Try before you buy

18 Hildreth Street, Balham, London, SW12 9RQ · t:020 8616 8658

18 Hildreth Street


Welcometo the Wine Tasting shop

We are both a Wine shop and a Wine bar specialising in top quality smaller producers over delivering for the money with over 400 bottles available in store. We offer over 20 wines by the glass including organic, biodynamic and own grower champagne.

Pick any bottle off the shelves to sip on site for a flat fee or simply buy bottles to enjoy at home.

We hold weekly fun and informative themed wine tasting events at the shop and we also cater for private wine tastings, either at the shop or at a venue of your choice.

To complement our wine selection, we serve top artisan cheese and charcuterie platters.

oneDrop in and buy a bottle: We can deliver mixed cases of 6 bottles (5% discount will be given) or 12 bottles (10% discount will be given).

twoWine by the Glass: Over 20 different wines to try. Sip a glass on site or try before you buy, we will talk you through them…only if you want to!

threeWine Tasting Events: Search our events calendar to discover a fun and informative wine tasting, from a Beginners Introduction to Wine to a more in depth regional or themed tasting. We also organise private wine tasting parties held at our shop or your home. Each tasting will be tailor made to your requirements

fourFood: To compliment our wine selection, we serve Cheese and Charcuterie platters accompanied with artisan breads and relish. Choose from the menu to select mixed platters too.


  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 -
    19:00 to 22:00

    An exploration of various tasty cuts of beef and wines perfectly matched to go with them. Hosted by Phil (Foxlow) and Julia (The Wine Tasting Shop). There will also be Iberico pork cuts served to ensure steak doesn't steal all the limelight!


  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
    19:30 to 21:00

    There might be a wine from Rioja, but Spain can offer so much more! We will travel through Galicia in the North-West and down to Malaga in the south. The line up of 7 wines will be paired with Empanada, tortilla, cheese, olives and iberico ham to accompany...

  • Repeats every week every Friday 40 times.
    Friday, January 20, 2017 -
    19:30 to 22:00

    Live music from our marvelous musicians James Forster and Niall Kelly. Join us from 7:30, when they'll be playing a mix of bluesy music, both their own and some brilliant covers. There's always a fun and social atmosphere on our live music nights with...

  • Repeats every week every Saturday 20 times except Sat Dec 24 2016, Sat Dec 31 2016.
    Saturday, January 21, 2017 -
    19:30 to 22:00

Food and Wines by the glass

We serve a range of artisan British and European cheeses and charcuterie which perfectly complement our wines.
We are seasonally changing the selection to ensure that we are tasting the beautiful produce at its finest. To share: Goose Rillettes and Hare & Armagnac Terrine served with Elephant Bakehouse bread and cornichons. We also have some lovely Portuguese tinned fish, and some Spanish nibbles including Gordal olives, Catalan almonds and kikones.
To warm you up: homemade Beef Stew, hearty Cassoulet Gimontois.

3 Artisan Cheeses platter £10.50
5 Artisan Cheeses platter £14.90 (2 to share)
Artisan Charcuterie Platter £ 14.90 (2 to share)
Mixed Platter £14.90 (2 to share)
Portugese Fish Platter £7.00 (Fennel Tuna, Sweet Pepper Tuna, Smoked Sardine, Salt Cod)
Gordal Olives £3.00
Catalan Almonds £3.00
Kikones £2.50
Habas Fritas £2.50
Beef stew £12.00
Goose Rillettes £9.00
Hare and Armagnac Terrine £9.00
Cassoulet Gimontois 2 grilled Toulouse sausages pork belly and lingot haricot beans £15.00
Wine by the Glass: 
Red Wines
White Wines
Sparkling Wines
Fortified Wines