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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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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.

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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 nowledge, 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.

Live Jazz on Saturday's!
28th May 2016

We are very excited to announce that as of February 13th, we will now be open on Saturday's!

We will be opening from 11am for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

Live Jazz!

Farringdon:
Between 2.30pm - 5pm and then again at 8-11pm

London Bridge
8pm - 11pm only

Fine wine tasting: Bordeaux 2009 & 2010 vintages
08th Feb 2016

8th Feb 2016 - 7pm

Where else can you sample six fabulous Bordeaux wines for this price?? We are delving into the cellars and bringing out six amazing wines for you to taste. Come taste: Ch Pichon Longueville Comtessa de Lalande 2009, Ch Moulin Riche 2009, Blason d'Issan 2009, Ch Haut Batailley 2010 and more. Places are strictly limited so book now!

Price: £39pp
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

VB’s wine and cheese tasting quiz
09th Feb 2016

9th Feb 2016 - 7pm

Join us for our monthly wine and cheese quiz which includes a welcome glass of wine on arrival, then taste a selection of delectable wines and cheeses whilst we quiz your general knowledge and more! The winning team gets a bottle of fizz, the runners up a tasty cheeseboard.

Price: £8pp
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7234 0891

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Master Class
15th Feb 2016

15th Feb 2016

Established in 1772, this historic house carries the mark of Barbe Nicole Ponsardin, who as a widow aged only 27 took the helm. Amongst other things, she invented the first riddling table, used to create crystal clear wine; a method still used today.

Taste Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé, Vintage 2004, Vintage Rosé 2004 and Demi Sec.

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

Cheese! From mountains to caves
15th Feb 2016

15th Feb 2016 - 7pm

Some of the best cheese comes from the highest places and the darkest caves. From the beautiful grazing meadows in the Haute Savoie famous for huge rounds of cheese (think Beaufort) to the humid caves of Combalou (think Roquefort) we will taste our way through a fabulous selection.

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

Club Carnivore February Feasts
20th Feb 2016

Sat 20th Feb 2016 - 7pm

Five courses with matching wines.
The Rules:
Red meat only
Red wine only
Magnums & bigger bottles only

Price: £69pp
(includes one glass of wine per course)
To book email: londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk
or call: 020 7234 0891

Heaven and Earth: taste wines from the Hemel-en-Aarde valley
22nd Feb 2016

22nd Feb 2016 - 7pm

The region really lives up to its name, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, where the altitude, soil and climate are just right for wine making, especially of the Burgundian varietals. Here a whole host of wineries produce a stunning range of wines. Tasting includes wine from Hamilton Russell, Bouchard Finlayson, Newton Johnson, Creation and more.

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

VB’s blind wine tasting championship 2016: Round 1
22nd Feb 2016

22nd Feb 2016

Running throughout 2016 – every month the winner walks away with a bottle of wine AND at the end the winner of the series gets six, yes six, cases of wine!! We know we have loads of knowledgeable customers but here is the chance to put your taste buds to the test in the first of the series. Taste 6 wines per night. Book early though, we can accommodate a maximum of 30 people per monthly tasting.

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

Club Carnivore February Feasts
27th Feb 2016

Sat 27th Feb 2016 - 7pm

Five courses with matching wines.
The Rules:
Red meat only
Red wine only
Magnums & bigger bottles only

Price: £69pp
(includes one glass of wine per course)
To book email: info@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call: 020 7353 2648

Cheese! Extreme cheeses
29th Feb 2016

29th Feb 2016 - 7pm

Are you ready to go the distance???
From the highest, stinkiest, strongest, oldest and more, and as usual paired with some fantastic wines.

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

“The impossible twins”: taste Ken Forrester & Martin Meinert wines
29th Feb 2016

29th Feb 2016 - 7pm
These two are long established wine makers and longtime friends of VB, tonight we are going to show you what these wine makers are all about. The tasting will include our time-honoured favourites from Martin: his Cabernet Sauvignon, Synchronicity and Merlot, while from Ken we will taste FMC and the famous sticky “T”.
Join us for some fun and prepare for the dinner we plan later in the year with them.

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

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