This is the inaugural event of a celebration of the grape and vine by the organisers of London Cocktail Week. A £10 wristband will gain you access to exclusive wines by the glass and tasting flights at more than 100 bars and restaurants. A score of wine merchants will be also be hosting events and discounts.
The pick of the events include a special tutored tasting (£38) at Hedonism Wines, the jaw-droppingly opulent wine store in Mayfair; a two-hour crash course at the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) in choosing from wine lists; tastings with Tom Harrow, aka WineChap; and the Three Wine Men (Tim Atkin, Oz Clarke and Olly Smith) having a good innings at the The Oval cricket ground, where they’re leading tastings. Check the website for the specifics of a very busy week for wine-lovers. Guy Dimond