Beyond the Bottle: 'Hidden Gems' Wine Tasting for Two at Bedales

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Beyond the Bottle: 'Hidden Gems' Wine Tasting for Two at Bedales

London Bridge & City of London, London

£70
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    £35

“Bedales is loved by wine lovers everywhere” View London

Why we love it

Bedales of Borough and Bedales of Spitalfields are a duo of intimate wine bars and boutiques located in the heart of Borough and Spitalfields Market, respectively, that pride themselves on an open-minded approach to wine. A seasonally-inspired independent wine merchant, Bedales is the perfect place to sample some rare and unique wines - most of which are imported directly and are exclusive to Bedales - with one of the resident wine experts.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy two tickets to a public wine tasting at Bedales of Borough or Bedales of Spitalfields
  • Taste a flight of five unique wines each
  • Wines may include indigenous grape varieties, surprising wine regions, various wine styles (such as sparkling, organic, biodynamic, natural, skin contact, and sweet) and colours (such as white, rose, orange, and red)
  • Served alongside a mixed board of charcuterie, made in-house and/or sourced from Borough Market, along with seasonal cheeses sourced from Borough Market

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to Truly guests

Description

Bedales has been sourcing unique wine producers for over 15 years and is committed to sharing the good things in life with their guests. Rather than focusing on the big brands, many of the wines are imported directly from source and are exclusive to Bedales. Eschewing white linen table cloths and taking an honest approach to wine and wine education, Bedales focuses on unique regions and indigenous grapes. The wine library at Bedales features unique wines from the Lebanon, alongside classics from France.

More than a wine bar, Bedales is also home to an in-house charcuterie programme (thanks to head chef Morgwn Preston-Jones), Wine and Spirit Education Trust school for Levels 1 & 2, and is a unique event space for pop-up dinners, private parties and corporate gatherings.

Enjoy a casual and informal tasting at either Bedales of Borough or Bedales or Spitalfields with one of Bedales' decorated wine experts. This is a creative and wholly unique tasting, due to every bottle on Bedales’ shelves having their own story. You will taste wines representative of various countries, styles and colours (sparkling, organic, natural, conventional, skin contact, white, rose, orange, red, & sweet), served alongside a mixed board of charcuterie, made in-house and/or sourced from Borough Market, along with seasonal cheeses sourced from Borough Market.

Description

Bedales has been sourcing unique wine producers for over 15 years and is committed to sharing the good things in life with their guests. Rather than focusing on the big brands, many of the wines are imported directly from source and are exclusive to Bedales. Eschewing white linen table cloths and taking an honest approach to wine and wine education, Bedales focuses on unique regions and indigenous grapes. The wine library at Bedales features unique wines from the Lebanon, alongside classics from France.

More than a wine bar, Bedales is also home to an in-house charcuterie programme (thanks to head chef Morgwn Preston-Jones), Wine and Spirit Education Trust school for Levels 1 & 2, and is a unique event space for pop-up dinners, private parties and corporate gatherings.

Enjoy a casual and informal tasting at either Bedales of Borough or Bedales or Spitalfields with one of Bedales' decorated wine experts. This is a creative and wholly unique tasting, due to every bottle on Bedales’ shelves having their own story. You will taste wines representative of various countries, styles and colours (sparkling, organic, natural, conventional, skin contact, white, rose, orange, red, & sweet), served alongside a mixed board of charcuterie, made in-house and/or sourced from Borough Market, along with seasonal cheeses sourced from Borough Market.

Sample Wines

  • Petit Syrah, L.A. Cetto, Baja California 2013, Mexico
  • Bombino Bianco, D’Alfonso del Sordo, Catapanus 2014, Puglia, Italy
  • Muscat of Alexandria, Horacio Calvente, Guindalera 2014, Andalucia, Spain
  • Malvasia, Ortugo & Marsanne, Dinavolino, 2013, Emilia Romagna
  • Szemerley keknu, Budacsony, Hungary

Sample Cheese Menu

  • Colston Basset pasteurised cow’s milk from England; rich & mineral
  • Brie de Meaux unpasteurised cow’s milk from France; truffle
  • Tymsboro unpasteurised goat’s milk from England; delicate & creamy
  • Tomme de Vache Vielle Cremeuse unpasteurised cow’s milk from France; nutty & fruity finish
  • Lincolnshire Poacher unpasteurised cow’s milk from England; nutty & fruity finish

Sample Charcuterie Menu

  • Made-in-house pork terrine with pistachio nuts & dried apricot
  • Cobble Lane Bresaola cured beef, air dried & aged for 90-days
  • Made-in-house chicken liver mousse with brandy and cream
  • Made-in-house smoked pork rillettes cherry wood smoked & confit pork
  • Made-in-house pancetta air cured pork with black pepper

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Bedales are able to host tastings at both locations Monday to Friday at 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, Saturday at 6.30pm and 8.30pm and Sunday at 4pm (and 6pm at Spitalfields only).

The tasting will last approximately 90 to 100 minutes.

Service charge is included in the price of this experience.

A standard tasting pour is approximately 75ml to 90ml per wine.

The mixed board menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. For special dietary requirements, the board can feature just cheeses or cured meats. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine's Day.

Note that at least 24 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Wines

  • Petit Syrah, L.A. Cetto, Baja California 2013, Mexico
  • Bombino Bianco, D’Alfonso del Sordo, Catapanus 2014, Puglia, Italy
  • Muscat of Alexandria, Horacio Calvente, Guindalera 2014, Andalucia, Spain
  • Malvasia, Ortugo & Marsanne, Dinavolino, 2013, Emilia Romagna
  • Szemerley keknu, Budacsony, Hungary

Sample Cheese Menu

  • Colston Basset pasteurised cow’s milk from England; rich & mineral
  • Brie de Meaux unpasteurised cow’s milk from France; truffle
  • Tymsboro unpasteurised goat’s milk from England; delicate & creamy
  • Tomme de Vache Vielle Cremeuse unpasteurised cow’s milk from France; nutty & fruity finish
  • Lincolnshire Poacher unpasteurised cow’s milk from England; nutty & fruity finish

Sample Charcuterie Menu

  • Made-in-house pork terrine with pistachio nuts & dried apricot
  • Cobble Lane Bresaola cured beef, air dried & aged for 90-days
  • Made-in-house chicken liver mousse with brandy and cream
  • Made-in-house smoked pork rillettes cherry wood smoked & confit pork
  • Made-in-house pancetta air cured pork with black pepper

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Bedales are able to host tastings at both locations Monday to Friday at 3.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm, Saturday at 6.30pm and 8.30pm and Sunday at 4pm (and 6pm at Spitalfields only).

The tasting will last approximately 90 to 100 minutes.

Service charge is included in the price of this experience.

A standard tasting pour is approximately 75ml to 90ml per wine.

The mixed board menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. For special dietary requirements, the board can feature just cheeses or cured meats. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

This experience is not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year’s Day or Valentine's Day.

Note that at least 24 hours’ notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

5 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL

Spitalfields Arts Market, 12 Market St, London E1 6DT

Bedales of Borough 5 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL

Bedales of Spitalfields Spitalfields Arts Market, 12 Market St, London E1 6DT

Beyond the Bottle: 'Hidden Gems' Wine Tasting for Two at Bedales

  • Add an extra guest +
    £35

Reviews

  • Wine tasting

    Eric was knowledgeable, while admitting he still had plenty to learn. The staff were very friendly, it wasn't "stuffy " or intimidating, which it could have been, thoroughly pleasant afternoon, thanks. Only one criticism, you need more air circulating in the store, it was too warm inside. Thanks again!

    Nice evening out.

    Lovely setting and staff were very friendly. Wines were a little disappointing, nothing exciting or unusual though.

  • Highly recommend

    Educated 'teacher', perfect surroundings and value for money.

    Good Wine Tasting Experience at Bedales

    Thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting experience. Large amount of tasty accompanying cheeses/meats & bread which was excellent. Nice cosy surroundings in the wine bar with excellent personal service, including a thorough explanation of each wine tasted.
    The only aspect stopping 5 stars was that the experience only included a couple of mouthfuls per person of each wine to be tasted.
    We appreciate that this was a 'sample tasting' experience, but we had expected somewhat more wine for the cost of the experience.

  • Bedales wine tasting

    Bedales was bubbling with atmosphere when we arrived for our wine tasting at the Spitalfields branch on a Saturday evening, but a table was prepared for us and Maria took very good care of us. It was great to try a selection of wines from different regions that I wouldn't normally buy or get to taste. We tried the whites first followed by the reds and it was good to compare and note the different characteristics highlighted by Maria who was very knowledgeable. The platter of cheeses and meats was a great compliment, and the whole experience was a great start to the evening.

    Great experience

    It was a lovely evening the man talked us through each wine with passion and enthusiasm

  • Great experience

    The wines and food were fantastic and our host, Nick, was both friendly and knowledgeable.

    Beyond the bottle and beyond expectation

    A great experience which we thoroughly enjoyed all round. We both learnt a lot about traditional wine making vs newer techniques and overall would highly recommend the evening!

  • 5 star

    Our host, with the South african accent - I'm so sorry I've forgotton your name, was excellent and very knowlegable. He introduced us to new and tasty wines.

    Great evening

    Had a great evening and made very welcome by Olivia of Bedales

  • Excellent Experience

    We had a lovely evening at Bedales, tasted 5 different wines (actually 6, we had one extra) and had some delicious cheese & charcuterie. Our sommelier was knowledgeable and spend a lot of time with us. Great experience, well recommended!

    Delightful way to spend an afternoon

    Although we have been to tastings before, this was a new experience for us because of the one 2 one format. Dan was extremely knowledgable and explained in simple terms the delights of the grape varieties, countries and about the families who take pride in their creation.
    We both enjoyed the selection ( bought three bottles- couldn't help ourselves) and the cheese and meats on offer.
    Finally the greatest judge was Teapot our dog who woofed - his seal if approval.
    Thanks for a lovely time.
    Christina & Tony

  • In safe hands

    Matt our guide was really knowledgeable and welcoming. Some real finds presented. Was a great birthday night out.

    Lazy Sunday Afternoon

    The venue was welcoming, the food was very tasty and Olivia was a knowledgable host. It was interesting to try the different wines and particularly useful to try two wines along side each other in order that their differences could be easily identified.

  • What an experience!

    This was our first experience of wine tasting and what an experience it was! We loved it we felt relaxed and at ease Pierre was a wealth of knowledge and a great host! Thank you!

    Great experience

    Great experience, Dan was very good. We really enjoyed the wines and the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend it to friends. Thank you.

  • Wonderful wine tasting for two

    Lovely service and very informative and brilliant wine selection. I would recommend this tasting to others. Big thank you to our host.

    A great evening

    We went to Bedales at Borough Market on Valentine's Day, and despite having booked only a couple of weeks in advance (considering most restaurants in London were booked months before) they managed to accommodate us easily. The experience at Bedales exceeded our expectations. We had a personal 'tutor', Maria, who was very knowledgeable and all-round lovely. We had a great evening and definitely left feeling like we'll know what to look for next time we're staring at a wine menu!

  • Great experience with Truly

    The wine tasting at Bedales was really interesting, although we didn't quite realise when we booked that it wasn't really for beginners. The Truly team were great though and super helpful when we needed to amend our booking!

    A Perfect Blend

    My daughter gave me this as a Christmas gift to share and it was a lovely evening.We really enjoyed the different wines and felt we learnt a great deal from Jordan who was delightful.The food was delicious particularly the cheeses.

  • Satisfied customer

    We were made to feel very welcome and our wine expert was very knowledgeable. We will definitely be looking at new wines to try in the future and to be a little more adventurous in our choices.

    Shard stay!

    Excellent for a special treat.
    X x

  • Perfect evening!

    Excellent service and a lovely venue! We were met by our wine connoisseur who was lovely and knowledgable (however it was quite hard to hear him over the noise of the busy restaurant). We were told about each of the 5 wines and which cheese / meat to pair them with and then given some time to taste and write about each. It was very enjoyable and a perfect evening for wine lovers. We are a young couple and didn't know much about wines but have left with a little more knowledge!

    Lovely!

    Lovely!

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