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Wine Club & Events


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. Click the Events tab below to see more details of upcoming events.


Vivat Bacchus Wine Club have a special of 4 tickets for the price of 3 for August and September, now is the time to try it out!

NOW OPEN SATURDAYS

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

  • Events
  • Themes
  • Tastings and dinners

Events


Meet fellow wine lovers by coming along to our Wine Club events, which gives you the opportunity to sample around 300 wines a year. Take part in the wine and cheese quiz, blind wine tasting championships, cheese and wine pairings, fine wine tastings and more. There’s the opportunity to taste a diverse range of wines from the exquisite and famous bubbly, Cristal, to iconic South African wines like Meerlust Rubicon and Kanonkop Paul Sauer (and if you haven’t heard of these SA Bordeaux style blends then maybe that’s reason in itself to come along?).

VB’s close relationships with the South African wineries and suppliers results in a wide range of event offerings; Wine Club tastings, Wine Dinners where customers can meet the winemakers and the annual South African wine festival. Keep a look out for the wine dinners that crop up every month or two (join the mailing list and you will get told about them in advance).

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.

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


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Pairing wine & food: Autumn canapés and Pinot Noir - LONDON BRIDGE
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

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Fine wine: Bordeaux 2005 vintages - FARRINGDON
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

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VB’s wine, cheese & general knowledge quiz - LONDON BRIDGE
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 - FARRINGDON
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


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

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Cheese at Farringdon! Autumn cheeses & deep, fruity red wines - FARRINGDON
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

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Affordable hidden gems – red wines - LONDON BRIDGE
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

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VB’s Blind Wine Tasting Championship - FARRINGDON
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

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An evening of Pinotage: SA’s signature red grape - FARRINGDON
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


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Cheese at London Bridge! Scary cheeses… WooOoo - LONDON BRIDGE
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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Bubbly time!! VB’s choices - FARRINGDON
07th Nov 2016

7pm

Includes Joseph Perrier Brut NV, Billecart-Salmon Brut NV, SA’s fantastic Graham Beck Brut and more.

To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

VB’s wine, cheese & general knowledge quiz - LONDON BRIDGE
08th Nov 2016

7pm

It’s the last quiz of 2016 so we’ll be crowning the overall champion!!! Plus… more prizes on the night.

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

Canapé “Christmas Dinner” - LONDON BRIDGE
14th Nov 2016

7 pm

Five canapés creating a “Christmas Dinner”, tasted with bubbles, a white, a red, a dessert wine and a port.

To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Cheese at Farringdon! Boozy cheese - FARRINGDON
14th Nov 2016

7pm

Well, it’s almost Christmas so what else could we do?

To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Magnificent Meerlust - FARRINGDON
21st Nov 2016

7pm

Rubicon put South Africa on the world wine map – taste this and more.

To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

South African Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot - LONDON BRIDGE
21st Nov 2016

7pm

Big, bold reds; elegance & finesse; these grapes have everything to offer.

To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Latest News & Upcoming Events

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:...


Online Tickets

Pairing wine & food: Autumn canapés and Pinot Noir - LONDON BRIDGE


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...


Online Tickets

Fine wine: Bordeaux 2005 vintages - FARRINGDON


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...


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