Last night I got to attend an event hosted by The Wine Company at the City of London Club. We arrived at the stunning venue a short walk from Bank tube station and were whisked up to the second floor where there were toilets and a cloak room. After getting comfortable we were handed a glass of champagne and sent to the roof terrace to bask in the last of the sunshine. There were plenty of large comfy sofa's and umbrella's as well as an amazing view of the Gherkin, Cheese Grater, Walkie Talkie and Heron Tower.
We were handed cards, which contained information on all of the thirty three reds, whites, rose's and champagnes on offer to taste as well as a £20 off voucher when spending £99 or more on a crate of twelve bottles. Everything ordered also came with free delivery. We entered the large room adjoining the terrace where for two hours we were able to wander the tables and try as many wines as many times as we liked. Sommeliers were on hand to offer recommendations and talk through each wine.
The wine evening cost £20 per head and was pretty good value for money. The wines on offer ranged from £8 to £38 per bottle. It was great to try so many different wines and have so much help finding wines that suited. There were around fifty people at the event and around ten members of staff so plenty of help available if you needed or wanted it.
All in all this was something fun and completely different. The Wine Company host lots of wine tasting events so head to their website for more information. They also have a store based in Colchester. The City of London Club was a beautiful venue and it was lovely to spend an evening in a building so steeped in history. This was a really sociable event and perfect as an ice breaker with work colleagues or a group of friends.