An Exciting New Wine Festival Is Coming To East London This Month

There’s a new wine festival on the block and it’s bringing a series of events to the capital, each focused around a different country or theme.

London Wine Fest wants to get Londoners face-to-face with winemakers, sommeliers and experts from all around the world, providing a fun and casual environment for wine lovers to take the grown-up leap from ‘buying the bottle with the prettiest label’, to ‘buying the bottle that we genuinely know we like the best’.

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For their debut event, the focus will be on Hungarian Wines, or ‘New Wines from the Old World’. Guests will be able to discover wine from a country thats winemaking heritage is barely known to UK wine drinkers. Over 80% of Hungarian wine is drunk in Hungary, so it’ll be a great opportunity to taste wines that have never before been seen, let alone tasted, in the UK.

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The festival is keen to steer away from the snobby, pretentious connotations of wine drinking, and wants it to be accessible to anyone and everyone (that includes you, Miss I-Only-Ever-Buy-The-Second-Cheapest-Wine). Alongside the wine, there’ll also be some excellent Hungarian-themed street food available, made by one of Budapest’s top chefs, for when you’re feeling Hungary (sorry, had to be done).

London Wine Fest will take place at Studio-Spaces in Wapping (100m from Tobacco Dock) on Friday 17th November, 3-11pm and Saturday 18th November, 11am-11pm. Get your tickets here.

Ps. a little birdie tells us that the next festival in the London Wine Fest series will be sparkling wine-themed. We’re excited, are you?

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