Carole Byron

Where are you currently working?

I own and work at Lady of the Grapes in Covent Garden. An amazing wine bar serving organic, natural wines made by female winemakers. 

Tell us something about the industry we might not know!

English people know more about wine than we could expect ;)

What is your favourite cocktail?

I actually don’t really drink cocktails, I am obviously more a wine person. But I do love a champagne cocktail!

Ever had a bad-ass/rock n roll bartending moment?

Serving 175 people in one day in our 425 sq. ft bar and restaurant. This was quite intense and fun! 

Where will we find you on your nights off?

Probably in one of the other wine bars with a kicking wine list, like Terroirs, Antidote or The Laughing Heart.

If you weren’t tending bar, what would you be doing?

Probably a chef or a Charcutier. I love cooking pâtés and cured meat during my free time.

What is your desert island bottle?

The orange wine made by Elena Pantaleoni, Ageno La Stoppa. I can drink it like water.

What is your hangover cure?

Berocca, Citrate de Betaine and… (I am a bit ashamed to say it) a McDonald’s.

If you were gonna create a cocktail for BarChick, what would you make?

To be honest I am not really good at that but I could pour you a wine flight with 3 wines: one white, one orange and one red with the best food pairing ever!