Best Wine Bars & Restaurants for London Wine Week

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you really just want to drink wine every day? Well the good news is, next week it’ll be socially acceptable to do so! We’re sure that those working in Sommelier Jobs in London this week will have their work cut out next week; London Wine Week begins on Monday, 23 May and will run until Sunday, 29 May 2016. With over 125 venues to choose from and more than 500 different wines to try, may we suggest a notebook if you actually want to learn something, as the week looks set to be a blurry one.

Monday – A bit of Loire at Sager + Wilde

For those of you who haven’t frequented this little hidden gem, Sager and Wilde is a must try for all wine lovers. Based in the heart of Hackney, its dimly lit industrial chic décor will transport you into a world of your own.

Enjoy a masterclass featuring six Loire wines for £15 and if that isn’t enough, get stuck into their one-night-only Loire Valley menu. Book now

Tuesday – Learn your way around the Terroirs

Ever dreamed of getting a sommelier job but didn’t know where to start? Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is putting on a crash course in food and wine pairing at the quaint Terroirs wine bar in Covent Garden where they’ll share snippets from their Level One and Two wine courses.

Sniff, swirl and (most importantly) taste five wines paired with a selection of Terroirs delightful small plates including the delicious Felino Salame, Duck Rillettes and Pork & Pistachio Terrine. Finish the evening with dessert and cheese all for only £45. Sounds like a bargain to us! Book now

Wednesday – The Honest Grapes Wine Challenge

Caution… there will definitely be some stained teeth after this event! Honest Grapes website is giving you the chance to be a wine buyer for the night. Learn how wines are selected and sample at least 12 that they are considering listing, you decide what stays and what goes. Book now

Thursday – The disappearing dining club: Alsace Twilight

As the name suggests, the disappearing dining club won’t be around for long. Hosted in a warehouse in Devonshire Square at £60 per ticket, this is the type of event you simply turn up to and be prepared to be spoilt! From bubbly on arrival to a feasting table with wine pairing, you won’t want for much. Book now

Friday – What’s everybody drinking?

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a scholar at Le Cordon Bleu? This is your chance. Master Sommelier Matthieu Longuere, will be teaching guests how to work out what wine to serve at a dinner party or to offer to guests based on their taste preferences. Don’t panic, it won’t be a boring lecture on wine, you will get to taste a lot of it as you go along… phew! Book now

We’ll leave you to your devices over the long weekend and for those who shy away from big commitments like booking tickets a week in advance, fear not. Here are some of our favourite wine bars and restaurants in London that will all be taking part in London Wine Week in some way or another:

  • Verden
  • Social Wine and Tapas
  • Noble Rot
  • Wright Brothers
  • Plateau
  • Princess Victoria
  • Dickie Fitz
  • Camino
  • The Lockhart
  • Clerkenwell London
  • Plum & Spilt milk
  • Humble Grape
  • Hix Soho
  • 28-50
  • Village East
  • Riding House Café
  • Percy and Founders
  • Northbank

With all this talk of wine, perhaps your desire to pursue Sommelier Jobs in London has been ignited. If so, The Change Group has some fantastic sommelier job opportunities available. Whether you are looking for sommelier jobs in hotels or fine dining restaurants, get in touch with The Change Group on 02079236021 or submit your CV online.