Calling all wine drinkers, wine snobs, wannabe wine snobs and alcoholics! London Wine Week is almost upon us, so it’s time to get yourself a wristband for the drunkest (and most sophisticated) week of the year.
This seven day celebration of the capital’s wine scene has been created to give wine-curious Londoners the opportunity to taste, learn about, and enjoy premium wines by the glass in some of the capital’s very best bars and restaurants. For a little less than you might have expected…
To take part all you need to do is get your hands on a £10 wristband – you can buy them here. The wristband gives you access to self-guided Wine Tours, plus many more deals, discounts and tasting experiences all over town.
Top Events – See the full list here.
Bread Street Kitchen’s Meet the Maker session will be hosted with Gonzalez Byass famous for their incredible sherries. The BSK team will be creating a bespoke three-cocktail menu with a selection of paired sharing platters, and inviting the maker to join them for the evening, giving you the opportunity to find out a little more about their range whilst sampling them in a relaxed and casual setting.
On Monday 2 June join A Grape Night In at Harvey Nichols for an interactive night of wine tastings to challenge your palate and a chance to test your knowledge with a wine quiz.
Tickets price includes drinks and a three course dinner.
Much-loved Sartoria Head Sommelier, Michael Simms is launching a new series of‘dinner parties on Monday 2nd June, to coincide with the start of London Wine Week.
Michael, who is one of London’s most experienced sommeliers, has selected six very interesting wines to pair with the specially created menu for the evening and will discuss them and the food pairings in his own inimitable style, in what promises to be a wonderfully entertaining evening.
If Champagne’s more your thing you can head to one of these events:
Champagne Tasting at Bluebird Wine Shop
Laurent Perrier Champagne Tasting with host, Ashley Wilce, coming straight from the prestigious House itself to present a selection of their exquisite champagnes.
Throughout the evening, you will sample four gorgeous champagnes: NV Laurent Perrier Brut, NV Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut, NV Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle and NV Laurent Perrier Rose. Plus, there may be another surprise in store for you too!
Fizz and Frivolity: A taste of the 1920s with Champagne Ayala
Enjoy an evening tasting the range of Ayala Champagnes and paired canapés, bringing to life the music, glamour and effervescence of this gilded age.
Founded in 1860, and one of the original Grandes Marques Champagne houses, Champagne Ayala is famous the world over for its light, elegant and sophisticated Champagnes. The brand draws from its Art Deco history to herald a new era of fun and frivolity for those who adore Champagne.
Champagne Launch Paul Berthelot ‘La Libertine’
Head to Marylebone’s Le Vieux Comptoir for the UK Launch of the new Cuvée from Champagne Paul Berthelot “La Libertine”, one of the only 100% Pinot Meuniers available on the market.
The ticket price includes a glass of the Champagne with nibbles, and there will be the opportunity for a tasting session with the winegrower, Arnaud Berthelot.