Set for the long August Bank Holiday, Wine Pantry is collaborating with Canopy Market to stage London’s largest English wine event.
Wine Pantry, London’s original and multiple award-winning, exclusively English wine merchant is bringing together 10 English wine-makers, a dedicated English wine bar, tutored wine tastings, a live vineyard plant installation, as well as whisking visitors into the countryside for exclusive vineyard tours.
With over 500 vineyards and competition-winning sparkling wines to rival Champagne, English wine has matured into much more than a novelty. The south of England shares a similar chalky soil to the Champagne region and our temperate climate also means grapes mature more slowly and produce smaller yields, which help give greater depth of flavour. The result is fantastic wines with their own unique character, and visitors to this very special event will be able to try and buy wines directly from some of England’s best producers.
Working alongside Wines of Great Britain, Wine Pantry will also be holding English wine masterclasses throughout the day. A dedicated English wine bar will give visitors the opportunity to try rare English wines beyond the producer stalls as well as stroll through a live vineyard installation and be transported to the wine groves.
For those who wish to literally be transported, scheduled tours will be leaving from Canopy Market for an introduction to the wines of England with visits to the vineyards of Surrey, Kent or Essex.
The event will sit alongside Canopy Market’s full staple of regular artisan produce, street food, drinks, designer-makers and live music, offering plenty to eat, drink and enjoy in the heart of King’s Cross.
It promises to be a fantastic 2019 vintage.
Wine bar, masterclasses and vineyard installation will be held across the full bank holiday, Friday – Monday, with wine producers attending Saturday and Sunday only.
The event is FREE to attend, though visitors will need to book for tasting packages, masterclasses and vineyard tours.
Saturday or Sunday Tickets: For £20, visitors will be welcomed with glass of English sparkling wine and be offered a tutored walk-around tasting of 5 award-winning still or sparkling wines.
We’re bringing back our popular ‘England vs The World’ masterclass!
Set within a special glass dome within the market, this guided tasting will introduce you to the wines of England and the major emerging regions, grape varieties and styles that are putting England on the map, by tasting them alongside the wines you know and love.
You will taste 6 wines and the 90min session includes cheese and charcuterie.
Enjoy a fabulous afternoon discovering our local vineyards. Scheduled tours will be leaving from the Canopy Market and start with a short introduction to the wines of England followed by visits to the vineyards in Surrey, Kent or Essex.