If wine is your ‘thing’ and you happen to be in London, then you simply must designate an afternoon to visiting Vinopolis, the ultimate wine tasting in London experience.
In a truly unique venue, which owes much of its charm to the original Victorian architecture including high vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork, Vinopolis can be found under the arches of a Victorian viaduct in London’s Bankside.
With more than 150 wines from across the globe, including themed sections that represent the countries and regions the wines come from, visitors have the opportunity to taste wine from each corner of the world including, California, South Africa, Italy, France, Australia, as well as some less acclaimed wine-making regions such as China and Thailand.
Although it’s not just wine on the menu at Vinopolis, as for any beer lovers in London wanting to sample a refreshing ice-cold beer from the microbrewery can do so at their leisure. Likewise cocktail and champagne aficionados can tester some of the finest samples of their favourite tipple in the eloquent surroundings of the Bombay Sapphire Blue Room.
Whether you want to learn about the long and intricate process of making wine, how to shake a cocktail like Tom Cruise on ‘Cocktail’, how to match cheese and wine, or simply want to spend the day slurping wine, spirits, beer and champagne of practically every variety, Vinopolis’s wine tasting tours and master classes cater for every wine enthusiast’s whim.
Vinopolis guests can go on a choice tours, either self-guided or guided. The self-guided tours provide the perfect introduction to wine for novices and enthusiasts alike and include a 15 minute ‘How to taste wine’ session with a tutor.
Vinopolis attracts many a wine expert to come and share their expert knowledge with fellow wine lovers throughout the year. In April this year, the formidable British wine connoisseur, Oz Clark, took centre stage at Vinopolis, bringing his expertise, humour and opinion to the venue.
“The place to go for a trail of discovery and fun about wines, beers and spirits of the world,” said the celebrirty wine buff after he had visited Vinopolis.
For more information about tours, classes and even Vinopolis hen do’s and the ‘Butler in the Buff’ – the mind boggles! – Visit the Vinopolis website at vinopolis.co.uk.
And after all that wine, you might need a lay down! Why not do it in style at The Wyndham Grand, the fabulous Luxury hotel in London? You can book online or by calling +44 (0)20 7823 3000.