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 bar specialising in top-quality wines by small producers, providing exceptional value for money. We offer a broad international range with 400 bottles available in-store, at least 20 of which are available by the glass, including organic and biodynamic wines, and our own label varieties.

Pick any bottle off the shelves to sip onsite for a flat corkage fee, or simply buy a bottle (or two) to enjoy at home.

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

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

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

twoWine by the Glass: Over 20 different wines to try. Enjoy a glass onsite or try before you buy - we will guide you through our range…only if you want to!

threeWine Tasting Events: Search our events calendar to discover fun and informative wine tasting events, from our Beginners Introduction to Wine, to a more in-depth regional or themed tasting. We also organise private wine tastings 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.


  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
    19:30 to 21:00

    Backed by popular demand, taste some classic Italian wines along with some unusual grape varieties. 7 different wines accompanied with Italian cheese and charcuterie.

    £30.00 per person.

    Phone the shop directly on 0208 616 8658 to make a...

  • Repeats every week every Friday 140 times.
    Friday, April 26, 2019 -
    19:30 to 22:00

    Friday, live blues music.

    We are extremely lucky to present you some of the best live blues musicians for a memorable set starting at 7.30PM.


  • Repeats every week every Saturday 140 times.
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
    19:30 to 22:00

    Saturday, live acoustic music.

    Solo artists will be playing soothing live acoustic sets for your listening pleasure starting at 7.30pm

    Starting at 7.30PM.


Food and Wines by the glass

We serve a range of seasonal artisan British and European cheeses and charcuterie to complement our wines, as well as a range of small nibbles.

A daily selection of artisan cheeses & charcuterie served with sourdough bread & butter:
Selection of 3 items £10.90
Selection of 5 items £14.90
Gordal Olives £3.00
Catalan Almonds £3.00
Kikones £2.50
Habas Picantes £2.50
Goose Rillettes £9.00
Hare and Armagnac Terrine £9.00
Wine by the Glass: 
Red Wines
White Wines
Sparkling Wines