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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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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
  • Themes
  • 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.

Spring is in the air: South African white wine
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.

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

VB'S Blind Wine Tasting Championship
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.

VB’s wine, cheese & general knowledge quiz
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.

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

VB’s wine, cheese & general knowledge quiz
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.

Bordeaux 2000
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.

Cheese at London Bridge: The customer's favourites
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.

Rosé for summer
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.

Fine wine: Bordeaux 2001
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.

Cheese at Farringdon! Irish Cheese
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.

VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge quiz
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.

South African Bordeaux blends
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.

VB'S Blind Wine Tasting Championship
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.

South African Wine Festival
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
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.

South African Wine Festival
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
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.

Cheese at London Bridge! Irish Cheese
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.

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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