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October Sake Sessions

To kick off World Sake Day on Sunday 1 October, we'll be opening Sake in all our shops on the day. Our resident sake expert, Laz, will also be hosting a free tasting all weekend in Crouch End, Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October. Please do drop in and discover the incredbile diversity of Sake.



We will also have two Sake at our FREE Friday tastings on the 6th and the 13th of October at all our shops. Feel free to drop in from 4-8pm, no bookings requtired. 


Want to know even more? Then we have two tutored sit-down tastings with Laz on Sunday 15th in East Village E20 and Thursday 19th October in Victoria Park village. You will be a sake sumarai in no time. 


Visit our Events page for more details. 


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Calling all Cyclists! Tom and the Peloton 2013 Ventoux AOC

We are proud to present this red Ventoux to mark the 50th anniversary of Tom Simpson’s death, a British cyclist from the 1960s, one of the best ever, who died of exhaustion within a mile of the summit of Mont Ventoux. A memorial on the roadside close to where he died has since become a place of pilgrimage. A rich Ventoux red for £12.80 per bottle - for each bottle sold, it includes a small charitable donation to the Simpson family to maintain the memorial. 
Born in County Durham, Tom Simpson was one of Britain’s greatest cyclists. Specialising in pursuit racing, he won amateur medals at both the 1956 Olympics and the 1958 Commonwealth Games. 
In 1959, Simpson moved to France, winning his first professional race, the Tour de Flanders, two years later. He was the first ever British rider to wear the Yellow Jersey, finishing 6th overall in the Tour de France of 1962. His pleasant disposition made him popular with both fans and the peloton. 
Sadly, in the thirteenth stage of the Tour of 1967, Simpson collapsed and died during and ascent of Mount Ventoux. He was 29 years old. A memorial on the roadside close to where he died has since become a place of pilgrimage. His character and charm, but determination and will to win ensures that Tom, le plus fort will always be held in high esteem by his fellow cyclists.
“His body ached, his legs grew tired, but still he would not give in.”


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Free BYO for all

We've worked hard to partner with some of the best local restaurants surrounding our shops. Take advantage of their fantastic BYO offers and forget about having to do the dishes for a night!


The Empress E9 (Hackney)

130 Lauriston Road, London, E9 7LH

020 8533 5123

Michelin Bib Gourmand winner and one of Hackney's best gastropubs - conveniently located just across the road from us. Enjoy FREE BYO every Tuesday for all our wines. 


Bistro Union (Clapham)

40 Abbeville Road, London, SW4 9NG

020 7042 6400

Famed for their "quintessentially British cuisine", we're thrilled to have these guys down the road from us in Abbeville Village. Enjoy FREE BYO every Sunday and be sure to pre-book for their legendary Sunday Sunday Supper Club.


The Gatehouse (Highgate)

1 North Road, Highgate Village, N6 4BD

020 8340 8054

Don't be fooled by it's traditional English exterior! Chef Chris Payne has helped transformed this Highgate icon into one of North's London's top gastropubs. The new menu has a delightful Spanish focus, and expect a wine and craft beer list to savour. Enjoy FREE BYO every Monday for all wines brought from us.


Market Restaurant (Camden)

43 Parkway, London, NW17PN

020 7267 9700

A hidden gem for Camden locals. There's a real focus on British cuisine and showcasing the best of the season with a daily changing menu that reflects this committment. Enjoy FREE BYO every Monday for all wines brought from us. 

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Free Friday Tastings in March, featuring The New Spain

There's so much exciting wine emerging from Spain, where do we start? You may know Rioja but there's so much more to Spain today. There's a new generation of winemakers making authentic wines that speak of the land. Regions such as Toro, Ribeiro, Madrid and Montsant - just to name a few of the reds. Then there's the mouthwatering whites that can match any number of tapas plates you throw at it. 

We'll have a red and white open every Friday in March from 4pm to 8pm. Keep an eye out for our weekly blackboard of wines on twitter or facebook to find out what's being poured. 

Drop by - it's free! - and taste the New Spanish wine. 

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February is... Austrian Fridays!

Taste Austrian Wine Every Friday in February
Don't know much about Austrian wine? What makes Austria cool is she has her very own grape varieties: Gruner Veltliner, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent, Roter Veltliner, as well as having some of the finest Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc on the planet. Join us for our FREE Tastings every Friday in February from 4-8pm where we'll be pouring two Austrian wines every week. As Julie Andrews may say about tasting Austrian wine, soon it will be as easy as Do-Re-Mi... 

Austrian wine. All Shops, Every Friday, 4-8pm
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It's January Sale time!

Need to stock up again after the holidays?

Buy 3 wines and get 5% off. Buy 6 wines and get 10% off. Buy 12 wines and get 15% off.


*Offer valid in-store only (not online) and excludes spirits and beers. This offer can not be combined with any other offers. Valid until 31st January, 2017.

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Last date for Christmas deliveries

If you need to arrange collections or deliveries over the Christmas period, please ensure you order online before midday Thursday 22nd December. Orders on Friday 23rd Friday are not expected to be delivered until Wednesday 28 December.

Don't go thirsty over the holidays - order before midday, Thursday 22nd December!


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2016 Christmas Opening Hours

Please find our Opening Hours for the weeks of Christmas 2016 and New Year's Day 2017:
December 21  10am – 9pm 
December 22   10am – 9pm 
December 23   10am – 9pm 
Christmas Eve    9am – 6pm (except East Village: open until 4pm)
Christmas Day  CLOSED
Boxing Day  CLOSED
December 27  CLOSED
December 28   Normal hours (except East Village: closed)
December 29   Normal hours
December 30      Normal hours
New Years Eve  10am – 6pm
New Years Day  CLOSED
January 2  CLOSED
January 3 CLOSED
January 4 OPEN (Normal hours)


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