Throughout the year we offer a range of special events for wine, whisky and food lovers alike.  From exclusive tasting sessions with renowned experts like Oz Clarke and Susy Atkins to seasonal masterclasses and activities on the wine tasting experience, these are ideal events if you’re looking for something different to do with your friends in London!

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Special Events

 
Image kindly provided by BGCC © Beso GulashviliWINES OF GEORGIA MASTERCLASS – Friday 23rd May, 7pm

This May, we cordially invite you to sample and discover six distinct and delectable Georgian wines in a masterclass hosted by Senior Wine Expert, Tom Forrest, and sponsored by the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce.

The oldest winemaking nation in the world, Georgia harvests over 500 different varieties of grapes, using a traditional and unique method of wine production through the use of Kvevri vessels. Winemaking in Georgia is more than just a celebration; it is a statement of identity and attachment to the land.  Join Tom this May to explore Georgia’s past, present and future in the world of wine.

 
English Wine MasterclassA TASTE OF ENGLAND - Friday 30th May, 7pm

Soon to join the ranks of tea, Yorkshire puddings, and marmite, learn just why England’s wine-making skills should not be under-estimated!

To celebrate English Wine Week this May, we’re offering an extra-special taste of home-grown delights from the English Vineyard.  Swirl, sniff and slurp your way through a selection of charming English wines with Senior Wine Expert, Tom Forrest, as he takes you through six of his favourite tipples straight out of the shires of England.  In this exclusive masterclass you will not only learn how the English wine industry is becoming a key player in the wine-making world but also discover which grape varieties bring out the best in English wines based on the ever-changing British climate, all whilst tasting the evidence for yourselves!

 
Barrel of Laughs: Wine Tasting & Comedy NightBARREL OF LAUGHS WINE TASTING & COMEDY NIGHT, Friday 6th June, from 4pm

Kick-start your evening with a self-guided visit to the Essential Wine Tasting Experience including 7 tokens to use on your choice of wines, spirits and champagne.  Then get comfy for an evening of comedy genius, with a cracking line up including the effortlessly hilarious Carl Donnelly, the slick and entertaining Sarah Kendall and quirky newcomer Pat Cahill, all MC’d by the talented Mark Dolan.*

 
© Marina Selvaraj MEANTIME BEER TASTING WORKSHOP, Friday 20th June, 7pm

On Friday 20th June, we will be hosting our first ever Beer Tasting Workshop in conjunction with London’s very own brewers, Meantime. Their journey first began in Greenwich in 1999, yet whilst their empire has grown considerably over the past 15 years, they have continued to remain fiercely proud of their London roots. Known worldwide for their excellent quality beer, a Meantime brewing expert will take you on a tutored tasting of six delicious beers plus a background into what makes their home brews so unique. 

Go on, grab your dad and treat him to a cold one this Father’s Day!

Or enjoy FREE Meantime Beer samples available on the Wine Experience throughout Father’s Day Weekend (Friday 13th-Sunday 15th June)

 

 
California DreamingCALIFORNIA DREAMING – Friday 4th July, 7pm

Yes, it’s 4th July and time to celebrate Independence Day (not just the movie!) and everything great about America. There’s so much culture to celebrate – hot dogs, baseball, Steven Spielberg to name just a few – but American wine is our passion at Vinopolis!  Join Senior Wine Expert, Tom Forrest, for a voyage of discovery into six great American wines, featuring wineries that took part in the infamous Judgment of Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.

It’s time to wake up and smell the Zinfandel!

 
Meet Oz Clarke this OctoberMEET THE EXPERT: OZ CLARKE, 25th October
VIP session: 12pm; Standard session: 3pm, 5pm

Oz Clarke is back! Join him this Autumn as he guides you through five of his top wines to look for in 2015. What gives them such great quality, what he loves about them, and most importantly, what they taste like. Oz is the consummate wine lover & expert, share his passion this October at Vinopolis.

 

 

 

Regular Masterclasses & Courses

Welcome to Wine - held on the first Sunday of every month

Time: 1pm Duration: 1 hour Cost: £35

 

Welcome to Cheese & Wine - held on the second and last Sunday of every month

Time: 1pm Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: £50 

 

Chocolate & Wine MasterclassChocolate & Wine – held on the last Thursday of every month except 13th March

Time: 7pm Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: £40 

 

 

Cocktail Masterclass – held on the first and third Thursdays of every month

Time: 7pm Duration: 1.5-2 hours Cost: £40

 

Whisky Masterclass - held on the third Thursday of every month

Time: 7pm Duration: 2 hours Cost: £50 per person 

 

WSET QualificationsWSET Awards in Wine and Spirits - throughout the year

Senior wine experts Melanie and Tom run WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits and the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits in the spring and autumn months.