Bars & Pubs

Loki Wine

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Loki, the Norse god of mischief. Ever did he reign mayhem and chaos upon the plans of the other gods and against the established order. However, following his eternal imprisonment there appeared to be none who could take up his fallen mantle and once again rail against the establishment. Until now. Rumour had reached us, the merest whispers, of one shop who had fought against the stuffy, oppressive shackles associated with their kind and who had taken up the name of this once great god to carry on his sacred work – Welcome to Loki Wine, because what’s fine wine without a little mischief and fun?

Located in The Great Western Arcade (opposite the entrance to Snow Hill Station), Loki Wine is a fine wine merchant and wine bar dedicated to offering patrons a huge range in diverse, and hard-to-come-by, fine wines from around the world at affordable prices.

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Indeed, Loki Wine stocks an incredible and unique array of fine wines, with every single bottle in store having been hand-selected by the owner, and has even been named Decanter UK’s Wine Merchant of the Year 2013 outside London. Whether you’re looking for an Argentinian Malbec to add that little something extra to your dinner party, a sophisticated British sparkling to mark that special occasion or just think that a nice bottle of Spanish red would make the perfect birthday gift – Loki Wine has something for everyone, fine wine connoisseurs and beginners alike! Furthermore, the extremely knowledgeable staff (who regularly undertake wine sourcing trips to South Africa, New Zealand, Italy and beyond) are always on hand and willing to help so that you can make an informed purchase suited to your needs.

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However, what really sets Loki Wine apart from the other generic wine merchants are the 24 different wines on taste, allowing customers to come into the shop and try a broad range of wines by the glass before purchasing a specific bottle. Routinely interchanged between a selection of delicious and unique wines, and preserved under gas to maintain the high-quality taste, not only is this novel idea perfect for those beginners looking to increase their knowledge of fine wines or purchase a one-off bottle as a gift – it’s also ideal for holding corporate wine-tasting events or for those just looking to blow off a little steam and have some wine-related fun with their friends after a hard day at work.

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Another fantastic aspect of Loki Wine is its upstairs seating area, whereby patrons may purchase a bottle of wine in store and, with £5 corkage, lounge about upstairs on comfy sofas with their friends, drink fine wine and nibble on platters of cold meats and cheeses – the perfect way to idle away a few hours in style! Indeed, the upstairs area provides a wonderful view of The Great Western Arcade and, with its green drapes and chic artwork, is definitely the place to go for those who wish to enjoy fine wine and lead the continental lifestyle.

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Whilst Loki Wine mostly specialises in both tasty, and rare, fine wines (with prices ranging from £6.99 to over £1000), within the shop you will also find an eclectic array of spirits on sale as well as unique glassware from which to drink your purchases. With over 30 different types of gin and a whole cabinet dedicated to cognac, all your alcoholic needs are housed under one roof and, whatever the occasion, you’re certain to find something special.

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So, if you’re looking to purchase a gift, increase your knowledge of fine wines, or you’re just looking for somewhere to drink wine and blow off a little steam after work, then Loki Wine is the merchant of the moment! Now offering Independent Birmingham Membership Card holders 10% off tasting card top ups (Monday-Thursday). You can check them out at www.lokiwine.co.uk or on Twitter: @lokiwine

 
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