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Nyetimber Winter Pop-up

November 10, 2014

EventsFood & DrinkLifestyle | by Vicky Ilankovan

Nyetimber_Poster_A4_AW_14092014Move over Champagne. Celebrated English sparkling wine producers, Nyetimber, are joining the London pop-up scene to prove that England truly can rival France – unless it’s football, or perhaps romantic film-making. 25 years ago, they became one of the first wine producers in the UK to plant the Champagne variety of grape. Now, Candid can reveal that Nyetimber will be opening the doors to their Mayfair pop-up store between the 27th of November and the 13th of December, and flaunting the very finest in British sparkling wine.

Bubbling into life at 39C Jermyn Street, St James’s, the Nyetimber pop-up store will run daily masterclasses, allowing guests to sample vintages of Classic Cuvee and Blanc de Blancs. In the evenings, the St James’s wine venue will host parties and partnered masterclasses, enlisting the company of luxury British brands like Tatler, Linley and Floris. Nyetimber have teamed up with Mayfair perfumer, Floris, to make a limited edition, 2009 Rosé-inspired scent, which will be showcased at special events on the 11th and 12th December. As well as taking a bottle of the rare fragrance home with them, guests will have the opportunity to discover some fascinating insights into the similarities between wine making and fragrance.

Nyetimber aren’t stopping there either. Their effervescent entertainment lands in Borough Market too, with a festive takeover of the much-loved Wine Pantry. Surrounded by myriad foodie destinations, the takeover at Number 1 Stoney Street will feature tutored masterclasses. The takeover also extends to Wine Pantry’s sister venue, the English Wine and Spirits Company in Liverpool Street, which will host a number of library wine tastings.

This sparkling wine extravaganza comes at the perfect time. We’ve wiped off our zombie (or – for some unknown reasons – sexy kitten) make-up from Halloween, and held our Bonfire night sparklers. Now, thoughts turn to a different kind of sparkles, and Nyetimber‘s tastings give the perfect opportunity to find something to really jazz up those tired old mince pies. As Nyetimber put it themselves, ‘celebrations deserve something celebrated’ and they feel they’ve got just the thing.


Tom Livingstone