A new wine shop, bar and deli, is opening in Kings Heath .
The eatery, called Grace and James, will open in the former MoMo Bead shop in York Road in May.
The owners - Sophie and Henry Poultney - previously ran Digbeth Dining Club favourite Cafe Horchata - serving up Mexican street food.
The new 20-cover eatery will be similar to “European-style ‘enoteca’ delis” which double up as wine bars.
Expect a variety of tapas including olives, cheese and charcuterie boards and Nduja - a spicy Italian pork paste. There will also be wines, craft beers cider and spirits.
We are most excited about Grace and James’ extensive cheese counter - which will feature a range of British and European artisan cheese including burrata - fresh Italian buffalo milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream.
Customers can have, cut to size to takeaway, or to eat in as part of a cheese board.
The in-house shop will sell local milk, eggs and bread.
Diners will also be able to drink a selection of wines by the glass, for a small corkage fee, any of the bottles of wine or beer on the shop shelves can also be opened on the premises.
Co-owner Sophie Poultney said: “ We'll have over 100 wines with a strong focus on natural and biodynamic wine.
"These are wines are basically made without chemical spraying in the vineyard.
"The wine on offer will come from small independent producers who have low intervention practices, farm organically and sustainable and who make delicious and interesting wines. They’re unpretentious, fun to drink and sometimes a bit crazy!
"For example we have ‘Gran Cerdo’ - this is entry level natural and biodynamic wines which will be priced at £9.50 to takeaway. The Gran Cerdo Tempranillo Gonzalo Grijalba is the best value Biodynamic red on the market."
Many of the wines available will be vegan.
Grace and James will have two craft beers on draught, a G&T of the week as well as plenty of events to get to know the Kings Heath community.
Wine tasting events locals can look forward to, include Meet the Winemaker, Wine and Cheese, Introduction to Natural Wineand themed evenings such as The Wines of Austria and New World vs Old World.
The wine shop, bar and deli will be open Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am - 11pm and Sunday 11am - 9pm.
They are the latest traders from Digbeth Dining Club to open up a permanent venue. Others include Original Patty Men , Meat Shack and Baked in Brick, which is opening a restaurant in Digbeth next month.