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The Wine Tasting Shop is a vibrant and friendly wine venue in Balham, South West London. We are a wine merchant and wine bar specialising in top quality wines from smaller or lesser-known producers and provide exceptional value for money.


A wine tasting you won’t forget

Search our events calendar to sign up for one of our regular wine tastings. Whether you’re just starting on your wine journey or you’ve already travelled the long and winding wine road, we have a tasting event to suit you.

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Discover your next favourite bottle

We offer a broad range of wines from around the world with over 300 bottles available in-store, including organic, biodynamic and natural wines. Our friendly and knowledgeable wine advisors are on hand to help you find the perfect wine.

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Opening hours

Mon: 4pm – 9pm
Tue: 1pm – 9pm
Wed: 1pm – 10pm
Thu: 1pm – 11pm
Fri: 11am – Midnight
Sat: 10am – Midnight
Sun: 11am – 7pm

What’s new

Meet Res Fortes Winemaker, Moritz Bak – Friday 5th July

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Our next Meet the Maker event is here this Friday and this time we will be hosting Moritz Bak, a Balham local turned award-winning winemaker now based in Roussillon, France. Moritz'…
Charcoal BBQ

We love wine with… Bank Holiday Barbeques

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May not only brings with it the promise of Summer (finally!) but two bank holidays in quick succession. And, as the next long weekend approaches, we’re daring to ask ourselves…

Meet the Makers – Tuesday 14th May

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Join us for a fantastic evening at our Balham bar as we present a sensational South African double act! Meet the masterminds behind Angus Paul Wines and Oldenburg Vineyards -…
Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela pours wine from oak vat.

Meet Aslina winemaker Ntsiki Biyela – Tuesday 5th March

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We are absolutley delighted to welcome Ntsiki Biyela to the shop on the 5th March. Ntsiki is a truly inspiring winemaker, both for the quality of the wines she makes…

The perfect gift

Hesitating between a lively Pinot Noir and a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our gift vouchers. Valid for purchases in our shop, including our wine tasting events.

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What northern Italian white wine is light and crisp with notes of lemon, melon, peach and yellow apple?


Pinot Grigio