For the next two weeks London is the hub of all things wine-related - as London Wine Week has kicked off, followed afterwards by English Wine Week. All manner of great wine offers are available all over London from tastings, to pairings and . AND if you just grab one of their wristbands, you can get special £5 wine deals all over town too.
We've picked out some of the top events in town...
McQueen's floral masterclass and Rothschild wine dinner
Where? Bluebird, 350 King's Rd, London SW3 5UU
When? 24 May 2016 from 7pm
Held in the Bluebird's Beaufort Private Dining Room, enjoy a Rothschild Champagne Reception with Canapés by Bluebird before enjoying a floral masterclass from the Founder of McQueens Florists, where you’ll create your very own stunning bouquet to take home. This is followed by a five-course floral-inspired tasting menu paired with wines from Waddesdon Manor’s Wine Shop.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07551 125 531
Steak and wine at Foxlow
Where? Foxlow, 69-73 St John St, London EC1M 4AN
When? 23-29 May 2016
Wine Week wristband wearers get a great deal at Foxlow in Clerkenwell where they can enjoy a Rib Eye (275g) + fries paired with a glass of Hawksmoor's own blend Gigondas for only £28.
US Revolution tasting with Honest Grapes
Where? Eurocave, 57 Chiltern St, London W1U 6ND
When? 27 May 6.30-8.30pm. £30
Honest Grapes are showcasing some of the best and most sought-after wines currently available in the States for £30. Try everything from a Red Car Winery Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2012 to a Gramercy Cellars Lower East Side Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 at EuroCave in Chiltern Street using the finest Zalto glasses.
Canape and wine matching
This bar and restaurant is owned by English wine producer Hush Heath and for English Wine Week their Head Chef has paired wines with five courses of canapés including Crab with Avocado Salad En Croute Crab Beigne and Mango Salsa, served with Balfour Brut Rosé 2011 on arrival.
Book by calling 020 7600 2705 or email email@example.com
English sparkler menu at Boyds
This Northumberland Avenue bar has put together a sparkling tasting menu for £55, created by chef Nate Brewster, complemented by some of the greatest English wines. The four-course menu is paired with wines chosen by their General Manager Fabien Babanini, the General Manager of Boyds Grill & Wine Bar, who welcomes the opportunity to share his exploration.
Enfield vineyard tours
Did you know that London had its own vineyard? Run and managed by local people, Forty Hall Vineyard is the first commercial-scale vineyard in London since the middle ages, producing and selling still and sparkling wine. They'll be open to the public and running a free wine tasting and vineyard tours.
More from London Wine Week
What's everyone drinking?
Let Le Cordon Bleu's Master Sommelier Matthieu Longuere take you through every conceivable kind of wine for entertaining. £25 for a 1.5 hour tasting.
Aldi pop-up wine shop
Head down to Shoreditch's Box Park where the week's supermarket sponsor Aldi is serving free samples of their award winning wines and putting on free wine tasting masterclasses with a Master of Wine
Best of Vinoteca
Celebrate the tenth year of Vinoteca with a dinner hosted by owners Charlie and Brett, picking out their favourites of the new 2016 Summer wine list and serving them up with three courses of Vinoteca’s top dishes.
Provencal Beach Bar
All week in Devonshire Square you'll find the Vins de Provence Beach Bar, serving a selection of 12 rosé wines from the Provence region.