50g

2 oz


5 Pieces

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Booking a Table

We are a small and cozy space therefore booking is advised. Bookings can be made via the booking link adjacent to this, or via the contact details below.

020 7703 5570

Private Hire

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

Press Enquiries

Please send all press enquiries to Stef Moorhouse at

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Barrel & Blues - Every Tuesday

Cancelled until further notice


Phone Sommelier  + Delivery

Our phone sommeliers will talk you through those important wine decisions, discussing food pairings, stylistic preferences, and deliver for free within a mile of our shop. We're also happy to make delivery exceptions for larger wine orders.

020 7703 5570

Diogenes the Grocer

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!

Grocery Menu

Bespoke Wedding + Event Packages

We can put together and deliver the perfect wine selection for those extra special events.

- Min. 60 mix bottle order for a 5-10% retail discount

- Delivery to anywhere in London for £20 

- Free collection and refund of up to half the initial purchase of any un-opened wine! Enquire here

Photographs by Daniel Ogulewicz