The Sampler

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© Rob Greig

The Sampler is unique in London: a shop where you can taste 80 wines out of the 1,500 on offer. You buy a card (minimum spend £10), then use it to buy 25ml tastes. Samples cost from 30p to £10-plus for the costliest bottles. The wines are terrific at every level. There are around 100 under £10, and the upper reaches include mature classics.

There's also a branch in South Kensington (35 Thurloe Place, SW7 2HP, 7225 5091).

Venue name: The Sampler
Address: 266 Upper St
N1 2UQ
Opening hours: Open 11.30am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-7pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Angel tube or Highbury & Islington tube/rail
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