The Wine Tasting Shop

Bars and pubs, Wine bars Balham
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The Wine Tasting Shop
Venue says Come and watch live blues music from 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights along with good wine and cheese platters.

This Balham wine bar and shop focuses on smaller producers, with more than 400 bottles available in store and more than 20 wines by the glass. Customers can either take a bottle away with them or they can drink in for a flat fee. 

Keep an eye out for wine tastings and other special events – including live music. There's food too, with cheese platters, charcuterie boards, seafood plates, Catalan almonds, goose rillettes and hare and Armagnac terrine some of the options available. 

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The Wine Tasting Shop says
We specialise in smaller producers, trying to find truly expressive wines which over-deliver for the price. Tasting events every Thursday evening and. Live blues every Friday and Saturday night. Try before you buy, drink by the glass or bottle and have a bite to eat, too.
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Venue name: The Wine Tasting Shop
Contact:
Address: 18 Hildreth St
London
SW12 9RQ
Opening hours: Open 11am-9pm Mon, Tue; 11am-9pm Wed-Sat; 10am-7pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Balham tube/rail
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Average User Rating

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Kassie B

Always helpful, always informative and welcoming. Can't wait to try one of their wine tasting classes!

Louise H

Great concept. Friendly helpful and knowledgable staff which is what you want when buying something special. Great events too :-)

Julie E

A unique wine shop that combines excellent wine sales with tastings, friendly, expert staff and a laid back, friendly atmosphere. Love it!

Jenny R

Best place ever. Been going 5 years and I still love it as much as ever. Excellent wines, relaxed atmosphere, great tastings, super music at the weekends, and great sharing platters.

Jon R

This place is awesome. Julia and team find so many interesting and different wines you're spoilt for choice. With live music at the weekends and great sharing platters why would you go elsewhere...

Jessica E

Great variety of wine to buy and take home - or enjoy on the premises with cheese or charcuterie.

Rani E

This place is THE BEST!!! Amazing selection of wines, cool vibes, music in the evening. The French owner even arranged vouchers for me as a thank you from a house guest in New York - go now!

Camille M

The Best Wine Retailer in London - Probably the best place to hang out in Balham if you want to have fun till late in the Dungeon of Manu ! ;)

Shubs

This is a fab place. Not sure I would call it simply a wine shop. At the weekends it turns into a bar reminiscent of "Cheers". Julia and Manny make everyone feel really welcome and their knowledge and enthusiasm for wine and running are infectious. They have wine tastings which are great if you don't know much about wine (no pressure just drinking nice wine). The wine is slightly more expensive than usual but I am always happy to pay extra as it's really good. Now I get why it makes sense to spend a bit more on wine.

nick e
Tastemaker

Why buy wine at Waitrose for £8-10 which is as likely to be stale as not when WTS charges you a couple of quid more for something a lot better?