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Wine and More Wine A forum hosted by Jane to teach us about the finer things in life...

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Old 16-01-2006, 04:00
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Default Vinopolis - London

We've just returned from a weekend in London and while there we visited Vinopolis in Southwark.

I can heartily recommend a visit whether you know nothing or everything about wine.

We took the Explorer ticket (20) which included 5 wine tastings, 2 premium wine tastings, a Bombay Sapphire cocktail, 2 whisky tastings, 2 absinthe tastings (caution recommended with that, as it's 68% alcohol! :eek ) and 2 beer tastings. We also received two free gifts (teeshirt plus corkscrew or a book).

We arrived there just after 1pm and spent 3 very happy hours wandering around learning all about wine and sampling the wines from around the world.

I tried a Thai rose wine and a Cabernet Sauvignon from China.

Vinopolis is beautifully set-out under the old railway bridges right on the embankment and is near Tate Modern, the London Eye and loads of tourist spots.

Plus if you go on Saturday there is the most incredible food market about 5 minutes walk away. We walked around in a daze after seeing stalls loaded with olives, different cheeses, beautiful breads, vegetables and food from almost every region you can think of! Well worth sampling before you go to Vinopolis to soak up the alcohol!

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Old 16-01-2006, 06:02
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Hi Jane

It sounds like you had a fab weekend and Vinopolis looks brilliant. What a clever idea..how long has it been open as I've never heard of it?

It's my birthday in a couple of weeks and we are in London for the weekend..think I might drop a few hints to Chels

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Old 16-01-2006, 06:44
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Hi Debs!

I'm not sure how long Vinopolis has been there - a couple of years I think but it's a great place to go!

Just make sure you're not driving afterwards!

The whole area is now very cosmopolitan with lots of posh coffee places, authentic pubs, upmarket restaurants and so much to see and do. And all the sights are within walking distance, including St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, The London Eye and Tate Modern which looks very impressive.

Hope you have a great weekend!

(PS - this weekend was to celebrate my birthday as well!)

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Old 17-01-2006, 03:52
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Belated Happy Birthday Jane!

I was telling Malc about Vinopolis and he told me he's been..apparently went there on a work 'do' about 18 months ago..never told me!!

Anyway hopefully I can persuade him to take me.. and he can drive home

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Old 17-01-2006, 08:22
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Just to let you know, Vinopolis has been there for about 8 years now - very popular with those who live in London - like myself - who have never been there, because we never go to great places that are right on our doorstep!!!:rolleyes BUT I did stick to my New Years resolution and went to the theatre last week to see Woman In White which was brilliant, and the 2nd time I have seen it! Hubbys turn to choose now - a serious play coming up me thinks!!|I
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