If wine on tap is your idea of a good time (it's certainly ours) then you can't miss a visit to the relaunch of the wine tasting experience at Vinopolis in Borough Market. The refurbished venue now offers an interactive wine tasting tour, which boasts the latest enomatic wine machines - to you and me, a wine vending machine!
Visitors begin with a 'How to Taste Wine' session followed by a quick quiz on one of the touch-screen computers to find out your preferred tipple (full bodied myself.) Using your nifty top-up card, you are then free to sample a huge choice of wines from the machines which are categorised by taste, rather than region. Different wines are worth different credits and the very knowledgeable staff are on hand for advice.
The self-guided tour takes you from champagne and delicious English Sparkling Wines, through to reds and whites and if you can still stand, the spirit room. If you want to make it to Absinthe, we suggest taking a break at the Tapas Bar in between.
A lot of thought has been put into the redesign, and the experience would make for a hugely fun and original hen-party with packages available for private tastings. As well as the tour, Vinopolis also boasts five bars and restaurants, including their own micro-brewery and bakery, not forgetting a large event space available for wedding-hire.
Wine Experience, from £27. Hen and stag party packages, from £40; www.vinopolis.co.uk