Wine Clubs in Glasgow
Whisky may be the national drink in Scotland. Tennants, perhaps the most widely sold. And we all know Glaswegians have a soft spot for their Irn Bru. But when it comes to wine in Glasgow, folk in the city are quite the connoisseurs. Their penchant for Pinot has led to lots of Wine Clubs springing up around town, educating the masses on how to know their Sancerre from their Chablis. So whether you're a budding aficionado or true buff, join the club with our rundown of bars with wine clubs in Glasgow.
Cafe Gandolfi trust their wine club so much, they let them choose the winelist for the restaurant. The club meets on the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm. For £15.00pp, you get to taste eight wines, as well as enjoying some nibbles and trying out some food matching. The wines of the month are then democratically chosen by the group and all the wines are available to purchase on the night.
Join the Corinthian Club's very own sommelier as they take you through an exclusive tasting of the finest wines from around the world. One of the most popular tastings in town, The Corinthian Club's monthly wine club is held on the last Thursday of the month. Canapés are served to accompany each glass, as you are guided among a wide selection of delicious grapes.
Ubiquitous Chip have a soft spot for the hard stuff, and the knowledge of wine in this Ashton Lane restaurant bar is impressive, with a selection of over 300 wines to choose from. It's little wonder then, that the Ubiqutous Chip wine club, held on the last Thursday of the month, (£20pp), is as refined as the restaurant itself. Each tasting hones in on a specialist area whether it's a masterclass in biodynamic booze, or a tour through Burgandy's finer reds. If you don't happen to make it along to the wine club, The Chip also offers self-education in the form of its wine flights - similar to a beer paddle - you can try three contrasting wines chosen by the in house sommelier team.
This Merchant City wine bar puts a whole new spin on your average wine club. Boudoir's Wine Lick offers guests the chance to taste a selection of fine wines along with a platter of antipasti to compliment. Rather than a regular wine club, Boudoir runs private, tailor-made tastings, making this ideal for a special birthday party, fun corporate event or a hen or stag do.
The Curler's Rest may just seem like a cosy little pub in Glasgow's West End, but this place is big on their vino. Regular wine tastings make for banter filled nights out, with a wide mix of reds and whites, old and new world wines, you'll have a night that's both educational, and enjoyable.