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Wine trade gears up for London Wine Week

Published:  14 May, 2014

The countdown to the first ever London Wine Week has begun, with 130 of the capital's bars, restaurants and independent wine merchants gearing up for the event which kicks off on June 2.

London Wine WeekLondon Wine WeekLondon Wine Week gets underway on June 2 and will see 130 bars, restaurants and independent wine merchants welcome wine fans throughout the week.

Organised by the team behind London Cocktail Week, consumers buy a £10 wrist band and follow a pocket-sized guidebook to visit 130 participating venues and enjoy a glass of premium wine for £5.

The festival aims to broaden people's awareness of new grapes and regions, and aside from visiting participating venues there will be ticketed pop-up events along the lines of the street food movement.

Independent wine merchants will open their doors to offer masterclasses, meet the winemaker sessions and discounts on bottles for wristband wearers.

The week runs parallel with the trade show London Wine Fair, which takes place from June 2 to 4 at Kensington Olympia. You can follow the news on Twitter via @LDNWineWeek or visit the website to buy a wristband.

Participating venues include: 28-50, Apero, Bar Pepito, Boisdale, Camino, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, Hawksmoor, High Timber, Hix Oyster & Chop House, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Planet of the Grapes, Sager & Wilde, Sign of The Don, The Gun, The Providores & Tapa Room and Vinoteca.

London Wine Week 2014 independent merchants include: Around Wine, Berry Bros & Rudd, Hedonism Wines, Laithwaite'sLea & Sandeman, Le Vieux Comptoir, Mill Hill Wines, New Street Wine Shop, Roberson Wine and the Wine Pantry.

A full list is available on the website.