Publik Wine Bar — Cape Town, South Africa
The perfect combination (according to some) of meat and wine is the order of the day at Cape Town’s newest opening, Publik, for which oenophile David Cope joined forces with husband and wife butchers Andy and Nicole Fenner. Interiors are by local designer Shaun Bond, who has created an industrial space with lots of concrete, accented with warming woods and mismatched furniture. The result is a casual and unassuming bar that highlights the wine list - curated by Cope himself and changed on a daily basis - which focuses on local producers using natural methods. Meanwhile, the Fenners (who run the adjoining Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants) provide a small bar menu with local charcuterie, cheeses, scotch eggs and peanuts roasted in pig fat.