Start-up of the week: Finsbury Park wine bar promises to be a corker

PUBLISHED: 10:48 06 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:48 06 December 2016

McKeown and Co will open in Finsbury Park this month

McKeown and Co will open in Finsbury Park this month


Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we speak to the borough’s latest wine shop.

A new wine bar and shop is coming to Finsbury Park.

Oak N4, in Wells Terrace, is planning on opening its first bottles on December 16 and boss Helena McKeown has given the Gazette a taste of what to expect.

“We wanted to mash a few concepts together,” she said. “Half of it will be a retail space selling bottles and the other half we will mix up a bit.

“We’ll have a communal table where people can sit and try a few tasters. We want to allow people to have a taste in a nice environment with information about different wines on hand.

“To do that we’ll need to have enough stocked by the glass that people can try, and have knowledgeable staff too, which we do.”

Wine expert Raul Diaz, who has appeared on TV’s Sunday Brunch, has helped design the menu and will also hold in-store events.

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