Try before you buy: The Wine Tasting Shop
If you're looking for a more pleasant wine shopping experience than just taking one off Sainsbury's shelves, try the new Wine Tasting Shop in Balham.It does exactly what it says in it's name. Simply put, walk into the shop and explore the broad, eclectic choice of fine and little-known wines, taste if you will, and buy if you can't resist.
The shop, launched by Julia Micheal, reflects her individual interest in wines created with as little intervention as possible in both the Vineyard and Winery; some from lesser-known regions and all delivering value for money within their price range.
The in-house preservations system allows you to try a measure on a rotating selection of wines within the shop. The card system offers up to 10 wines to be sampled on a £5 or £10 voucher, or you can simply pay from 50p for a particular wine you would like to try (a choice of 20 still wines and 6 sparkling wines at any time).
Bottles or cases from around the world, sourced from innovative and dynamic wine producers.
From an introduction to wine tasting to more specialised and seasonal tastings. You will find regular updates on our events columns, including regular visits and talks by the wine-makers.
The Wine Tasting Shop, 18 Hildreth St, Balham, SW12
Visit their website at www.thewinetastingshop.co.uk and check out their calendar of events here.
Source: Ron Orp's Mail