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Winter Wonderland 2015 – Hyde Park

The dark early nights are in full swing & the hats, gloves and scarves have been brought out of hiding once again. It can mean only one thing for Hyde Park… Winter Wonderland is back. This year there’s something new – Wondering Wine Company will be there with our very own Winter Wine Lodge!
The Winter Wine Lodge has a selection of delicious wines from suppliers such as Castellare and Wynns, including mulled wine and cider, as well as a fantastic range from the Portobello Brewery.

Embrace winter and visit the Winter Wine Lodge, open from 20 November to 3 January (closed Christmas Day).

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A taste of Tuscany with govino

Piccini recently took to the streets of London with a Piccini Mini Tour, visiting various London Media Houses. Located in Castellina in Chianti, Piccini is one of the biggest players in Tuscany today. During the two day tour, head winemaker, Antonella Conti, and the rest of the team presented a selection of Piccini wines in our signature govino glassware.

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Rugby World Cup 2015 fans toast to The Wondering Wine Company

The Wondering Wine Company was thrilled to announce its partnership with William Grant, official spirits and Champagne tournament provider for the Rugby World Cup 2015. Kick-starting the association at Twickenham Stadium over the opening weekend, The Wondering Wine Company’s Champagne and Cucumber Patch sold 1,200 Hendricks Gin and Tonics and 3,600 glasses of Piper Heidseick Champagne.



Serving a selection of quality drinks to thirsty fans, The Wondering Wine Company has been stationed at Twickenham Stadium, the Millennium Stadium, the Olympic Park and Brighton Fan Zone.

WWC has been operating a number of facilities during the tournament, which kicked off on Friday 18 September with an England win over Fiji. The facilities include the Champagne and Cucumber Patch bar, a new bar brand launched specifically for the tournament serving a selection of William Grant’s Premium Spirits, Gin & Tonics and Champagne; a Piper Heidseick Champagne Bar; and a Hendricks Gin Bar, which sells the Ultimate Rugby World Cup G&T– a new serve designed especially for the tournament.

Everything throughout the tournament has been served in The Wondering Wine Company’s signature govino glassware – the highest quality polymer glassware currently on the market for outdoor use. This has ensured that customers enjoy the best possible drinking experience.

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The Big Feastival 2015

Alex James invites ‘The Old Lady’ back to his farm!

For the fourth year running WWC return to the Big Feastival held on Alex James’ farm in Kingham in the beautiful Cotswolds.
The festival, hosted by Alex James and Jamie Oliver, runs across three days and celebrates all there is about food, wine, music and more! So what better place for WWC to return to, and what an amazing time we had.




This year we were present with our good faithful ‘The Old Lady’ (vintage airstream) selling a diverse list from the amazing Bibendum PLB Group portfolio.
WWC partnered up with Barramundi Wine and brought Australia to the Cotswolds on their #barramundiroadtrip! We showcased their delicious Chardonnay and Shiraz from the stunning VW Campervan courtesy of The CamperVin Co. Barramundi is a new brand to the UK so our enthusiastic staff were on hand to tell the Feastival goers all about it.
Love the Barramundi Wines or fancy trying them? Get yourself down to your nearest Sainsbury’s and pick yourself up a bottle!

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Creamfields 2015 – WWC Team Get Their Dance on

For another year running the Wondering Wine Company were at the world’s leading dance festival, Creamfields. The weather played along and we had a fun three days in Cheshire

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Ascot Racecourse Events King George, Property Race & Redbull Air Race

Over the last couple of months WWC have attended various race meets and events at Ascot Racecourse including King George Day, Property Race Day and RedBull Air Race. Across these events WWC ran The Blush Bar on the ground floor of the grandstand and the Winning Post Bar outside the grandstand in our very own vintage airstream. Our friendly team were on hand to serve everything from our Wine on Tap, Pimms, Beer and Cider, as well as our great list of wines. We hope to see you at the next race meet!

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The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Never Gone Give You Up!

The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is Britain’s premier jockeys’ competition. Four teams of top jockeys battle across six-races. A day of racing, activities, fairground rides and of course, The five Wondering Wine Bars made for an entertaining family day out. The WWC were there to ensure that all were able to enjoy their favourite tipple, whilst watching the racing and singing away to the likes of Blue, Razor Light and Rick Astley at the evening concert. Check out our team in their very own music video!

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Standon Calling WWC Celebrate Standon’s 10th Birthday

A first for the Wondering Wine Company to be at Standon Calling Festival and we had such a great time we hope it’s not the last! WWC joined a record selling attending crowd to celebrate Standon Callings 10th Birthday. Our favourite serve of the weekend was the Ara Sauvignon Blanc, a vibrant and intense white, a perfect accompaniment to a sunny weekend.

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Ashes 3rd Test at Edgbaston WWC at the Ashes

After incredible play by the English side, WWC saw themselves at Edgbaston for a shorter time than we anticipated, however what a great few days we had whilst it lasted.
Beautiful weather, great cricket and our teams favourite serves of Chablis Domaine Vrignaud and Ponte Miliano Negroamaro were enjoyed by attendees at the event.

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Walthamstow Garden Party WWC Return to Lloyd Park

WWC were delighted to work with The Real Food Festival for the second year running at The Walthamstow Garden Party in Lloyd Park. The festival is a free weekend of arts, crafts, food and of course, wine and beer. Not only did we take along our fantastic wines, but we also showed our beer and craft offering, serving the likes of Portobello, Estrella, Meantime and Chapel Down.

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The Davis Cup Tennis Tennis, Moet, Chase, Portobello & WWC

WWC partnered with Portobello Brewery, Moet and Chase distillery to deliver 4 bars, across 3 days at Queens Club for The Davis Cup Tennis. Champagne and a day at the tennis in the sun, go hand in hand so what better Champagne to have at this event then Moet. Our Moet bar saw 341 bottles of the Moet range sold over the 3 days.The Chase Cocktail bar also proved to be popular seeing a total of 498 Gin, 104 Vodka, and 144 Rhubarb Vodka 50ml serves sold.
A huge thank you to our sponsors for all their support at this amazing event.

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Wireless Festival 2 Fun & Wine Packed Weekends

This year the Wireless organisers decided to add an extra day onto the line up for Wireless Festival 2015. The Wondering Wine Company had 2 bars serving a range of wines from our own label wines through to De Castellane Champagne. Our friendly team were on hand for the 2 weekends ensuring all visitors to the bars left with a smile, come rain or shine!

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Royal Ascot 2015 5 Days- 4 Bars – 1 Location

If you remember our piece on Royal Ascot last year, you will notice we have used the same title for this piece, but this time there is a difference… That’s right WWC have gone from 3 bars up to 4 bars! This included the 444 Wine Bar on the concourse, #Likenowhereelse & The Blush Wine Bar on the first floor of the grandstand and Wine at the Shergar in the Royal Enclosure.

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Elton John at Walsall Football Club Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday……

On Saturday 13th June, The Wondering Wine Company joined the very legend that is Sir Elton John at his gig at Walsall Football Club.

The WWC team were there to assist to make this night even more memorable by serving a list of great wines


Auction Against Hunger – Street Feast Food, Wine and raising money for a great cause

Elena Parry (WWC Events Coordination Manager) and Mark Schneider (Events Operations Manager)  photographed helping out at Auction Against Hunger at Street Feast in Dalston.

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival WWC, Fresita & Finca Las Moras collaborate and get their Jazz on!

29th April – 4th May saw the first of WWC largest of events of the year taking place at The Cheltenham Jazz Festival held in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham.

WWC were joined along the way by two Bibendum PLB Group producers.

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Edgbaston One Day International England Vs New Zealand – 9th June

  • England 408-9; New Zealand 198
  • England win by 210 runs

With a team joined by Ian Bell, Chris Woakes and Captain Alastair Cook, England Cricket started their summer with a record win, setting their highest ever ODI score, achieving their biggest ever winning margin and WWC were there to see it all!


Wine on Tap
WWC turns the tap on at Twickenham

“Having followed the trend & growth of wine on tap in the USA for three years, we are really excited to incorporate the range into our offering. Carefully selected quality juice and expert technical installation delivers a terrific opportunity for events and venues wishing to engage their customers in the world of wine. Fast to serve and space efficient too, there’s just no downside. We will be pouring an Italian Fizzante and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at Twickenham for the remainder of the Six Nations Championship.”

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The Revival Weekend
WWC steps back in time

Our vintage airstream was right at home amongst similar vintage vehicles while mods, rockers, 1950s starlets and starched British Army officers paraded at 2014 Goodwood Revival .

The event organisers encourage visitors to dress in clothing that reflects the heyday of the Goodwood Circuit, where top-level motor racing took place between 1948 and 1966.


govino at Home.

Delighted to be exhibiting govino this weekend at Home in Olympia. If you’d like to have a look at our new govino web site in the making go to:


Veuve Clicquot Airstream Tour
Rolls into Hyde park

For the 2014 British Summer Time Festival, The Wondering Wine Co. team treated festival goers to Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Vintage, Rose bottles and magnums, we even have a few very special Jeroboams for sharing. Our govino Champagne flutes, decanters wondering all over the park with chilled summer bubbles!


Champagne Lanson
Five lovely nights at Henley Festival

Our Citroen H freshly polished, a lick of paint, Champagne Lanson, and a floating stage. We are all set for the very special and quintessentially English Henley Festival. We’ve White and Rose magnums, govino flutes, sunshine and Brian Ferry – what’s not to like!


British Summer Time
Wine Bar Hyde Park

Our new wine bar pop up going great guns at British Summer Time in Hyde Park. From  White Zinfandel Rose to Shiraz we’ve got the lot!. Seven fantastic days of amazing music, London’s best street food with a wine match for every dish.

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Our Pop up market shop
WWC teams up with Shepherds Markets

Recently we teamed up with Shepherds Markets to bring our first Pop up market stall. We have hundreds of special parcel wines as well as our staff favourites and a few surprises. In Victoria and Wapping we are tasting and sampling from 11 till 3.

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Old Lady in the West Car park
WWC returns to Twickenham

Returning to the West Car park for the QBE Autumn Internationals means its time to dust down the Winter Spice cup recipe card and get those raisins on to steep. With the weather playing its part we can expect a busy couple of weeks

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White Star Pop up at West Quay
HVan 2 takes centre stage in Southampton

Jo from West Quay commented on the idea behind a pop-up bar, “Adding an area for our guests to relax and un-wind really adds an extra dimension to our guests shopping experience. I’ve had a look at their designs and it looks amazing. Having a classic Citroen H Van in West Quay with sofas and Lancaster chairs with high backs and winged sides will look great during Christmas and the January sales”.

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Olly Smith at Ideal Christmas
An ideal match for WWC

Olly was on top form at the Ideal Home Show Christmas at Earl’s Court. We teamed up with Olly Smith to create a fantastic, fun and bespoke pop up wine bar with a wine list to delight all palates, chosen by Olly and guaranteed to make you feel Christmassy.


Create Christmas at Cardinal Place
Winter Spice cup and the Sugarbabes

The Sugarbabes performed then sampled our Winter Spice Cup as the clip shows, watch out for the dancing barman.

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British Charcuterie at Ascot
WWC introduces the best of British

On the fourth floor at our Rosettes bar we showcased the best of British Charcuterie. Racegoers at Ascot tasted and sampled some the greatest cured hams and award winning charcuterie from Cannon and Cannon and Black Acorn. We paired beautiful wines with delicious plates.

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The Big Feastival
Jamie Oliver and Alex James Extravaganza

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who came along to the Old Lady – thank you for making the festival so wonderful.  We’re full to the brim with memories and will be sharing them across facebook and twitter so be sure to join us there.

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Toni and Guy
50 Year Anniversary Festival

Our Airstream bar was at the 50th Anniversary Festival for Toni and Guy at the iconic Knebworth House. Toni and Guys global gathering included DJ’s and great music acts as well as an award ceremony. Our bar was at the heart of the action pouring great wines and mixing cool cocktails.


Govino in the press
Independent view

According to Samuel Muston our glasses are the answer to your picnic conundrum, great wine out of cheap plastic glasses, well the answer is govino, drink in style not once but time after time.

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Royal Ascot 2013
5 Days-3 Bars-1 Location

Our week at Royal Ascot was an extremely memorable experience especially for Her Majesty winning the Gold Cup and effectively handing it to herself. Our little outfit galloped home with space to spare winning all the plaudits and new friends in all of our bars, 444 on the Cedar Lawn, HVan on the Grandstand concourse and our newest addition Rosettes on the 4th floor of the Royal Enclosure.

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Prim and Proper
Wondering Wine presents

The Sun and the crowds came out for our first foray into Wine and Food outside the offices of Bibendum Wines. The aroma of London’s finest street food greeted the ravenous passer-by where we matched fine wines and glorious cocktails. We were joined by Rainbo, Bhangra Burger, Donostia Social Club and Fish Dog on Regents Park Road for the first of many Pop-up events, see you soon.

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Prim and Proper comes to NW1
Wondering Wine hosts event

Our first Pop-up wine bar outside the Bibendum office in Primrose Hill. On the 1 and 2 June from midday to 9pm we will be joined by some of our friends, Bhangra Burger, Fish Dog, Rainbo and the Donostia Social Club to serve up great wines matching the coolest food in London.

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Rosettes becomes a reality
Wondering Wine at Ascot

After months of preparation and anticipation Rosettes had its first run out in front of a good crowd at Ascot. It showed some great form in spite of the heavy going and as the wind blew the sound of popping corks rang through the Grandstand. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

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4 Events – 1 Bank Holiday
Wondering Wine season curtain raiser

Phew what a weekend! The weather played its part as our season started with the sound of popping corks. First stop Montpelier Gardens for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the ‘Old Lady’ taking centre stage. On to the Southbank under Jubilee bridge for the gastronomic Real Food Festival with our street food friends.  At Newmarket the Champagne flowed for 200th running of the Guineas Festival.  Saracens hosted Bath as the Premiership season reached its climax and the Prosecco hit the spot at the Allianz stadium. A record breaking weekend full of fun, friends and fine wine – Cheers!


Producer Spotlight – Bisol
Family masters of Prosecco

Prosecco is on the rise and has been for some time now but must not be seen as a poor man’s champagne, it is so much more than that!  We have some truly delicious bubbles in the shape of Jeio Prosecco from Bisol – a family run winery steeped with centuries of history.

In the late 1920’s it was Desiderio Bisol who ran the operation, his wife’s affectionate nickname for him was ‘Jeio’ and from here the name of this wine derives. A very cute tale, the wine tastes scrumptious as well; so if you find yourself at one of our many events join us in raising a glass to ‘Jeio’.



Wondering Wine Company does Twickenham
Movember ends

Our residency at the Autumn Internationals at Twickenham has drawn to a close and we’ve had an amazing time serving up our vino to hoards of happy rugby fans.

We were not just there for a good time but also for a good cause, warming the crowds (and their taste buds) with our Winter Spiced Cups of Glögg.  20p of every cup sold has been donated to Movember in support of men’s health, raising a total of £276.80 with the help of all you sporting ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Mo Sistas’ out there.  Chin Chin to men’s health!

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Wondering Wine Company does Movember
Introducing Glögg

We love supporting a good cause, especially when it involves growing spectacularly questionable facial hair. During the course of Movember we will be at Twickenham for the Autumn Internationals, serving up a delicious winter warmer called ‘Glögg’; a scrumptious Nordic glühwein containing brandy and flavoured with raisins, cloves and cinnamon.  A real moustache curler!  20p from every cup sold will be donated to Movember in support of mens health.

Come and see us in the West Car Park where we will serving up our delicious creation along with some tip-top wines before and after the game.

Jamie Oliver's Feastival Video

Have a peek at our video
Wondering Wine Company at Jamie Oliver’s Feastival

While we were at Jamie Oliver’s Feastival we made a video to let people see what we are all about.  If you haven’t seen us in action yet have a little look at the video to learn more about our world.

To watch the video click on this link.


Real Food Festival
Wondering Wine Company on London’s South Bank

We set up camp on London’s South Bank to offer some of our lovely wines to foodies from across the capital.  They came from far and wide seeking amazing food from some of the most creative street food traders around.  The Real Food Festival celebrates the best, passion-driven sustainably and ethically produced food; something we at the Wondering Wine Company are über passionate about.

Match made on the South Bank: Spicy Eastern Mediterranean curry teamed with De l’Hospitalet Viognier 2011.


Wine, G&T’s, Music & Food
Wondering Wine Company with Fever Tree at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival

Whilst wine is out first love, we at Wondering Wine Company are particularly partial to an expertly made Gin & Tonic. We were super excited to rock up to Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, held on Alex James’s farm (of Blur fame)  with our friends Fever Tree in tow, who laid on some truly irresistible cocktails topped up with their ultra premium mixers.

Between us we were selling our lovely wines and cocktails like the clappers in the delectable govino glassware, which is elegant, shatterproof and reusable.  We are happy to announce they are now available to buy online here.


Olympic Fever
Wondering Wine Company at Hyde Park Festival

We had an amazing two weeks watching all of the Olympic action from the big screen at Hyde Park, where we were housed for two weeks over the Olympics.  Whilst cheering on our home team, (and seeing glimpses of the last ever Blur gig) we kept glasses topped up and the crowd happy with bubbles galore.

Thank you for all of your support and kind words. We had some amazing feedback and an absolute blast being part of the highs and lows of those two monumental weeks. Something we certainly won’t forget in a hurry. Roll on the Paralympics!


Adventures in the Rain
Wireless Festival- Hyde Park

We pulled on our wellies at Wireless Festival this weekend and and brought a few smiles to soggy festival-goers face’s with our uber special selection of bubbles. From the finest Prosecco from tip-top vineyards in the hills of Valdobbiadene, to Champagne from the biggest names,  we found that the rainy conditions were even more of a reason to celebrate!  We will be pitched up outside the Bandstand and Pepsi Max stage for upcoming festivals in Hyde Park, including Hard Rock Calling so make sure you pop your head round and come and see us for a glass (or a bottle) of something delicious.


A Very Royal Adventure
Sipsmith comes to Ascot

The Wondering Wine Company got their royal on this past weekend at Ascot, where alongside our brilliant wines, we launched our brand new summer cocktail to the racing crowd.

One of our adventurous managers Mark worked with the lovely chaps at Sipsmith to create (…drumroll please…) the Sipsmith Summer Cup. A super refreshing mix of gin and Fever Tree ginger ale, finished with fresh mint, cucumber, lemon and lime, this little number had race goer’s tongues tingling.



Producer Spotlight – Argento
Lights, camera, action

Our Argentinian producer, Argento, set out a few months back to capture in moving image what makes Mendoza special as a wine producing region. The result is a short film called Cerca del Cielo (Close to the Sky), a collaboration with British filmmaker James Kibbey.

Watch the film here and follow a day in the life of Argento’s Winemaker, Silvia Corti, on a journey from vineyard to table against the stunning backdrop of Mendoza, Argentina.


The shipping news
govino glassware arrives on UK shores

We have just received our shiny new shipment of govino glassware all the way from sunny California. The range includes shatterproof, recyclable and reusable plastic wine glasses, champagne flutes and decanters that are designed to look both elegant and make your wine taste that much more delicious.

We are excited to announce that we are the only supplier of govino in the UK. Keep a beady eye out on our website for where you can get your hands on them in the near future, beyond our events.


Cheltenham Jazz Festival –
Wondering Wine Company hit the road

We rolled up with our Citreon H-Vans to Cheltenham Jazz festival for a May bank holiday weekend of festivities. Despite the rain, we battled the elements to serve over 700 bottles of wine to happy festival-goers to a sound track of Paloma Faith and Gregory Porter.

We love collaborating with like-minded folk, and our friends from Pizza Pilgrims and Serious Pig worked with us to match their tasty British charcuterie and handmade pizza’s to our lovely wines. We hope to be back in town for the Cheltenham Literary Festival in October, so keep your eyes peeled on our events page.