The Wine Tasting Shop
Time Out says
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.
18 Hildreth St
|Transport:||Tube: Balham tube/rail|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-9pm Mon, Tue; 11am-9pm Wed-Sat; 10am-7pm Sun.|
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Users say (13)
Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
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This place is one of my new favourite finds in an area that I thought I knew quite well. That’s what I love about London, there’s always new surprising things popping up on your doorstep!
What I thought was an ordinary little wine shop by day turned into a cute jazz bar by night. My friend and I popped in by chance on the way to somewhere else when we saw some live music through the window and thought, one glass can’t hurt right!? The duo band were a lively bunch and everyone was in high spirits for a Friday night. Once nice touch was when I went up to order and couldn’t immediately choose a type of wine, the barman/ shop assistant offered to let us taste a couple first, like a mini wine tasting!
The shop closed up around 11pm and it was honestly one of the nicest spontaneous evening I’ve had in a while. Go visit and drink lots of wine.
Always helpful, always informative and welcoming. Can't wait to try one of their wine tasting classes!
Great concept. Friendly helpful and knowledgable staff which is what you want when buying something special. Great events too :-)
A unique wine shop that combines excellent wine sales with tastings, friendly, expert staff and a laid back, friendly atmosphere. Love it!
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.
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...
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!
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 ! ;)
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.