London Wine Week

London is set to host its second wine week this May (Image: John Coupe)
London is set to host its second wine week this May (Image: John Coupe)

After an successful inaugural year in 2014, which saw more than 7,000 Londoners and visitors celebrating the capital’s flourishing wine scene, London Wine Week (May 18 – 24) is back – popping corks, decanting great vintages and decoding the wine list.

Once again, the highlight of the festival will be the self-guided Wine Tours, helping visitors discover and understand new grapes, varieties and vintages. From dusty wine vaults to classic hotel bars, top-end restaurants to tiny hidden gems – London’s Sommeliers will guide visitors through a choice of taster wine flights, each just £5. Many venues and independent merchants are planning  paired menus, special deals on corkage and drop-in tastings to people wearing the London Wine Week wristband. Plusa get a free London bar guide to help you plan a week of tasting is also being produced!

Beyond the Wine Tours, English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber, who will be hosting the central-London Hub, while Celebrity Cruises will re recreating The Lawn Club from the top deck of their iconic ships with celebrity wine expert Oz Clarke. London’s oldest wine merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd will be running wine tasting skills lessons. Hotel group Mercure will be calling on TV wine experts Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW to curate their wine flights and host an intimate tasting session for those lucky enough to get a ticket.

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Wristbands are on sale now at www.londonwineweek.com

Dates for the Diary:
London Wine Week – Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May 2015
London Wine Fair – Monday 18 May – Wednesday 20 May 2015
London Cocktail Week – Monday 5 October – Sunday 11 October 2015
London Beer Week and Craft Beer Rising will return in February 2016

Bruce McMichael

I am freelance journalist and published author focusing on food and drink; business startups and enterprise; culture and travel. I have also written about the global upstream oil and gas industry, shipping and current affairs. Based in London, I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur.

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