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  • A group of people at a wine tasting table

    Folio society food and wine night, Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, October 2012

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  • Two people sampling wine at a wine tasting event at Tate Britain

    Folio society food and wine night, Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, October 2012

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  • Two people drinking from wine glasses at a wine tasting event

    Wine tasting event at Tate Modern, July 2012

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  • A group of people at a wine tasting table

    Wine tasting event at Tate Modern, July 2012

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  • A helper pouring a glass of wine at a wine tasting event at Tate Modern

    Wine tasting event at Tate Modern, July 2012

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  • A visitor being photographed in front of the window at the top of Tate Modern

    Wine tasting event at Tate Modern, July 2012

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  • A group of people at a wine tasting event in the gallery at Tate Britain

    Wine tasting event at Tate Britain, September 2012

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  • Visitors tasting red wine in the gallery at Tate Britain

    Wine tasting event at Tate Britain, September 2012

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  • Two visitors at a wine tasting event at Tate Britain

    Wine tasting event at Tate Britain, September 2012

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  • Hamish Anderson presenting at the wine tasting event at Tate Britain

    Wine tasting event at Tate Britain, September 2012

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  • Californian wine tasting at Tate

    Californian wine tasting

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  • Californian wine tasting at Tate

    Californian wine tasting

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We are delighted to be able to offer highlights from the award-winning Tate wine list beyond our restaurants, through the Tate Wine Club.

Tate’s association with wine goes back to the early 1970s, when the Trustees took on the management of the Whistler Restaurant and decided to complement the distinctive ambiance of Rex Whistler’s mural, The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats, with a high-quality wine list.

It quickly became a magnet for wine lovers, who were attracted by the range and keen prices. Today we still run a classical cellar, laying down cases for the future so we can offer fine wines at unbeatable prices.

The extensive list has won many awards, including Best Wine List at the Moët & Chandon Carlton Restaurant Awards and, most recently, best London list in Neville Blech’s Top 100 UK Wine Lists. Our Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer, Hamish Anderson, curates wine throughout Tate. We hope you enjoy his selection.

Alex Beard, Deputy Director

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From the Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer

I am thrilled to launch a Tate Wine Club. I have been lucky enough to look after Tate’s cellar for over ten years. In that time, I have built relationships with the world’s great wine producers. ‘Great’ does not necessarily mean classic or expensive, rather wine of integrity. I am as proud of our bespoke house white from Rueda, Spain as I am of the many rare Burgundies on offer at the Whistler.

I have made a core selection of classics, stalwarts that have featured at Tate for years, available for you to buy. Over 200,000 bottles of Monte Alina have been drunk at Tate since I started blending this wine in 2006 – these are tried and tested wines enjoyed by customers and staff alike. The classics are complemented by special offers, which you will see on this page. These focus on small, bespoke parcels that I notice on my travels. Many, I will import exclusively for Tate.

As the club develops, there will be range of other benefits. Everyone can enjoy our version of the supermarkets’ buy-one-get-one-free deals immediately: buy a bottle of wine in any of our restaurants and you can bring one of your own, without paying corkage. Please mention this offer at the time of booking.

We will also run a series of tasting events, where you can sample anything from a casual glass of something good, to a Riesling extravaganza inspired by Turner’s time in the Rhine. Tate Members are among the first to hear of these offers and tasting events – if you’re interested in finding out more, and you aren’t already a Member, please email me: hamish.anderson@tate.org.uk.

Enjoy the wines and please do drop me a line if you would like advice.
Hamish Anderson, Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer