In partnership with Rioja Wine Month

With the weather on the turn and the darker evenings quickly drawing in, we’re searching for the best bars to cosy up in for a catch-up with friends over a glass of wine. Thankfully as soon as autumn hits, so does Rioja Wine Month, the annual celebration of Spain’s premier wine producing region. 

Every October, the month-long celebration brings wine lovers together to raise a toast to the wines produced in Rioja. This year, to mark the occasion, restaurants and wine bars across the UK are joining together with independent retailers to showcase the diversity of Rioja wine and their food pairing expertise, through a range of tastings, exclusive offers and events.

Whether you think of yourself as somewhat of a wine connoisseur or want to get a better understanding of Spain’s premier wine producing region, here’s where to celebrate Rioja Wine Month this October.

Follow @riojawine to keep up to date with all of the events and goings on during Rioja Wine Month or find your nearest participating restaurant or retailer here. 

The Tapas Room, Tooting

You can’t go wrong with a tapas and wine night to catch up with friends after a busy working week, and where better to head than The Tapas Room. 

This Rioja Wine Month, the Tooting tapas bar is celebrating in style with a Rioja tasting for two. Enjoy their signature meat and cheese board, filled with a selection of the popular cured meats and cheeses, alongside three 75ml tasting glasses of Rioja for just £30. Expect to be sipping the evening away on a glass of the Finca Manzanos Blanco 2020, Luis Cañas Crianza 2017 and Queiron Reserva 2011. Available throughout the month of October, the tasting offer is perfect for celebrations with friends or a romantic date night option.

Where: 56 Venn Street, SW4 0AT
Website: www.thetapasroom.co.uk

Tapas Revolution Westfield Stratford

For the east London dwellers, look to Tapas Revolution Westfield Stratford for your Rioja Wine Month festivities. The Spanish restaurant, renowned for their traditional tapas options and outdoor terrace area, is offering a flight tasting with red, white and rosé Rioja wines. It’s the perfect option for the self-confessed wine connoisseurs or for those looking to discover Rioja wines. Tapas Revolution in Westfield London is also joining in on the wine fuelled fun.

Where: Westfield Stratford City, 145 The Street, E20 1EN / THE BALCONY, WESTFIELD LONDON, WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE, SHEPHERD’S BUSH, W12 7SL
Website: www.tapasrevolution.com

Flora Fine Wines

Marylands Road’s Flora Fine Wines is run by three generations of Moreno’s and offers up some of the best specialist selection of Spanish wines in London. 

Helping to showcase Rioja’s diversity and quality, the tapas and wine bar is offering up two exciting Rioja Wine Month activations. Those seeking the best wine deals can expect to receive 10% off Rioja wines, plus there’s the chance to partake in in-store tastings every Friday, giving wine lovers the chance to learn more about the wine they are sipping on.

Where: 11 Marylands Road, W9 2DU
Website: www.florafinewines.co.uk

Streatham Wine House

Home to over 350 wines, with 60+ wines available by the glass, Streatham Wine house is the go-to place to head to sample the best organic, biodynamic and natural wines in London. To celebrate Rioja Wine Month, they’ve added three new red Riojas to enjoy by the glass and Coravin menus. Sip on the likes of the Remelluri Reserva 2013, Viña Tondonia Reserva 2008 and Lindes de Remelluri 2016. 

Pair your glass alongside a selection of tapas dishes and you’ve got yourself an evening to remember.

Where: 53A Streatham Hill, SW2 4TS
Website: www.streathamwinehouse.co.uk

Follow @riojawine to keep up to date with all of the events and goings on during Rioja Wine Month or find your nearest participating restaurant or retailer here.


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