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Wine Club & Events


Come along to our weekly Wine Clubs and sample around 300 wines per year!

From fine wine to exquisite bubbly and iconic South African wines, we carefully select our line-up in order for our customers to get the best experience.


Come and meet the winemakers and the personalities behind the wines.

To book: call 020 7353 2648 or email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk. See below for further details.

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.

Cheese at London Bridge – Extreme cheese - London Bridge
21st Aug 2017

7pm

Out adventuring for the summer? Why not venture into the extremes of cheese?

Taste the following (all paired with fabulous wines):
SABLÉ DU BOULONNAIS - the smelliest. In November 2004 was found by researchers at Cranfield University to be the "smelliest" of 15 French and British cheeses that they tested
EMMENTAL - the biggest Probably the largest cheese made, some reach 130kg in weight and measure a metre across!
BEAUFORT - the highest, from Savoie, France with the highest elevation point at 3,855 m
ROQUEFORT - the strongest. Sitting gloriously at the "strong" end of the strength-in-cheese spectrum
BRIE DE MEAUX - the oldest Brie De Meaux was first created in the Middle Ages by the monks of the Priory of Rueil en Brie

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

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.


Online Tickets

A celebration of South African wine - London Bridge
29th Aug 2017

7pm

Taste some of the SA greats, featuring the following wines:

• The FMC 2015 (Ken Forrester’s Chenin Blanc, probably the best known Chenin Blanc in SA);
• Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (a racy number from a world-class winery);
• Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016 (a top SA Chardonnay, elegant and everything you would want from a Chardonnay);
• Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2013 (a stunning wine from a vineyard following French Burgundian principles);
• Meerlust Rubicon 2013 (the all-important South African Bordeaux blend) and;
• The Chocolate Block 2015 (the ever popular Syrah blend, the “new” sensation of SA wine).

Price: £15pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

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.

Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
29th Aug 2017

Last chance to take up our summer offer! 6 tickets for the price of 5

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

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

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.

Online Tickets

South African Pinot Noir - Farringdon
04th Sep 2017

7pm start
To ease you into autumn we’ve got some great balanced soft-fruit reds in the best of South African Pinot Noir.

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

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.

Online Tickets

Cheese at Farringdon: British vs Irish - Farringdon
11th Sep 2017

7pm start

Two champions of artisan cheese, Britain and Ireland, go head to head. High quality diary, clean air and pristine pastures make the perfect conditions for Irish cheese making. Combine that with the British greats, these home-grown varieties are sure to impress! Each cheese is matched with a wine to taste also!

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

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.

Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - London Bridge
12th Sep 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!


Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

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.

Online Tickets

Dinner with the winemaker Murray Barlow - Farringdon
13th Sep 2017

7pm start.

Vivat Bacchus and Rustenberg Wines present.....dinner with Murray Barlow the winemaker!

Welcome drink on arrival. Four-course dinner with matching wines.

Wine list and menu coming soon...

Price: £69
To book: email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2548



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Pairing wine and food: taste wine and meaty canapés South African style - London Bridge
18th Sep 2017

7pm start.

If there's one thing we do best, its SA wines paired with awesome meats. This is a food and wine pairing extravaganza:

Baked fig & goat’s cheese crostini with beef biltong shavings
Graham Beck Brut NV

Home-baked boerewors & tomato bredie sausage roll, vine-ripened plum tomatoes, rock salt
The FMC Chenin Blanc 2015

Slow roast Karoo-style lamb bonbon, chakalaka sauce
Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2014

Buffalo & soft herb frikadelle 
Meerlust Rubicon 2013

Chargrilled haunch of ostrich, green beans, fruit chutney
The Chocolate Block 2015

Price: £25pp
To book email info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7353 2648

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.

Online Tickets

Cheese at London Bridge: British vs Irish - London Bridge
25th Sep 2017

7pm start

Two champions of artisan cheese, Britain and Ireland, go head to head. High quality diary, clean air and pristine pastures make the perfect conditions for Irish cheese making. Combine that with the British greats, these home-grown varieties are sure to impress! Each cheese is matched with a wine to taste also!

Price: £20pp
To book email londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7246 0891

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.

Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
25th Sep 2017

7pm

BUY 6 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 5!

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!


Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648
Book over the phone and you can purchase 6 tickets for the price of 5!

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.

Online Tickets

Cheese at Farringdon: Historical cheeses - Farringdon
09th Oct 2017

7pm start

We are going back in history with our cheeses for October. Hear the stories, taste the cheeses. All paired with matching wines.

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

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.

Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - London Bridge
10th Oct 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!

Price: £10pp includes welcome drink (maximum 6 per team)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

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.

Online Tickets

Cheese at London Bridge: Historical cheeses - London Bridge
23rd Oct 2017

7pm start.

We are going back in history with our cheeses for October. Hear the stories, taste the cheeses. All paired with matching wines.

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

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.

Online Tickets

VB's Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz - Farringdon
31st Oct 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever! Challenge your work mates and come and have some fun!

Get your team on the leaderboard; the eventual winners will each get a bottle of our favourite bubbly Graham Beck!

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

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.

Online Tickets

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Cheese at London Bridge – Extreme cheese - London Bridge

21st Aug 2017


Out adventuring for the summer? Why not venture into the extremes of cheese?

Taste the following (all paired with fabulous wines):
SABLÉ DU BOULONNAIS - the smelliest. In November 2004 was found by researchers at...


Online Tickets

A celebration of South African wine - London Bridge

29th Aug 2017


Taste some of the SA greats, featuring the following wines:

• The FMC 2015 (Ken Forrester’s Chenin Blanc, probably the best known Chenin Blanc in SA);
• Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (a racy number from a...


Online Tickets

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

29th Aug 2017


Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses. A lovely quiz, lots of laughs; a great evening. The winner and runner-up team wins a prize; this must be the best value ever!

Online Tickets

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