City-wide Wine Flights and Royal Wedding Fizz-filled Celebrations For London Wine Week

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The capital is set to be awash with wine-filled delights once again as London Wine Week returns from 14th – 20th May. Back with a brand-new Hub and over 500 wines to try throughout the week, Londoners will be able to enjoy a seven-day adventure exploring and celebrating the city’s diverse wine scene.

Over 125 of the very best wine bars and restaurants will be serving wine tasting flights of wines and delicious ‘Sip & Snack’ food pairings created especially for the festival, which will be available exclusively to festival pass holders. The biggest celebrations of wine of its kind in the UK, it’s the capital’s largest self-guided wine tasting.

The week will also see a full programme of bespoke events taking place across London, including wine tastings, masterclasses, dinners, pop-ups and parties.

FOR A RIGHT ROYAL KNEES UP…
ROYAL WEDDING SCREENING AT LONDON WINE WEEK HUB | SATURDAY 19TH MAY

To top off the wine-filled celebrations, the London Wine Week Hub at Flat Iron Square will play host to a Royal Wedding garden party on Saturday 19th May, complete with bunting, confetti and of course, plenty of fizz. With a live screening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day and dedicated menu of Champagne and cake, guests will enjoy a good old-fashioned knees-up throughout the day.

The wedding will be screened throughout the afternoon; starting with the ceremony at Windsor Castle at noon, followed by the carriage procession around Windsor Town. Free to attend, it’s the ultimate fizz-lovers’ celebration of the royal nuptials.

The Details
Address: 68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD
The Royal Wedding screening and celebration is free to attend and open to all (including non-Festival Pass holders) however Festival Pass holders will benefit from a discounted price point for glasses of wine.

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‘A Royal Match’ Wine Tasting Flight at Percy & Founders

Celebrating the pending nuptials of everyone’s favourite royal rogue, Prince Harry, and his beautiful American princess, get in the spirit with a flight fit for the occasion featuring wines from Wales, London and the US of A:

Chardonnay, Ancre Hill, Wales, UK
Chardonnay “Dierberg Vineyard”, Tyler, Santa Barbara, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, “Cabot Square”, London Cru, London, UK

This royal flight will be available throughout London Wine Week for festival pass holders, which are available to buy on the DRINKUP.LONDON app.

The Details
Address: 1 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7EY

FESTIVAL PASSES AND TICKETS FOR ALL LONDON WINE WEEK EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW AT DRINKUP.LONDON or FROM THE DRINKUP.LONDON APP
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The UK’s Biggest Celebration of Wine Returns

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This summer the capital will be awash with wine-filled delights once again as London Wine Week returns for its fourth year from the 5th – 11th June. Organised by DrinkUp.London – the award-winning team also behind London Cocktail Week and London Beer Week – they’ll be bringing Londoners a week-long adventure exploring and celebrating the city’s diverse and exciting wine scene.

From red, rosé and white to natural, orange and sparkling, there will be wines for all preferences and events for all levels of wine knowledge from enthusiastic beginners to connoisseurs. A full programme of wine tastings, masterclasses, dinners, brunches, pop-ups and parties will take place over the seven days. The grand finale of the week will be DrinkUp: The Wine Edit, a special festival curated by London Wine Week Director Emma Murphy.

For just £10 festival-goers can purchase a week-long Festival Pass that allows them to partake in the Wine Tours with unlimited £5 wine flights at more than 100 partnering wine bars throughout the week. Festival Passes can be purchased online now at DrinkUp.London and then collected at the Devonshire Square Hub during the week itself, where they will also be on sale.

Details of confirmed London Wine Week highlights are below, with a full programme of individual, one-off events to be announced early May.

Follow @DrinkUpLDN and visit http://www.drinkup.london/wineweek to stay up to date.

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THE WINE TOURS – £5 WINE FLIGHTS | ALL WEEK A City-Wide Wine Tasting
Turning the capital into a city-wide wine tasting, London Wine Week will partner with over 100 bars and venues to offer £5 Wine Flights or ‘Sip & Snack’ specials to Festival Pass holders.
The Wine Flights will feature three wines, all complementing each other to showcase a certain grape, region or producer, as chosen by the venues’ expert sommeliers, whilst the ‘Sip & Snack’ option will demonstrate a food pairing created by the venue – with options ranging from traditional cheese and wine matches through to quirkier food offerings. Top wine venues will be working with varieties and vintages from across the world, making it the best way to discover what London’s wine scene has to offer without breaking the bank. A digital guide will make it easy to pull together selfguided tours, turning a usual evening with friends into a veritable wine-filled treasure trail.
The Details
£5 wine flights are available at participating venues to Festival Pass holders Festival Passes cost £10 per person and are available online at http://www.drinkup.london/wineweek Festival Passes should be collected from the LWW Devonshire Square Hub once the week begins

DEVONSHIRE SQUARE LONDON WINE WEEK HUB | MONDAY 5TH – FRIDAY 9TH JUNE An Oasis of Alfresco Pop-Ups
The heart of the city will once again play host to the LWW Hub as numerous alfresco pop-up wine bars descend on Devonshire Square. At the centre of the action, festival goers will be able to collect and buy their Festival Passes whilst enjoying £5 wine offerings throughout, making it the perfect after-work retreat or place to kick off an evening exploring the city’s wine scene.
Starting things off with some essential fizz, headline partner and global producer of sparkling wine, Freixenet will be present with its vintage wine van, exclusively serving up a brand new, premium fizz alongside its other delicious sparkling wines. Providing some Latin American spirit with its colourful pop-up, Wines of Argentina will be pouring some of the region’s best wines, whilst Wines of Portugal and Vins de Provence will be keeping the holiday vibe alive with their Mediterranean wine flights.
The Details
Address: 6 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YE (closest tube station: Liverpool Street) Timings: Mon 5th – Fri 9th 5-10pm Festival Passes cost £10 per person and are available to buy online at http://www.drinkup.london/wineweek
Festival passes should be collected from Devonshire Square, where festival goers can kick start their LWW with £5 wine offers across the Hub

DRINKUP: THE WINE EDIT | THURSDAY 8TH – SATURDAY 10TH JUNE Where a Mediterranean Vineyard Meets East London
Taking place at iconic East London venue Oval Space in Bethnal Green, DrinkUp: The Wine Edit is a special ‘festival within a festival’ curated by London Wine Week Director Emma Murphy. Transforming the warehouse space into a beautiful Mediterranean vineyard, guests will be able to experience the atmosphere and wines of different regions as they weave their way through the numerous bars.
Transporting visitors to sun-drenched climes, Loire Valley Wines will be present with its list of light, refreshing and delicate wines for which the region is known, including the sparkling wine Crémant, tipped to be the thinking drinker’s Prosecco this summer. For something a little bolder there will be the Spanish region of Ribera Del Duero, regarded by some as the rival to Rioja, it is known for its big bodied reds. Tapping into the recent trend for sherry drinking, Jerez will be demonstrating the wide variety of sherry styles available, whilst Port will be serving up something sweet alongside its offering with traditional Portuguese Nata Tarts.
On the ‘Rogue Terrace’, a special vermouth terrace created by Regal Rogue, sundowner aperitifs and end of evening digestifs will be served up alongside food by The Modern Pantry. On the Saturday a special paired brunch will take place ahead of The Wine Edit’s day session.
DrinkUp: The Wine Edit is the perfect place for wine adventurers to round off a week of celebrating what the city’s wine scene has to offer.
The Details
Tickets: £15 per person, available from to buy now from http://www.drinkup.london/wineweek Timings: Thu – Fri 6pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 5pm & 6pm – 11pm Address: Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT (closest tube is Bethnal Green)

Regal Rogue Brings Vermouth To London Wine Week

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Newly crowned Vermouth of the Year* Regal Rogue cordially invites you to discover the quaffable quality of this resurging spirit, bringing vermouth to London Wine Week for the very first time.

Sourced with brawn and crafted with heart, Regal Rogue is bred from a desire to marry the quality of new world wines with the complimentary native herbs and spices from Australia’s outback to enhance the unique vintages. Fearlessly handcrafted and blended, Regal Rogue is a testament to artisanal Vermouth production.

Harness your inner Rogue at a series of feasts, tourneys and general merriment for all to enjoy at London Wine Week, including:

‘ROGUE HOUR’ AT BALTHAZAR, JAGO AND THE QUALITY CHOP HOUSE

Everyday from 3pm-8pm

Kicking off at 3pm every day, ‘Rogue Hour’ will be London Wine Week’s finest happy hour. Taking place across the city – at iconic French brasserie Balthazar in Covent Garden, relaxed Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant Jago in Shoreditch, and The Quality Chop House in Farringdon, Rogue Hour will offer wristband holders a special selection of carefully crafted Regal Rogue aperitifs as the first drink of the evening.  Enjoy a sunny evening at Balthazar, where Bar Manager Brian Silva has created a delicious selection of drinks including the refreshing ‘Balthazar No.2’, featuring the new Regal Rogue Rose, paired with matching food such as fresh ceviche, dressed crab and juicy oysters from their oyster bar.

A MEDITTERANEAN FEAST WITH REGAL ROGUE AT JAGO

Thursday 21st May

For one very special night only, Regal Rogue has partnered with new Shoreditch vermouth and fortified wine specialist Jago, to present a Mediterranean feast. Hosts Hugo and Vinny will invite you to sample a range of delicious welcome charcuterie dishes paired with Regal Rogue ‘Daringly Dry’ Martinis, before enjoying quality dishes such as duck heart prunes & fennel, green tomatoes, cucumber & basil and a sharing feast of scallops, all washed down with signature Regal Rogue Lively White and Wild Rose. A delicious after-dinner Regal Rogue ‘Rogroni’ will round off the indulgent and aromatic evening.

AN EVENING OF PETANQUE AND REGAL ROGUE APERITIFS AT LONDON BOROUGH WINES

Friday 22nd May

Welcome in the weekend and kick back with an evening of boules and aperitifs at L’Entrepot at London Borough Wines.  The evening will play host to the official launch of their petanque lanes, and the Rogue Ambassadors will be on hand all night to offer Regal Rogue Lively White and Bold Red tastings for those curious to expand their palates.

QUAFFING GOOD REGAL ROGUE BRUNCH

Sunday 24th May

Toast the end of London Wine Week at The Gunmakers, for an all day quaffing featuring Regal Rogue flights, seasonal and shared serves, a delicious BBQ and lively disco beats. Bring old friends, connect with fellow vermouth-lovers, and toast your newfound (or longstanding) love of the classic spirit – all in your finest Sunday Rogue attire of course!

Come and discover Regal Rogue’s blend of aromatics and untamed charisma at these not to be missed events. London Wine Week (18th-24th May) celebrates the capital’s passionate and thriving wine scene, through a host of pop-ups, quaffing moments and shenanigans around some of London’s best venues. For full details of Regal Rogue’s events during London Wine Week, or to purchase a £10 wristband, offering £5 flights and bespoke discounts during the week, visit www.londonwineweek.com.

*Berlin International Spirit Competition 2015

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