Try before you buy

18 Hildreth Street, Balham, London, SW12 9RQ · t:020 8616 8658

18 Hildreth Street


Welcometo the Wine Tasting shop

We are both a Wine shop and a Wine bar specialising in top quality smaller producers over delivering for the money with over 400 bottles available in store. We offer over 20 wines by the glass including organic, biodynamic and own grower champagne.

Pick any bottle off the shelves to sip on site for a flat fee or simply buy bottles to enjoy at home.

We hold weekly fun and informative themed wine tasting events at the shop and we also cater for private wine tastings, either at the shop or at a venue of your choice.

To complement our wine selection, we serve top artisan cheese and charcuterie platters.

oneDrop in and buy a bottle: We can deliver mixed cases of 6 bottles (5% discount will be given) or 12 bottles (10% discount will be given).

twoWine by the Glass: Over 20 different wines to try. Sip a glass on site or try before you buy, we will talk you through them…only if you want to!

threeWine Tasting Events: Search our events calendar to discover a fun and informative wine tasting, from a Beginners Introduction to Wine to a more in depth regional or themed tasting. We also organise private wine tasting parties held at our shop or your home. Each tasting will be tailor made to your requirements

fourFood: To compliment our wine selection, we serve Cheese and Charcuterie platters accompanied with artisan breads and relish. Choose from the menu to select mixed platters too.


  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
    19:30 to 21:00

    We compare the qualities and styles of Old World European wines put up against New World wines
    from Australia, South Africa, California and Argentina.
    Discover which ones are your favourite through a fab line up of 8 wines. A fun evening!

  • Repeats every week every Friday 40 times.
    Friday, April 28, 2017 -
    19:30 to 22:00

    Live music from our marvelous musicians James Forster and Niall Kelly. Join us from 7:30, when they'll be playing a mix of bluesy music, both their own and some brilliant covers. There's always a fun and social atmosphere on our live music nights with...

Food and Wines by the glass

We serve a range of artisan British and European cheeses and charcuterie which perfectly complement our wines.
We are seasonally changing the selection to ensure that we are tasting the beautiful produce at its finest. To share: Goose Rillettes and Hare & Armagnac Terrine served with Elephant Bakehouse bread and cornichons. We also have some lovely Portuguese tinned fish, and some Spanish nibbles including Gordal olives, Catalan almonds and kikones.

3 Artisan Cheeses platter £10.50
5 Artisan Cheeses platter £14.90 (2 to share)
Artisan Charcuterie Platter £ 14.90 (2 to share)
Mixed Platter £14.90 (2 to share)
Portugese Fish Platter £7.00 (Fennel Tuna, Sweet Pepper Tuna, Smoked Sardine, Salt Cod)
Gordal Olives £3.00
Catalan Almonds £3.00
Kikones £2.50
Habas Fritas £2.50
Goose Rillettes £9.00
Hare and Armagnac Terrine £9.00
Wine by the Glass: 
Red Wines
White Wines
Sparkling Wines
Fortified Wines