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22nd December

Just a quick post as we are, like Santa's elves, ensconced in the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations! We bet you feel the same.

Many of you have been popping round the shop for nice bottles of wine as last minute gifts, and with our special range Christmas wines, it's easy to pick the right gift at the right price.

Not to mention, the cases of Christmas dinner-matching wines that have marching out the door like tin soldiers! We're always here to help you choose the perfect wine to match your meal, and Christmas is no exception.

14th December

The Holidays are upon us, and in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we thought we'd make your wine purchase as smooth as our new top Burgundy.

You may already know which of our amazing wines you'd like to accompany your Turkey or to add some Champagne effervescence to your pre-meal mingle. Now you can pre-order your wines, to make the process even easier!

Send an email to listing the wines and the time you'd like to pick up, and we will have them priced, wrapped, and ready to go!

25th October

No, it's not a tasting event involving wine and pickles ...

But as wine tasting events go, this is another of those deliciously worthy events, benefiting our community's tiniest members.

Ickle Pickles is a charity which raises funds to purchase equipment vital to the survival of ill and/or premature infants. Ickle Pickles seeks to fill the gap in NHS funding, providing incubators, ventilators, and other key pieces of equipment in Neonatal Units.

24th October

Tuesday November 1st, 8pm £20 per person

If chocolate and wine are something of a regular indulgence for you, there's never been a better reason to indulge! 2Water Wine Charity, which funds the building of clean water wells in Sub-Saharan Africa and Nepal through charity wine tasting events, will be teaming up with fine chocolatier Brix and The Wine Tasting Shop for a fantastic evening!

There will be a raffle of chocolate goodies, and proceeds are for a GREAT cause.

Now you can give your indulgence a greater purpose, how delicious is that?!?!

12th October

South West Supper Club @ The Wine Tasting Shop!!! Thursday 20th October

Book now for this pop-up kitchen and wine pairing evening. 5 course meal begins with canapés and Champagne .... see the Menu, and follow the links for media buzzzz...

The Local Guardian

London Pop Ups

12th September

Read what one of our happy customers said about the birthday party she planned with us at The Wine Tasting Shop;
"a massive thank you for organising such a wonderful wine tasting session ... everyone had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed the wines, food and format if the evening.."

Call the shop to plan your next birthday, holiday party, or other swanky social event with us! We have many options to suit your needs, and look forward to hosting your memorable evening!

(0)20 8616 8658

7th September

Starting next Monday 19th September I'm starting the Wine Tasting Shop Running Club.

Monday nights 7-7:30pm we will run 30 minutes for beginners or any one who can run 20 minutes
quite easily.

Don't worry, this isn't an Iron Man event, more of a healthy social evening with lots of tips and encouragement. Beginners will soon progress to the Tuesday night runs for more experienced runners...

Tuesday 20th September, a 7:00pm start. 10km run. Again, quite social but the aim is to do Tempo runs as a group, and to improve your 10km practice runs.

26th August

Had a fantastic time in the Languedoc!
Lots of chilling out with the family ; but still had time to visit some amazing vineyards in the
Montpeyroux area of the Languedoc. Alain Chabanon showed me round his vineyard and cool
winery without a temperature controlled panel in sight! There are egg shaped concrete vats and
the odd barrel just full of a vintage he is still ruminating about what to do with.

The Trelans 2007 tasted as good as I remembered and I realised that Alain is making Right bank

12th August

The shop will be closed from Sunday 14th August - Thursday 18th August.

We will be taking time to source more amazing wines, and have a bit of fun in
the Languedoc!

Check our Events time table from the 21st August for a full list of exciting new Wine Tastings from
September through to December.


Julia and Devon.

8th July

Have dinner reservations nearby?

Pop in to sample our exciting array of red, white and sparkling wines!

Our £5 stamp card makes it easy to sample. You can share the stamp card with a guest, or redeem the unused bit on your next visit.

A mini-tasting at The Wine Tasting Shop - the perfect way to start your evening out!