How to enjoy the best wine & cocktail experiences at home?

Updated: May 4

If you are now running low on booze or looking for some inspiration on what to purchase next I've put together a list of some of the best wine companies that supply restaurants and are now offering their wines at trade prices to us customers now that the restaurants are closed; companies offering online wine tastings and cocktail making masterclasses; and where you can buy pre-mixed cocktails from your favourite London bars.


Exclusive offers from wine companies for IOLondon Members

We've got some great discounts from wine companies just for us wine and cocktail connoisseurs. Read on for details on how you can claim these discounts.


For the Wine Snobs - 'Life's too short to drink bad wine'

Howard Ripley Wines: https://www.howardripley.com/

Product: Wine suppliers to restaurants

Delivery: 5 working days

IOLondon Offer: Bargain cases of wine at trade prices. Contact Emily Jackson by email emily.jackson@howardripley.com for wine cases at trade prices that were originally meant for restaurants. Mention that you are an IOLondon member to claim this offer.


The White Case – £150 (12bt - average £12.50/bt)

2bt x 2017 Chablis, Domaine Ventoura, France

2bt x 2016 Bourgogne Blanc, Domaine Alain Chavy, France

2bt x 2016 Montagny 1er Cru Le Vieux Château, Christophe Denizot

2bt x 2017 Silvaner, May, Germany

2bt x 2017 Riesling dry, Peter Lauer, Germany

2bt x 2017 Roero Arneis, Cantina Tibaldi, Italy


The Red Case – £175 (12bt - average £14.60/bt)

2bt x 2012 Chapelle, Domaine des Accoles, France

2bt x 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, Hudelot-Baillet, France

2bt x 2015 Givry Rouge, Christophe Denizot, France

2bt x 2015 Pinot Noir ‘Tschuppen’, Ziereisen, Germany

2bt x 2015 Chianti Classico, La Sala, Italy

2bt x 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba, Diego Conterno, Italy


The Mixed Case – £185 (12bt x average £15.40/bt)

2bt x 2017 Chablis, Ventoura, France

2bt x 2017 Pouilly-Fuisse 'Alliance' Vieilles Vignes, Daniel & Julien Barraud, France

2bt x 2017 Riesling dry, Peter Lauer, Germany

2bt x 2012 Chapelle, Domaine des Accoles, France

2bt x 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, Hudelot-Baillet, France

2bt x 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba, Bruna Grimaldi, Italy


Prices include VAT and delivery.

You can also design your own case from the list of wines available and they will quote the price for the selected wines.


Bargain wine cases meant for restaurants at trade prices



Wine Tastings at Home

Honest Grapes: https://www.honestgrapes.co.uk/

Product: Online wine tastings with a wine expert; Wine Delivery

Delivery: Wines you will be tasting delivered before the session.

IOLondon Offer: £15 off for purchases over £150 with Discount Code IOLON15


Wine Therapy Sessions

Join wine expert Tom Harrow as he takes you on a wine tasting around the wine-producing regions of the world in 4 wine tasting sessions. For each wine tasting session, you will be sent 3 wines in advance that you will be tasting in the session. Attendees can join live via Zoom. For those unable to attend, a 5-minute video about the wines will also be included with each pack.


Discover wines at home with online wine tastings. Wines delivered in advance of tasting.


Enjoy your wines perfectly chilled

Hielo: https://www.hielo.co.uk/

Product: Beautifully crafted coolers that keep your wine perfectly chilled with only 5 ice cubes and no drips. Available in several colours.

Delivery: Dependent on order

IOLondon Offer: 20% off with Discount Code iolondonVIP20.


For your new collection of premium wines, you will want to enjoy the whites and bubbles perfectly chilled. These beautiful wine coolers will look stunning on your dining table. Used by restaurants as they only need 5 ice cubes to keep your drink of choice cool with no drips so you can pour the wine without slippery wet hands. Ice will be one thing you are not short of during this lockdown.


Enjoy your wines perfectly chilled in these beautiful coolers


Bring your favourite London Bars Home

Enjoy some of the top bars in the world from the comfort of your home.

  • Three Sheets - Ranked 16th best in the world

  • Scöut - Ranked 28th best in the world

  • Lyaness - Ranked 39th best in the world

  • Tāyer + Elementary - Ranked 52nd best in the world


Top Cuvée: https://www.topcuvee.com/shop

Product: Pre-mixed cocktails from top bars Scöut, Three Sheets, Tāyer, Mr. Lyan

Delivery: Same Day available


Whisky Exchange: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/d/1031/bring-the-bar-home

Product: Pre-mixed cocktails from top bars Mr. Lyan, Mac & Wild

Delivery: Next Day available


The Sun Tavern: https://www.thesuntavern.co.uk/shop/

Product: Pre-mixed cocktails including Negroni, Boulevardier, Irish Old Fashioned, Roy Roy, Margarita, Sazerac

Delivery: Next Day available


Mac & Wild: https://www.macandwild.com/product-category/mac-wild-scottish-cocktails

Product: An exquisite range of pre-batched Scottish cocktails made with some of Scotland’s finest spirits and botanicals.

Delivery: 3 working days



Enjoy pre-mixed cocktails from the top-ranked cocktail bars in the world



Cocktail Making Masterclasses at Home


Experimental Cocktail Group: http://www.cvssevendials.com/

Product: Weekly virtual cocktail making masterclasses; Pre-mixed cocktails; premium selection of wines

Delivery: Next Day available


For the more adventurous of us, we can learn to make cocktails at home from the experts at Experimental Cocktail Group. Once a week, their crew will ship a pack made with four 25ml miniatures of curated spirits to your home. ​​​Tune in every Saturday at 5.30pm BST to join a live Instagram tasting session with one of their bartenders. ​The tasting session will run through the selected spirits and end with a quick demonstration of a simple, easy to mix cocktail at home.


First session with Appleton Estate Rum Saturday 11th April 5.30pm BST.​


My miniatures of Appleton Estate Rum have arrived in time for the cocktail making masterclass on 11th April!



Please share any other companies IOLondon should support during this time of crisis

Hopefully, that's enough to help you replenish your booze collection at home. If you have found any other great companies that you believe IOLondon foodies should know about please feel free to send us an email at info@iolondon.co.uk and we will share them with all members.


IOLondon Competition - £50 off next IOLondon event



To enter, 1)follow @insideoutsidelondon on Facebook or Instagram and 2) share pictures of the dishes you are cooking at home during this lockdown that are as good as those served in Michelin Starred Restaurant on Instagram or Facebook and mention @insideoutsidelondon in the post.

Once this lockdown is over we will select a winner who will receive £50 off any IOLondon event booked.

I'm personally looking forward to seeing all those amazing food pics.


Until we see each other around a dining table again, please stay inside and keep safe.











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