The adults are definitely winning the turf war in Newtown of late. Formerly scungy pubs are getting a shiny new makeover and now there's a part wine shop, part wine bar, which means that you can sample unusual imports from Spain, Italy, France, America and South Africa, or something from Australia's best small producers.
DeVine has long been hailed for its totally overwhelming encyclopedia of bloody brilliant wine. Plonked just around the corner from the QVB bus stops, the crowd is thick with suits come the working week, but the bar is anything but stuffy. Like a real-deal European tavern, DeVine is warm and full of life inside.
You want a sure bet when it comes to drinking good wine on any given lunch day? You’ve found it at this Paddington stalwart. The wine list offers plenty of delicious that isn't afraid to introduce something weird and wonderful to the mix. Grab a glass of Provençale rosé, something with skin contact or settle in with a juicy Beaujolais.