Vinopolis, London – UK

Vinopolis is showcasing a selection of 20 DWWA-winning wines by the glass this October

Vinopolis is a visitor attraction and events venue dedicated to the whole world of wine. Located in London, UK.

Address: 1 Bank End London SE1 9BU

For more information please contact:

Melanie Reeve

Taste the following DWWA-winning wines at Vinopolis throughout the month of October:

  • Cantina Valpolicella Negrar, La Tirela, Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2009, Red, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Canard-Duchêne, Authentic Brut Rosé, France, Champagne, NV, Rosé, Sparkling – Bronze
  • Canard-Duchene, Cuvée Leonie Brut, France, Champagne, NV, White   Sparkling – Silver
  • Glen Carlou, Chardonnay   South Africa, Coastal Region, Paarl, 2011, White, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Graham’s, 10 Year Old Tawny, Portugal, Port, NV, Red, Fortified – Bronze
  • Errazuriz, Wild Ferment Chardonnay, Chile, Casablanca Valley, 2011, White, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Colomé   Estate Malbec, Argentina, Salta   Calchaquí Valley, 2011, Red, Still – Gold
  • Dandelion Vineyards, Lionheart   Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley, 2011, Red, Still Dry – Silver
  • Blandy’s, Alvada 5 Year-old, Portugal, Madeira, NV, Red, Fortified – Bronze
  • Broglia   Villa Broglia, Italy, Piedmont, Gavi, 2012, White, Still Dry – Silver
  • Torres, Viña Esmeralda, Spain, Rest Of Mainland, Cataluña, 2012, White, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Torres, Floralis Moscatel Oro, Spain, Rest Of Mainland, Penedès, White, Fortified – Bronze
  • Graham’s Vintage, Portugal, Port, 1983, Red, Fortified – Gold
  • Villa Maria, Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, Marlborough, 2012, White, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Errazuriz, Viñedo Chadwick, Chile, Maipó Valley, 2009, Red, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Errazuriz, Kai Carmenere, Chile   Aconcagua Valley, 2010, Red, Still Dry – Silver
  • Blandy’s, Aged 10 Years Bual, Portugal, Madeira, NV, Red, Fortified – Silver
  • Louis Jadot, France, Burgundy, Beaune 1er Cru, 2010, Red, Still Dry – Bronze
  • Kleine Zalze, Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie, South Africa, Western Cape, 2011, White, Still Dry – Bronze

To celebrate this year’s Global Tastings, we caught up with Vinopolis’ wine experts Chris Penwarden and Tom Forrest to find out a little bit more about their educational wine tasting tours, and interest in the DWWA.

Tell us a little bit about your wine venue and the customers it attracts – where are you based? Do you specialise in a particular type of wine?

Tom: Open all year round, Vinopolis is London’s premier destination for wine tasting and food in the heart of London’s Borough Market and the bustling Bankside area. Our wine tasting experience is an informal and leisurely interactive experience designed to enthuse the novice and thrill the enthusiast with over 100 wines, spirits and champagne available to sample. Experts are on hand with advice & recommendations but visitors are encouraged to explore the experience at their leisure. In addition, we can cater for everything from a quick pint, light bite to fine dining with our five bars and restaurants & a microbrewery all on site.

Why did you want to be a part of the Global Tastings this year, and what do you hope to achieve by running this two-week tasting in your venue?

T: As a venue dedicated to education and making wine tasting an accessible and social activity, we want our visitors to have access to award winning wines, learn from our experts about what sets the wines apart and that award-winning quality is accessible.

Will you be running any promotions or special events as part of the Decanter Global Tastings for your customers this October?

T: Throughout the two weeks our wine hosts will be encouraging the public to try the Decanter award-winning wines, explaining their significance and what a privilege it is to be hosting the chosen selection.

Can you describe the wine scene in your city? Have you seen it change in recent years, or would you say it’s changing?

T: London has a very vibrant wine scene – there are an increasing band of likeminded retailers and educators that are using Enomatic technology to give customers an unparalleled breadth of wines to sample by the glass. It is a great way for consumers to learn about new styles and try more expensive wines without the costly outlay of a whole bottle – this has encouraged experimentation and diversification across the board and a demand for new and exciting wines.

Finally, do you have any DWWA-winning wine recommendations you would like to share with your customers, and if so, why you have chosen these wines?

Tom: The Grahams Six Grapes ruby Port is a real gem and a regional trophy winner in its class, it is such a good example of this often overlooked category. Red fruits, apples and warming spices abound on the nose and palate of this cracking Ruby Port for Christmas.

Chris: We would recommend any of these wines to our consumers – the awards have already produced an increased demand for some of our premium selections and great feedback from customers!

Written by Emma Salter