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Wine Club & Events


The Vivat Bacchus Wine Club, founded in 2005 has been going for more than 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.

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(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.

Spring is in the air: South African white wine - London Bridge
03rd Apr 2017

7pm

What better way to spend a spring evening than by sipping Graham Beck sparkling and a variety of white wines? Taste Graham Beck Brut NV, Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc, Vivat Bacchus Chenin Blanc, Glenelly unoaked Chardonnay & Rustenberg Chardonnay.

Price: £15
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.

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Bubbly time! A lesson in style - can you tell a Blanc de Blancs Champagne from a standard blend? - Farringdon
03rd Apr 2017

7pm

Can you tell the difference between a Blanc de Blancs Champagne from a standard Champagne blend?

Traditionally Champagne is made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sometimes with Pinot Meunier, but fabulous varieties also feature only white grapes. This evening we’ll take you on a tour comparing six wines:

Billecart Salmonm Louis Roederer and Joseph Perrier blends and blanc de blancs.

Price: £20
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 Blind Wine Tasting Championship - Farringdon
10th Apr 2017

7pm

This month the theme is reds: Bordeaux blend, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but can you tell which is which and where they are from?

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

VB’s wine, cheese & general knowledge quiz - London Bridge
11th Apr 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.

A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

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

Bubbly time! A lesson in style - can you tell a Blanc de Blancs Champagne from a standard blend? - London Bridge
18th Apr 2017

7pm

Can you tell the difference between a Blanc de Blancs Champagne from a standard Champagne blend?

Traditionally Champagne is made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sometimes with Pinot Meunier, but fabulous varieties also feature only white grapes. This evening we’ll take you on a tour comparing six wines:

Billecart Salmon, Louis Roederer and Joseph Perrier blends and blanc de blancs.

Price: £20
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
18th Apr 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.
A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

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

Bordeaux 2000 - Farringdon
24th Apr 2017

7pm

After the success of our 1995 Bordeaux tasting, we are returning with another opportunity to taste spectacular Bordeaux from a magnificent vintage, this time from our 2000 range. The millennium year proved to be magnificent.

A rare opportunity to taste five wines including Chateau Pontet-Canet (Pauillac), Clos l’Eglise (Pomerol) and Chateau Marojallia (Margaux).

£95pp - limited spaces only!
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: The customer's favourites - London Bridge
24th Apr 2017

7pm

Chosen by you and matched with wine. Taste creamy textured, mature Lancashire Bomb, classic Comté, oozing, unctuous Epoisses, ancient Fourme d'Ambert with a history dating back 1000 years and salty Pont d'Yeu.

£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

Rosé for summer - London Bridge
02nd May 2017

7pm start
Sparkling, Champagne and rosé 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

Fine wine: Bordeaux 2001 - Farringdon
02nd May 2017

7pm start

2001 vintage was initially labelled a “normal” vintage after the much praised millennium 2000 vintage but today they are much respected and performing way above expectations. Come and taste for yourselves.

Five wines – list coming soon.

Price: £75pp
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! Irish Cheese - Farringdon
08th May 2017

7pm start

A lovely range from Ireland’s artisan cheese makers, matched with wines.

Taste Milleens (one of Ireland's oldest farmhouse cheeses), Bally Brie, Cahill Porter, Cahill Whiskey and Cashel Blue.

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
09th May 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.

A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

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

South African Bordeaux blends - London Bridge
15th May 2017

7pm start

These wines get better and better and it all started with Meerlust Rubicon. Taste this and more.

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 Blind Wine Tasting Championship - Farringdon
15th May 2017

This month we are featuring the wines of Spain and Italy.

A prize for the winner of the evening. Come along throughout the year to join our leaderboard and compete for the big end of year prize.

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

South African Wine Festival - Farringdon
24th May 2017

We are pleased to announce the dates of this years VB South African wine festival.

22nd-24th May.

Tasting £10, wine dinner £69, book both for £75!

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

An evening of Malbec - London Bridge
22nd May 2017

7pm start

Argentinian wines will feature but we even have a chilled South African one for you to taste, the elegant De Toren Délicate blend.

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

South African Wine Festival - London Bridge
26th May 2017

We are pleased to announce the dates of this years VB South African wine festival.

25th-26th May.

Tasting £10, wine dinner £69, book both for £75!

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

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz - Farringdon
30th May 2017

7pm

Test your general, wine and cheese knowledge, as well as testing the palate tasting three wines and cheeses.
A bottle of wine or fizz for the winning team, a cheese board for the runners up.

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

Cheese at London Bridge! Irish Cheese - London Bridge
30th May 2017

7pm start

A lovely range from Ireland’s artisan cheese makers, matched with wines.

Taste Milleens (one of Ireland's oldest farmhouse cheeses), Bally Brie, Cahill Porter, Cahill Whiskey and Cashel Blue.

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

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Spring is in the air: South African white wine - London Bridge

03rd Apr 2017


What better way to spend a spring evening than by sipping Graham Beck sparkling and a variety of white wines? Taste Graham Beck Brut NV, Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc, Vivat Bacchus Chenin Blanc, Glenelly...


Online Tickets

Bubbly time! A lesson in style - can you tell a Blanc de Blancs Champagne from a standard blend? - Farringdon

03rd Apr 2017


Can you tell the difference between a Blanc de Blancs Champagne from a standard Champagne blend?

Traditionally Champagne is made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sometimes with Pinot Meunier, but fabulous...


Online Tickets

VB'S Blind Wine Tasting Championship - Farringdon

10th Apr 2017


This month the theme is reds: Bordeaux blend, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but can you tell which is which and where they are from?

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

Online Tickets

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