Opening alongside a second iteration of their Shop Cuvée retail offshoot, was initially established as a way to provide an income to the group during lockdown, the new Cave Cuvée wine bar concept will be 'inspired by the lively drinking spots of Paris and beyond'.
The limited-cover space will offer a small menu of ingredient-led plates, alongside a cocktail list created by the team at Dalston bar Three Sheets, which is currently ranked 34 in The World's 50 Best Bars list and is owned by Venning and his brother Noel.
Guests preferring wine will be encouraged to grab a bottle straight from the Shop Cuvée shelves, and make their way down to the underground bar.
Like its first site, which opened last summer close to the Top Cuvée restaurant mothership in London's Highbury, Shop Cuvée Bethnal Green will stock a range of natural wines designed to cater for all budgets, as well as a range of deli goods and merch.
Later in the year, the shop will also play host to tastings, takeovers and events.
"Bringing Shop Cuvée to a new audience in Bethnal Green is beyond exciting, it’s where I’ve lived since arriving in London so I know it’s just what the area needs and can’t wait to welcome all our existing customers and meet some new neighbours," says Meah.
"Cave Cuvée is something new for us as a group, a project every wine person dreams of opening, an actually good wine bar – it's as much for us as our guests."