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What is Sampling?


Each of us has different tastes in wine, so we believe that you need to try a wine before deciding whether to buy it. 

In each shop we have 80 wines available to sample every day, ranging from inexpensive party wines to the world's finest bottles. 

You pay a small fraction of the bottle price for each sample so there is no pressure to buy and complete freedom to try whatever you fancy. 

Just come into the shop and ask for a sampling card and we will explain the rest.


What is currently sampling?


In Islington we have 72 wines arranged by grape variety, so you can compare the same grapes from different countries, prices and vintages. We also have a special sampling machine which is dedicated to some fascinating and occasionally very expensive wines.



Old, Rare and Random, Islington



Batailley 1961

Batailley 1970

Batailley 1985

Batailley 1996

La Croix de Casse 1970

Haut Batailley 1985

Haut Batailley 1985

Plus 72 others


Old, Rare and Random, Wimbledon


Leoville Barton 1985

Prieure Lichine 1985

Grand Puy Lacoste 1986

De Sales 1986

Bourgneuf 1989

Talbot 1989

Chanson Beaune Clos des Fevres 2002

Chanson Beaune Teurons 2002

Plus 40 others




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