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The Winemakers Club

Shopping, Off licences Farringdon and Smithfield
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Winemakers Club
Guy Dimond

An independent wine merchant and wine bar, with some unusual and terrific bottles for those seeking something several cuts above the supermarket.

The City’s full of ghastly wine bar chains, lacking charm or personality, right? Wrong! But it does lack independently-run venues with personal service and simple ambience. If this is what you’re yearning for, try The Winemakers Club. It occupies musty archways below Holborn Viaduct, and is empty apart from owner John Baum and a few hundred of his favourite wines. Baum sells these takeaway (mostly), but you’re also welcome to stay and drink wine on the premises. A wine preservation system keep eight whites and eight reds by the glass in tip top condition (from £3.50 for 125ml), and Baum is happy to guide you towards the wine of your dreams. Cheese, charcuterie and other snacks are also served (£8 for the larger plates). A curiosity well worth seeking out, with some unusual and terrific wines to boot.

By: Guy Dimond


Venue name: The Winemakers Club
Address: 41a Farringdon St
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 11am-7pm; Wed-Fri 11am-11pm.
Transport: Tube: Farringdon or St Paul’s.
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Amazing place!  I stumbled across it last week and it will now be my first port of call whenever I need a bottle.  John is hugely knowledgeable and obviously extremely passionate about what he does.  He will happily take the time to talk you through the different wines on offer and make sure you walk away with something you are entirely happy with.  The tasting machines are a brilliant way to try before you buy as well.  A real gem - well worth a visit!

Great place to find and experience different wines, especially if you like knowing the history behind the wines and where they are from.  John was hugley patient with a long list of questions I had about a number of the fantastic wines that I had not seen before.  Not only did I sample a few great wines, I also took away a couple of them!  I will be returning...often!

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