Occasional correspondent George C Parker writes:
“Congratulations to Mike and team on the successful soft opening of Must Wine bar on Thursday evening. Guests toasting the success of the new business included the proprietor of the former Coco Boutique, which occupied the site until recently.
“Renovations have been exacting and thorough, with the creation of a new garden space and exclusive private tasting room. Several interesting artefacts were uncovered during the work, including a Forest School photo from 1947 – these will be put on display shortly.
“Those fortunate enough to attend the launch were treated to elegant sharing platters of delicacies from around the British Isles accompanied by a tantalising flight of exciting wines from Uruguay, South Australia and Lebanon.
“As well as regular bookings in the wine bar, Mike and team are looking forward to hosting groups and events including a celebration of English wine on 17th September as part of the Wanstead Fringe. Other regular tastings will take place at 7:30 on every second Wednesday of the month. Welcome, Must!”