Your guide to London Wine Week


The Tap & Bottle at Flat Iron Square, home to the Berry Bros. & Rudd pop-up wine bar

Today marks the start of the Big Smoke’s annual celebration of wine, and with hundreds of events and offers on around the city, we highlight the ones we’ll be making a beeline for

This year’s London Wine Week “hub” is Flat Iron Square – drop by for jeroboams of Pol Roger, white Port and tonic from Graham’s, and – last but certainly not least – the first ever pop-up wine bar from yours truly. We’ll be pouring flights, glasses and bottles in our two-day takeover of the Tap & Bottle. Elsewhere around the city, there is plenty going on. Here are a few that made our short-list:

  • Drop into Sager + Wilde on Hackney Road for a mini incarnation of their iconic cheese toasties paired with a glass of wine (£5)
  • Sample classic wine and food pairings at Noble Rot – first up is Muscadet and oysters, then Jura and Comté (£6-10)
  • Step away from the Marlborough Sauvignon and explore New Zealand’s diversity in three wines at Brixton favourite The NZ Wine Cellar (£5)
  • Each branch of the hallowed Hawksmoor is offering a different food and wine pairing – the Air Street outlet (which is conveniently close to No.3), for example, is putting on a glass of Lustau’s thrilling Manzanilla with langoustine scampi (£9). We’ll see you there…
  • Track down your chosen Vinoteca for a trio of rosés to herald summer’s arrival (£5)
  • And – if you don’t have a street party set up – head to the London Wine Week Hub to watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot. There will be plenty of fizz, cake and bunting, we’re told.
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