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17th April

Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the first rosé drinkers are coming out of hibernation, it can only mean one thing: another Wine Tasting Shop Grand Tasting is upon us!
We interrupt our regular schedule of Thursday tastings to bring you our biannual oenological extravaganza, with over 50 different wines available to try. You don't have to try them all, but it's been done before (staff tip - book the Friday off work....)

18th November


LOCATION: France - Bordeaux

GRAPE VARIETIES PLANTED: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.


9th November


COUNTRY: Argentina


White - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier

Red - Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc

3rd June

Starting this Friday 5th June we will be hosting a live Jazz Session at the shop from 7.30-9.30pm.

Drop in and enjoy a glass of wine with a choice of Cheese & Charcuterie served with Elephant Bakehouse speciality breads while you listen to the free Jazz!

Playing on the first and third Friday of each month.

4th July

We have finally finished our renovations. We are now serving wines by the glass to be enjoyed in-store with artisan cheese & charcuterie. You can also pick any bottle of wine off the shelf to drink on the premises for a standard £9.00 corkage.

24th June

A few places still available for tomorrow nights Rhone tasting at 7.30pm.

Fab line up of wines including some TOP Crozes Hermitage, Gigondas, Cote Rotie & of course some Chateaneuf Du Pape!

Cheese & Charcuterie to match.

Don't miss out... Call the store to book on 0208 616 8658.

20th June

Due to popular demand for the Champagne tasting we have changed the date to Thursday 10th July.

This is a very special Champagne tasting focusing on the history and development of Champagne, including top examples of some exciting own grower champagnes such as Agrapart & Fils and Bereche et Fils.

Canapes and cheese to accompany the tasting.

Phone the shop on 0208 616 8658 to make a booking.

24th April

New delivery in from one of our favourite producers Domaine Treloar. A family run boutique winery in the Roussillon, one of France's most exciting wine regions.

It seems we are not the only ones who are loving the wines, Jancis Robinson having sung their praises in her latest Purple Pages.

2010 Domaine Treloar 'Three Peaks', £11.50. Jancis rates 17!

2011 Domaine Treloar 'Motus' £15.50. Jancis rates 17.5!

2007 Domaine Treloar 'Tahi' £18.50. Jancis rates 17.5!

Fantastic wines delivering well above this price point, hurry in as they won't last long!

Anonymous (not verified)
21st January

We are very excited about this one! Ben Henshaw from Indigo Wines will be joining us for a Spanish wine adventure, through some interesting wines from lesser known regions, as well as some classic Rioja all representing excellent value.

There will be some light Tapas & Tortilla to be enjoyed with the wine.

Limited places available £22.00 per person.

Thursday, January 23rd 2014. 7.30 - 9.00pm.
Ph : 0208 616 8658

Anonymous (not verified)
6th November

A rare opportunity to hear about Champagne straight from the horses mouth! J.Lassale are own-grower Champagne producers (our favourite kind!) and put a lot of extra T.L.C. into their bubbles! But don't take our word for it - tickets are £15 and you'll get to try all 4 of her Champagnes!
Call to book!