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London Wine Week 2016: preview

We've got the lowdown on what you can expect from London Wine Week 2016 including must-visit pop-ups, exclusive events and how you can get involved...

Oenophiles rejoice for London Wine Week 2016 is just a few days away. From 23-29 May the Drinkup.London team will once again be taking over Devonshire Square, between Liverpool street and Aldgate, with a whole host of pop-ups from a Provencal beach bar, Portugal discovery bar and Mediterranean vermouth bar to showcase the drink of the summer and, of course, the Nyetimber hub where you can pick up your wristbands and kick things off with a flight of British fizz.

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As well as the pop-ups at Devonshire Square, there are over 125 bars and restaurant taking part across the capital, all hand-picked for their wine expertise, that are offering bespoke wine flights for just £5 to LWW wristband holders.


Still thirsty for more? There’s a whole host of events to get involved with. Test your tastebuds at a blind tasting at Vinoteca as you explore wines from around the world, become a wine buyer for the day at Honest Grapes with a 2 hour tasting that will give you an insight into how the team selects wines, or chill at sunset BBQ on the roof of Queen of Hoxton with Loire Valley Wines. If you dread being presented with the wine menu at restaurants, embrace your inner sommelier by taking WSET’s crash course in food and wine matching: hosted by Master of Wine and WSET tutor, Michelle Cherutti Kowal, she will take you through a tasting of five wines paired with Terroir’s small plates, desserts and cheese and explain how food affects wine, helping you to find the perfect pairings.

If you’re looking to push the boat out over the bank holiday weekend, LWW x Disappearing Dining Club is the perfect choice as they’ve teamed up to produce a series of intimate, candle-lit suppers and long lunches. There are four to choose from with each centred around a particular wine region – Sicily, Argentina, Alsace and sparkling wines from northern Italy – with food designed to highlight the wine. Tickets range from £50-£65 for the four-course menus and wine.

There really is something for everyone this year, so head to the London Wine Week website to find out more and buy your £10 wristband.


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