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

Mums of Victoria Park

Mums of Victoria Park28/06 at 1:00pm

Victoria Park Village


Introduction to Sake

Introduction to Sake28/06 at 7:30pm

Victoria Park Village



Born and bred in the same region as the Txakoli, wine passed from Ivan's stomach to his professional veins. He's worked in Michelin star restaurants as a sommelier, in wineries as a tour guide, and now, in wine retailing. His real passion is sharing his knowledge with everyone. Ivan loves teaching and became a WSET and Sherry Educator, so he's always pleased to spend some minutes to tell you a few stories about Jerez, Rioja, Bordeaux... or even why natural wines are a healthy choice for you.


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.



Born and bred in Piemonte Italy, Sebastiano had a passion for wine at an early stage in life. Even though he left Italy to take International business studies in California, his love for wines continued and even expanded, as various part-time waiting jobs in restaurants with great wine list allowed him to discover the beauty of world wines. A strong believer that wine is a form of art and studying it is a life-long learning experience, he decided to move to London where, in its diversity, has given him a unique opportunity to further experience world wines. He loves wines from the Cote du Rhone, Alsace and South Africa and is currently undertaking WSET courses as his life long learning experience continues.
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