Bottle ApostleVictoria Park Village

Bottle Apostle, Victoria Park Village

The Victoria Park Village Bottle Apostle wine shop opened in July 2009 with the vision that a london wine shop could cater as much to the wine novice as it does to the seasoned tippler. We believe customers should be able to explore wine without feeling intimidated. We strive to offer our customers much more than the predictable off-license or supermarket selections while still aiming to be within a competitive price range.

Bottle Apostle,Victoria Park Village

95 Lauriston Road Hackney London E9 7HJ 

020 8985 1549


Normal Opening Times:
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm

Upcoming Events

Summer Sake Tasting

Summer Sake Tasting27/06 at 7:30pm

Victoria Park Village


A Sense of Place: German Riesling

A Sense of Place: German Riesling25/07 at 7:30pm

Victoria Park Village


Mums of Victoria Park

Mums of Victoria Park30/07 at 1:00pm

Victoria Park Village



Growing up in Hungary it was inevitable to develop a soft spot for wine – especially Tokaji (which in Laz's opinion is still the greatest wine EVER). He's been visiting vineyards from a tender age, helping with harvests (they know how to organise elementary school trips back in the day!). After getting a degree in Food Engineering, a multitude of job and countries followed, going the full circle, back into wine. Long years in the London hospitality scene, many inspiring teachers, and various courses, he just loves to imbibe in the world of wine. His absolute faves are from Hungary, Austria, Germany, and the gems of the former Eastern block countries.


Vincenzo hails from Naples in Italy where he studied hospitality while studying, although he has always been into wine. He grew up drinking wine with his family sourced from local farmers around Mount Vesuvius; as a child, they were allowed a small sip on big Sunday lunches. He enjoys red wines and his favourites are, of course, Italian wines, from various Italian regions: Taurus, Chianti, Barolo and Cannonau di Sardegna, in particular. In London, he likes to try new wines, his favourite being the one he hasn't tasted yet! 


Filipe originally hails from Madeira, Portugal. He loves Italian and Port wines and has visited many wineries in Italy and the Douro and enjoys knowing the story behind the label - in particular, the terroir and production. He has spent 5 years working in hospitality, mostly in wine bars that specialise in Italian wine. He has professional Italian sommelier and WSET qualifications.

Wine Styles Guide
Lighter dry wines
Aromatic + off-dry to medium-dry whites
Rich + oaked whites
Sweet + dessert wines
Lighter-bodied reds
Structured, classic reds
Full-bodied, rich reds