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Local London Libations part one…

Two consecutive posts (this one and the one that follows) regarding wine & spirits might give you the wrong impression about stylishmews. Let me explain…

A few weeks ago I went back to the subject of a previous post, Brixton Market & Market Row. The two women who conceptualised the great idea of A Grape Night In were conducting a wine tasting seminar above the über hip and trendy bar & restaurant 7 Market Row . Any excuse to return to Brixton on a Sunday afternoon was enough of a reason to hop onto the Victoria line.

Every Sunday from 5pm to 8pm, the wine tasting class, aptly named Sunday Skool, is held on the top floor gallery of the restaurant (an art space available to local artists  in need of a place to exhibit their work). For 6 weeks, Laura & Kikki, familiarise you with an introduction during the first week, followed by 5 weeks of delving deeper into the specific topic of the course. Each class will give you a chance to sample 10 different wines, followed by a tapas dinner and a glass of wine.

The walls are covered with hand drawn images which give the room a whimsical and hallucinogenic nature.

The walls are covered with hand drawn images which give the room a whimsical and hallucinogenic nature.

The rather unorthodox venue showcases the latest work of Patrick Schmidt, a local artist. Asked by the proprietors of Seven to take on their smaller space above the restaurant, the walls are covered with hand drawn images which give the room a whimsical and hallucinogenic nature.


A cozy nook to sample some wine…


Your head will be spinning before you have your first sip


Week 1  March 16, 2014:  Introduction to Wine
Week 2  March 23, 2014:  The Big 5
By comparing Old & New World wines you’ll learn about the top 5 most widely available varieties on the market, and what makes the taste so different
Week 3  March 30, 2014: The Floral & Aromatic
Covers 5 classically aromatic varieties, you’ll learn all about the ‘bouquet’ with these wines
Week 4  April 6, 2014:  The Sun-lovers
Learn about the 5 grape varieties, and find out how it effects their flavour
Week 5  April 13, 2014:  The Odd-bods
Learn a little more about this collection of classic grapes each with their own unique character.


The walls showcase the work of Patrick Schmidt

The six week course is £125. If you cannot commit to anything more than 1 week, no worries, individual dates can be booked through Edible Experiences or by contacting the girls directly by emailing thegirls@agrapenightin.co.uk or reservations@agrapenightin.co.uk

Who said Sunday Skool wasn’t fun?

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