Where, When And How To Become Booze Experts In London

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From gin to beer, cocktails to wine — if you want to know more about the liquid you keep pouring down your throats, we’ve got the ticket.

 

1. Make your own bespoke gin with Half Hitch

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Hosted at their very own micro-distillery in Camden Market, the Half Hitch team will teach you all there is to know about the juniper juice, and send you home with 100ml of your very own gin creation, as well as 100ml of Half Hitch. (Is that so we can take it in our hand luggage on a plane? We like the way you think, Half Hitch). Most of us love drinking gin (if you don’t, you’re very wrong) but how much do we actually know about Britain’s favourite drink? If you’re keen to learn a bit more (and drink even more) then get yourself a ticket to this bespoke gin making class, bring along your own botanicals (you can be as adventurous as you like) and head to Half Hitch HQ (i.e. their micro-distillery in Camden). Oh and not to give anything away, but Camden’s gin history might just surprise you…

Get your tickets here.

 

2. Have a Champagne taste off with Vivat Bacchus

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If you’re fond of champers, you’ll know that it’s a well suited drink for any occasion. Celebrating? Champagne. Angry? Champagne. Bored? Champagne. It’s Monday? Champagne. Beat those Monday blues and head to Vivat Bacchus on 6 March to taste some of France’s fanciest Champagnes. Get your tickets here.

 

3. Follow the brewing process at Meantime Brewery

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Meantime is London’s largest brewery since the 1930s, so where better to go behind the scenes and learn about the good stuff. Hop along for one of their expert tours and learn all about the brewing process, and enjoy a tasting session with the masters. Get your tickets here.

 

4. Create your own cocktails at Cartizze Bar

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Roll up your sleeves and mix up a perfect Martini or a faultless Margarita. You’ll learn from the very best, so you’ll come home with some dexterity worth showing off about. Get your tickets here and you’ll get mad skills, a welcome drink and some tasty nibbles.

 

5. Cocktail and Mixology at Mews of Mayfair

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Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Who the hell cares when you could be a cocktail and mixology master before the weekend? Head to Mews of Mayfair, one of London’s classiest lounge bars, and learn all there is to know. Get your tickets here.

 

6. Wine Tasting at Farley Macallan

The most important thing to remember in this life is that wine is not the answer. Wine is the question and ‘yes’ is the answer. Join wine expert, Marc Sheppard, as he takes you on a magical boozy journey. Taste 7 different wines paired with meats and cheeses… and the best part? It’s only £5.50. Get your tickets here.

 

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