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The new Spinningfields wine bar with a hidden natural wine list

There's also a a downstairs wine-e-oke and tasting room

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 27th October 2022

A new independent wine bar has opened in Spinningfields selling Manchester-made charcuterie and cheese boards, alongside a selection of carefully-chosen wines.

Called Provence, it has just opened in the business district next to the David Wyman florist – offering commuters, bar hoppers and shoppers alike somewhere new to post up for a wine (or a coffee).

With a menu of nibbles like olive tapenade, bread and oil, olives, hummus and a handful of veggie small plates, at first glance its wine list is short and no-nonsense – a succinct selection of twelve different choices, broken down into red, white, rose, orange and sparkling.

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The wine glass in the bottom right hand corner is actually a hidden QR code. / Image: The Manc Eats

There’s also a handful of beers from Northern Monk Brewing Co. and a short cocktail list, plus craft sodas and kombucha for those off the sauce.

But the thing that really caught our eye is the hidden QR code shaped like a bottle of wine at the bottom of the menu, that, when you scan it, pulls up a ‘by the bottle’ list – revealing a mouthwatering selection of natural wines, handpicked by in-house expert James, formerly of Kerb in Ancoats.


Think a funky, tangy orange wine from Austria, orangey, citrusy blended roses, an Oregon-made Reisling and a gorgeous sparkling red Pet Nat.

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Image: The Manc Eats

The majority of the natural wines are available as bottle-nly, however, there is also one on the by the glass list – a tropical ‘fruit bomb’ orange wine from Italy, the Fratelli Felix, which we sample alongside a citrusy Pinot Grigio.


Sitting at the other end of the scale, the Pinot is refreshing, with notes of jasmine and white flowers – simply perfect for those after something a little more classic.

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Image: The Manc Eats

As for the food offering, Provence offers a selection of charcuterie made right here in Manchester by Northern Cure.


We opt for this alongside the cheese board, digging into a mixture of lomo (cured pork tenderloin), pork and beef heart salami, and a classic salami, all thinly sliced, the lomo itself almost melting in the mouth

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This brand new addition also features a downstairs wine-e-oke and tasting room, which we’re sure will see a lot of action come Christmas time as parties start to pile in.

For now, to find out more give them a follow on Instagram here and check out the Provence website here.

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