Wine Tasting in London: Where to Go and What to Drink

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London is a city with a strong love of wine, and as you might expect, there’s lots of great places where you can sample the city’s best vintages. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at the top places to join a wine tasting yourself, and what you should drink when you’re there…

Vagabond Wines

Serving wine by the bottle or glass, Vagabond Wines has venues throughout London, including top areas like Paddington, Victoria and Canary Wharf. In addition to sampling wines at a tasting each month, you can also book a private tasting for a special event. This is a wonderful way to indulge your love of wine while staying at your Townhouse Hotel in London.

Upcoming events are regularly posted on the website, allowing you to keep up to date with the latest activities at this popular London wine bar. 

Berry Bros & Rudd

A London-based fine wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd also provides regular wine tastings, helping to make it one of the city’s most popular spots for wine fans. During your stay at the San Domenico House Chelsea London, you’ll be ideally placed to attend one of these sessions and get introduced to a world of delicious new flavours. There’s also the chance to book a private dinner or attend the award-winning Wine School.

Hedonism Wines

Located in Mayfair, Hedonism Wines describes itself as a haven for lovers of both fine wines and spirits. In just a few short years, it has already become one of the most popular wine venues in London, and offers visitors the chance to sample around 50 different wines including popular highlights such as the Latour 1996 and the Lafite-Rothschild 1959.

The Wine Parlour

A top wine tasting venue in Brixton, The Wine Parlour includes two venues – a bar off Atlantic Road, and a bottle shop in Brixton Village Market. Here you can enjoy sampling some delicious wines from around the world, as well as a carefully curated selection of beers and ciders.

In addition to its wine tasting events, the venue will soon be launching a series of courses and wine tours perfectly suited to real aficionados staying at San Domenico House Chelsea London.

Bottle Apostle

This creatively named venue for wine lovers is located in trendy Primrose Hill. An independent wine merchant, Bottle Apostle also provides daily free wine tastings for visitors. The space hosts special wine tasting events at key times of the year, with fun themes and extended opening hours. There are also other activities to enjoy, such as special winemaker evenings and beer tastings.

The team at Bottle Apostle provide plenty of expert guidance while you shop, and wine tasting here operates on a ‘self-service’ model thanks to its state-of-the-art wine sampling machines. Featured wines include the Malbec ‘Camille’ Vin de France, which has been produced by the same French family since the 1960s.