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Vivat Bacchus Wine


We believe life’s too short to drink bad wine, and at Vivat Bacchus, that is impossible. From award winning house wines to the finest aged Bordeaux and more, you are sure to find something worthy of imbibing. We are lovers of the old world as well as the new, but have a soft spot for South Africa thanks to the South African owners. We take pride in our selection, and there is nothing on our list that we would not get stuck into ourselves!

Both restaurants have their own walk-in wine cellars, and you are more than welcome to take the cellar tour and pick out a bottle that is not on the list. We also age large quantities of wine in our vast cellars, ensuring that you don't have to drink wine that isn't completely ready to be drunk.

We sell wine to go, so if you do see something on your list that you fancy we'll offer you up to 50% off the list price if you'd like to take it home. And every month we showcase a winery in our Winery of the Month, offering you the chance to taste three wines by the glass, or as a wine flight. If you require any assistance with your wine selection, please don’t hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff for advice.


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OPEN SATURDAYS

From midday for lunch, with live Jazz from 8pm (London Bridge)

From 5pm for dinner
(Farringdon)

Winery of the month
Celler Selection

Cellar Selection



Our walk-in cellars are fully stocked with wines from all corners of the globe and with vintages dating back to 1929! Be it Bordeaux first growths, some Spanish hidden gems, or a plethora of age-worthy stickies... you should be able to find it in our cellars.

We also take pride in selling wine when we think it is ready to drink, and several of our best-selling wines are aged on site until they are ready. Ask one of the staff to show you our regularly changing cellar list, or for the full cellar experience take our cellar tour to hand pick your favourite from over 15,000 bottles.

  • About
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  • Tastings and dinners

About



The Vivat Bacchus Wine Club, founded in 2005 has been going for nearly a decade! With events held every Monday evening at both our Farringdon and London Bridge branches, the Wine Club is a great way to learn about wine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Our events are suitable for both beginners as well as seasoned tasters, the only thing we ask is that you must like wine! 

Each Wine Club event carries a specific theme, whether it is a specific country, a cheese and wine matching session, or a tasting of obscure varieties. Visit our events page to see more details of upcoming events. 

We also regularly hold Wine Dinners throughout the year, as part of our continued effort to showcase the outstanding wineries we sell wine from.  Each dinner gives one producer the opportunity to showcase five of their wines over a five-course Vivat Bacchus dinner. These ever popular dinners, held both at Farringdon and London Bridge, gives you the chance to hear from the winemakers themselves, while tasting their wines with a menu specifically made to complement the wines. 

Themes



Bubbly time: Got expensive taste? Only like bubbly? Well, this is the evening for you. Featuring Champagnes or sparkling wines and held every month, it is hosted by guest speakers. This is your chance to really tickle your taste buds with some top quality fizz.

VB’s wine & cheese quiz: We like to think of our monthly quiz night as a quiz night with a difference. Where else will you get a glass of wine on arrival, followed by general knowledge, wine and cheese questions, with blind cheese and wine tastings into the bargain?! The winning team gets a bottle of fizz, the runners up a tasty cheeseboard. So grab a team and let battle commence! (Teams of up to six people)

Fine wine: We’ll bring out the very best from the deepest recesses of our cellars; wines that we have aged and are begging to be drunk.

Something from South Africa: we regularly feature our top wineries or grapes and varieties where South Africa has something special to offer.

Master classes, without the label and blending: Be ready to taste wines blind! No, we won’t blindfold you, but the wines will be bagged up in black bags, often with interesting results and full-on debates… or you can come and learn about blending wines – an everyday activity for the wine maker but here you get to try it yourself!

Cheese and wine: What is wine without a bit of cheese to match? And at VB we know all about cheese. Our monthly tastings feature interesting cheeses from close to home or across the globe; from mild to stinky, soft to hard and paired of course with the ideal wines.

Bespoke wine or cheese tastings: You can always design your own wine or cheese tasting experience. From large parties to smaller intimate occasions, our staff are on hand to help you create your perfect event. And it’s not only tastings, why not book a wine blending session where you can learn all about blending wines, and have a go at it yourself?! Click here to see to our private tasting packages or contact us to create a bespoke event. Please provide us with your budget, what type of tasting you are interested in and dates and number of people, and we will prepare a tasting proposal and check availability.

Tastings and dinners



Wine dinners are held throughout the year. These showcase influential wine producers many of whom we have close partnerships with, with wine makers regularly visiting us. You will get the chance to hear from the winemakers themselves while tasting their wines and experiencing a menu specifically designed to complement the wines. Keep an eye out for future events and don’t forget our annual South African wine festival – look out for the dates.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
25th Jun 2018

The competition is heating up...challenge those palates with three blind wine and cheese tastings and rack your brain with testing general knowledge, wine and cheese questions. What's more, there are prizes for the top teams on the night.

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at London Bridge – Mediterranean cheese - London Bridge
25th Jun 2018

7pm

Join us at this month's cheese event to learn all about a scrumptious selection of Mediterranean cheeses from our cheese room, each paired with wine.

Taste the following for only £20pp:
Murcia al Vino
Fleur de Maquis
Manchego
Gorgonzola Picante
Foglie di Castagno - Beppino Occelli

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

A South African summer braai - 5 tasty BBQ canapés matched with wines - London Bridge
02nd Jul 2018

7pm

It's summertime and to us South Africans that means it's braai time! At this Wine Club event we bring you some sizzling BBQ canapés matched with some wines that are perfect for a braai on a sunny summers day .

Wines to be confirmed.

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Kanonkop wine tasting - Farringdon
02nd Jul 2018

7pm

Kanonkop is one of South Africa’s most well known and most respected wine estates. Taste some of their legendary reds at this Wine Club tasting as one of our experts guides you through what makes Kanonkop wines so sought after. Taste the famous Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon, the impressive Kanonkop Pinotage, the winery's signature wine Paul Sauer and more.

Price: £15pp

iMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

South African summer wines - Farringdon
09th Jul 2018

7pm

Make the most of summertime in London! Join us at this Wine Club event where we guide you through tasting some of our favourite South African wines for summer.

Taste the following stellar examples of South African wines we recommend to drink on those long, warm summer days:

Doolhof Malbec Blanc de Noir 2017
Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2017
Graham Beck Brut NV
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015

Price: £15pp

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - London Bridge
10th Jul 2018

7pm

Wine, cheese...and general knowledge! The competition is heating up! Test those palates and rack your brain at our monthly quiz - there are prizes for the top two teams on the night. Our popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite amongst our customers, so get your team together and book your tickets to secure your place! (Max 6 per team, price includes a welcome drink and a blind tasting of 3 wines and cheeses

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at Farringdon – A taste of France from Beillevaire - Farringdon
16th Jul 2018

7pm

Calling all cheese lovers!! Cheesemonger Beillevaire has been producing some of the best French cheeses for 30 years. Join us at this month's cheese event to taste the following scrumptious cheeses from Beillevaire paired with matching wines:

Machecoulais - Melt-in-the-mouth outer texture, scrumptious earthy flavour with buttery notes, from the Vendée region of France.
Patte d’Ours - The literal translation is “Bear Paw” but we don’t know why! A smooth silky texture and a tangy, nutty flavour with some sweetness.
Comté - A firm favourite, it’s earned its reputation as a classic. Tasty, hard cheese with lots of flavour.
Fourme d’Ambert - One of France’s oldest cheeses, referenced in Roman times. A smooth, soft blue.

Price: £20pp

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

South African summer wines - London Bridge
16th Jul 2018

7pm

Make the most of summertime in London! Join us at this Wine Club event where we guide you through tasting some of our favourite South African wines for summer.

Taste the following stellar examples of South African wines we recommend to drink on those long, warm summer days:
Doolhof Malbec Blanc de Noir 2017
Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2017
Graham Beck Brut NV
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015

Price: £15pp

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Confidence in wine! Mike Vieira presents VB's introductory wine course Session 5 - Farringdon
23rd Jul 2018

7pm

Are you a wine enthusiast but a bit of a beginner? VB’s Confidence in Wine course is for you - we are holding monthly sessions aimed at entry level wine enthusiasts. Naturally you’ll be tasting wines at every session!

Price: £15pp per session
SPECIAL OFFER: Only £10 per person for block bookings of 6 tickets per event or per person for the remaining sessions of the course. Please contact us on info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648 to make use of this fantastic offer.

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Kanonkop wine tasting - London Bridge
23rd Jul 2018

7pm

Kanonkop is one of South Africa’s most well known and most respected wine estates. Taste some of their legendary reds at this Wine Club tasting as one of our experts guides you through what makes Kanonkop wines so sought after. Taste the famous Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon, the impressive Kanonkop Pinotage, the winery's signature wine Paul Sauer and more.

Price: £15pp

iMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Cheese at London Bridge – A taste of France from Beillevaire - London Bridge
30th Jul 2018

7pm

Calling all cheese lovers!! Cheesemonger Beillevaire has been producing some of the best French cheeses for 30 years. Join us at this month's cheese event to taste the following scrumptious cheeses from Beillevaire paired with matching wines:

Machecoulais - Melt-in-the-mouth outer texture, scrumptious earthy flavour with buttery notes, from the Vendée region of France.
Patte d’Ours - The literal translation is “Bear Paw” but we don’t know why! A smooth silky texture and a tangy, nutty flavour with some sweetness.
Comté - A firm favourite, it’s earned its reputation as a classic. Tasty, hard cheese with lots of flavour.
Fourme d’Ambert - One of France’s oldest cheeses, referenced in Roman times. A smooth, soft blue.

Price: £20pp

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
30th Jul 2018

7pm

Wine, cheese...and general knowledge! The competition is heating up! Test those palates and rack your brain at our monthly quiz - there are prizes for the top two teams on the night. Our popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite amongst our customers, so get your team together and book your tickets to secure your place! (Max 6 per team, price includes a welcome drink and a blind tasting of 3 wines and cheeses

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets separately, please contact us to let us know, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together on the night.

What better way to end this event than getting 15% off your bill (valid for both food and wine) if you stay for dinner afterwards.

Latest News & Upcoming Events

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon

25th Jun 2018


Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to be seated with someone who has purchased their tickets...


Online Tickets

Cheese at London Bridge – Mediterranean cheese - London Bridge

25th Jun 2018


Join us at this month's cheese event to learn all about a scrumptious selection of Mediterranean cheeses from our cheese room, each paired with wine.

Taste the following for only £20pp:
Murcia al Vino
Fleur...


Online Tickets

A South African summer braai - 5 tasty BBQ canapés matched with wines - London Bridge

02nd Jul 2018


It's summertime and to us South Africans that means it's braai time! At this Wine Club event we bring you some sizzling BBQ canapés matched with some wines that are perfect for a braai on a sunny summers day .

Wines to be...


Online Tickets

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