Archive for June 2009

Vinopolis celebrates its 10th birthday with Oz Clarke and 1,000s of free tickets!

London's Vinopolis releases birthday balloons

Azure blue skies, shocking pink ribbons and a thousand purple balloons provided the colouful backdrop for Vinopolis’  10th birthday celebrations today.

TV wine expert Oz Clarke was the velvety-voiced star turn.  He treated the crowd to reminiscences about being Dom Jolleyed in SE1 and succumbing to the allure of the Green Fairy during  a Vinopoils absinthe tasting. He also joked that Vinopolis really wanted his Big Wine Adventure  chum James May to appear instead of him!

Oz, Rupert Ellwood (MD of Vinopolis) and the Mayor of Southwark cut the celebratory pink ribbon, the nets opened and the purple balloons gently spilled over the London skyline, each carrying a pair of complimentary Vinopolis Grapevine tickets. Catch one if you can as it’s a really good tour. There’s also a mystery prize for whoever finds the balloon that travels the furthest from Vinopolis!

Check the Vinopolis website for more special birthday events.

London’s Robot Zoo

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