Actor Idris Elba to open a wine bar and shop in London
‘Porte Noire’, King’s Cross, London
English musician and actor Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Avengers saga) has teamed up with David Farber - founder of Connaught Wine Cellars - to open a new wine bar in London’s King’s Cross.
Last year, the Golden Globe-winning actor joined the long list of celebrities who own and/or endorse a booze brand when he partnered with two French estates on his own label Porte Noire which, as you’d expect, is also the name of the bar.
Porte Noire is located within the ‘Gasholders’ residential complex, opposite Regent’s Canal Towpath at Coal Drops Yards in King’s Cross and will be serving a selection of cocktails made with top shelf spirits, and top-notch international wines, including Elba’s Provence rosé and blanc de blancs Grand Cru Champagne, produced by Chateau Sainte Marguerite and Champagne Sanger respectively.
‘’David [Garber] has been working in the wine space for a long time, I know he is going to take the Porte Noire name and create something special,’’ said Elba. The Porte Noire Bar and Shop is set to open on Monday 18 October 2021.