When you hear 'car boot sale' you immediately think of ridiculously early mornings to tramp around a field with a pile of fuddy-duddies selling their partially used lightbulbs and betamax tapes fighting for pitch space with some hippies who make cabbage and elderflower jam in their bathtub at home. There are many, many other activities I would like to undertake to pass away my precious weekends....such as removing corns from my mother in laws' feet. With my teeth. You probably have guessed, I’m not really a fan.
But here’s a car boot sale with a difference; it’s called Wine Car Boot (or @WineCarBoor for you Twitter types). The idea is simple and delicious. They pop along to a car park (hopefully) near you, each car is an independent wine shop that brings along a sample of their favourite wines for you to taste, try or buy and you don’t spend your day arguing over 50 pence on the price of a 3 legged table that used to have 4.
We love their slogan - ‘taste your way out of the supermarket!.
Entry is £12 which you buy online through their website http://www.winecarboot.com and this gets you entry to the event, five samples tastings, a bottle of water (for those ok with mixing their drinks), a tasting glass and a six bottle wine carrier. There are some cracking independent wine shops that are going to be there so sod the Christmas shopping and give it a go. Plus who wouldn't love a bottle of tasty wine under their tree??
The tastings are done in five hour slots and the next event is this weekend at Kings Cross. I would really really really love to be going but alas the mother in law is visiting. Note to self, buy more dental floss.