Following a hugely successful London Beer Week which saw 10,000 beer drinkers descend on The Old Truman Brewery in February, DrinkUp.London has announced plans for their next festival – London Wine Week – which is taking place 23-29 May 2016.

The festival will return to Devonshire Square for a second year. For LWW wristband wearers, more than 125 venues across the capital will join in the festivities with wine flights, perfectly paired menus, special deals on corkage and a variety of events. A highlight of the week promises to be London’s biggest self-guided wine tasting – the Wine Tours – helping you discover new grapes, varieties and vintages from the comfort of London’s best bars and restaurants. Sommeliers will each create bespoke £5 tasting flights designed to compare a grape variety or region or simply showcase the diversity of wine.

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Wine lovers can also can look forward to a full week of masterclasses, supper clubs, pop-ups, parties, tastings and perfectly paired winemaker dinners. Expect a series of events hosted by Loire Valley Wines, to a sparkling wine event with industry legends Three Wine Men.

Bottom line? Whether you want to learn how wine is made, how to taste wine like a pro, how to pair wine with food, which wines are best to drink at certain times of the year or just drink delicious wine with your friends in the sunshine over the late May bank holiday weekend, then head to and get involved.