Forget ‘Wine Wednesday’ - Leeds is full of venues designed for kicking back with a large glass of vino on any day of the week.
Tucked away in the heart of the financial district, this sophisticated bar offers an array of vintage wines from across the globe.
The options range from zesty whites and luxurious reds, to crisp and fruity rosés - all sourced from the finest vineyards.
With its exposed brick walls and reclaimed wood bar, The Decanter has a laid-back feel which is perfect for enjoying a casual glass or two with friends.
Visit: 17 Park Row, LS1 5JQ
Offering an ever-changing selection of wines, this relaxed and intimate venue prides itself on its variety of choice, as well as excellent customer service.
Try by the glass, bottle or even buy to take away so you can carry on the party at home. If you need any advice on which tipple to try, the staff will be more than happy to help.
Visit: 69 St Paul’s Street, LS1 2TE
With leather chesterfield sofas, vintage wallpaper and a grand piano tasting table, this is a quirky and cosy bar, where you’ll find an award-winning wine list with very reasonable prices.
The bar also hosts weekly wine tastings - ideal if you’re feeling adventurous.
Visit: Unit D, Westpoint, Wellington Street, LS1 4JY
A popular haunt in Leeds thanks to its prime location at the very top of Trinity Leeds, Angelica is all about the setting, not to mention the exciting drinks menu.
Offering panoramic views across the city, this contemporary penthouse bar oozes style and sophistication, making after work drinks feel just that little bit more special.
Visit: Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, LS1 6HW
Serving top quality food and wine in a cosy, rustic setting, The Foundry’s casual atmosphere welcomes guests to unwind and relax.
Along with its unique take on classic British dishes, the bar is well known for its extensive wine list, which will certainly leave you spoiled for choice.
As well a range of the staple reds and whites, you’ll also find a variety of magnums, champagnes, vintages and a selection of specialist wines from the Luis Alegre Bodega in Rioja, Spain.
Visit: 1 Butcher Street, LS11 5WH
This busy Tapas bar and restaurant may draw people through its doors for its delicious food and authentic Spanish dining experience, but its impressive range of wines is also worth checking out.
Be sure to try their speciality house wines (in a choice of red, white or rosé) all bursting with intense fruity flavour.
Visit: 9 East Parade, LS1 2AJ
All Bar One
All Bar One’s lengthy drinks menu offers nearly 70 different choices of wine. From warming reds and fresh whites, to a wealth of sparkling wines, there’s a bottle for every occasion.
If you decide stay for a bite to eat, browse through their impressive wine library so you can find the perfect tipple to match your meal.
Visit: Unit D, Electric Press, 4 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD / 27 East Parade, LS1 5BN
It may be best known as Leeds’ most iconic champagne bar, but - as well as being bubble experts - Èpernay is well versed in the wine world.
Their impressive wine list incorporates flavours from France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, and many more, so there’s plenty of opportunity to try something new and exotic.
Visit: Great George Street, LS1 3DW
Serving a range of Spanish and Basque cuisine in a casual and inviting setting, Bilbao teams its delicious food menu with an excellent range of Spanish inspired wines.
All the wines here are hand-picked, and the list is updated twice a year, ensuring the flavours remain new and exciting.
Visit: Little Neville Street, LS1 4BR
Nestled inside a listed building in the heart of the city, this Italian wine bar provides a relaxing space to enjoy a glass.
Sourced from their award-winning Caruso and Minini family vineyard in Sicily, Veeno ensures the highest quality from the grape to the glass.
Visit: 7 Duncan Street, LS1 6DQ
Friends of Ham
Known for their craft beers and fine selection of meat and cheeses, Friends of Ham also has a great variety of wines from all corners of the world.
For something a little different, give their fortified and sweet wines a try - the perfect accompaniment to one of their tempting sharing platters.
Visit: 4-8 New Station Street, LS1 5DL