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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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NOW OPEN SATURDAYS

From midday for lunch
(London Bridge)
and dinner with live jazz
(Farringdon & London Bridge)

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 blind wine tasting championship 
26th Sep 2016

7pm

Fun and banter, with the chance to meet like-minded people. The only rule: you must like wine… A bottle of wine up for grabs for the winner on the night and of course the eventual winner gets 36 bottles of wine!

Price: £15pp (4 tickets for the price of 3)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Cheese at London Bridge! Britain v France
26th Sep 2016

7pm

A fantastic tasting as these countries both produce top cheeses, which are absolutely perfect for tasting with wine.

Price: £20pp (4 tickets for the price of 3)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Bubbly time!! Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay. Famous names together!
03rd Oct 2016

7pm

Taste Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, Veuve Clicquot Rose NV, Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2013. Wow!

Price: £20pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Pairing wine & food: Autumn canapés and Pinot Noir
03rd Oct 2016

7pm

South Africa really can compete with Burgundy - tonight you will taste something from SA, France and more, matched with tasty canapés.

Price: £20pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Fine wine: Bordeaux 2005 vintages
10th Oct 2016

7pm

Château Talbot 2005 (St Julien), Château Du Tertre 2005 (Margaux), Château Latour Martillac 2005 (Pessac Léognan), Château Beauregard 2005 (Pomerol) and the big one, Château Figeac 2005 (St Emilion).
Book now – places strictly limited!

Price: £49pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

VB’s wine, cheese & general knowledge quiz
11th Oct 2016

7pm

Surely the best value for money quiz in London?


Price: £8pp (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Hamilton Russell Wine Dinner
12th Oct 2016

7pm

Meet Anthony Hamilton Russell, the personality behind the wines, hear stories about his fabulous wine estate in the Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley and taste the remarkable range of wines, accompanied by a delicious four-course autumn dinner.

- Welcome drink: Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc

- Amuse bouche: Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc

- Starter: Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

- Main course: Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

- Cheese board: Southern Right Pinotage

Price: £69pp (welcome drink and one glass of wine per course included in the price).
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Cheese at Farringdon! Autumn cheeses & deep, fruity red wines
17th Oct 2016

7pm

As summer disappears and the days get shorter, a bit of cheese and red wine helps a long dark evening fly by!

Price: £20pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Bubbly time!! Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay. Famous names together!
17th Oct 2016

7pm

Taste Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, Veuve Clicquot Rose NV, Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2013. Wow!

Price: £20pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Affordable hidden gems – red wines
24th Oct 2016

7pm

Taste Paul Cluver Pinot Noir, Vergelegen Cabernet Merlot (a real jewel), Kaapzicht Pinotage, Andeluna 1300 Malbec, Glenelly Glass Collection Syrah & Banyuls ‘Les Clos de Paulilles’.

Price: only £10 per person!!
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

VB’s Blind Wine Tasting Championship
24th Oct 2016

7pm

Fun and banter, with the chance to meet like-minded people. The only rule: you must like wine… A bottle of wine up for grabs for the winner on the night and of course the eventual winner gets 36 bottles of wine!

Price: £15pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

An evening of Pinotage: SA’s signature red grape
31st Oct 2016

7pm

We have had the ‘onerous’ task of scrupulously choosing our Pinotage wines to ensure we get only the best – here’s the chance to taste our selection.

Price: £15pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Cheese at London Bridge! Scary cheeses… WooOoo
31st Oct 2016

7pm

We are thinking stinky, colourful, boozy, the infamous Mimolette (if you don’t know what makes it scary come and find out!!) and more… paired with a great selection of autumn wine including Meerlust Rubicon.

Price: £20pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

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VB’s blind wine tasting championship  - FARRINGDON


Fun and banter, with the chance to meet like-minded people. The only rule: you must like wine… A bottle of wine up for grabs for the winner on the night and of course the eventual winner gets 36 bottles of wine!

Price:...


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Cheese at London Bridge! Britain v France - LONDON BRIDGE


A fantastic tasting as these countries both produce top cheeses, which are absolutely perfect for tasting with wine.

Price: £20pp (4 tickets for the price of 3)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call:...


Online Tickets

Bubbly time!! Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay. Famous names together! - FARRINGDON


Taste Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV, Veuve Clicquot Rose NV, Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2013. Wow!

Price: £20pp
To book email:...


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