TV wine expert Helen McGinn and This Morning presenter Kat Farmer team up with Côte restaurants

TV wine expert Helen McGinn and This Morning fashion presenter Kat Farmer have teamed up with Côte restaurants to host their popular WineTime event.

The TV and social media stars are back by popular demand after the first event in partnership with Côte was a sell-out.

Hosted by Helen and Kat, the celebration of wine event will focus on a ‘Summer of Rosé’. Guests will be treated a variety of rosé wines specially selected by Helen as well as taste Côte’s seasonal specials including the summer rosé dessert which features a rosé granita.

The event on Tuesday July 18, 7pm, at Côte St Christopher’s Place, just off Oxford Street, London, will also feature Helen and Kat wine-pairing to Côte’s innovate menu designed by executive chef Steve Allen who previously worked alongside Gordon Ramsay at his Michelin starred restaurants Claridges and Petrus.

This is the second WineTime event in partnership with Côte restaurants after the first event at London’s Barbican earlier this year was a massive success.

The exclusive evening will feature a reception of Crémant, a French sparkling wine, served with classic canapes from Côte’s a la carte menu and then an evening of tasting six French wines from the Cote wine list alongside a seasonal canapé board created especially for the event by Executive Chef, Steve.

The wines, Sparkling Leoube, Riesling, Picpoul, Sancerre Rose, Fleurie and Muscat have been specially chosen by Helen and perfectly pair with Côte’s summer menu.

Helen and Kat will lead a Q&A session with guests getting a rare chance to enjoy an evening with the two most knowledgeable and entertaining wine experts in the country.

Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, an award-winning wine blog and best-selling wine book, said: “We’re really excited to be working with Côte again for our next WineTime live. The success of the last event was huge so we can’t wait to do it all over again.”

Kat Farmer, who is also known by her social media handle, DoesMy BumLook40, is a TV fashion stylist, digital first talent and established author added: “This one feels particularly exciting with Côte’s new summer menu including a dessert with rose wine, what could be better!”


As if this summery fabulousness was not enough, Côte restaurants have also launched a special summer offer giving diners a free bottle of rosé wine or two non-alcoholic cocktails with their meal.

To welcome the lazy days of summer, Côte is treating guests to a complimentary bottle of rosé wine when they order two or more main courses from their à la carte menu.

So, despite train strikes and unpredictable British weather, you can sit back and enjoy a refreshing glass of rosé with friends or let Côte treat you on your romantic date night. To make your visit even more special, you can upgrade to any bottle of their French wine list and simply pay the difference.

The complimentary bottle of rosé Vin de France Anciens Temps costs £18.95 and is valid for two or more guests ordering main courses from the al la carte menu.

The table must be booked via Côte’s website link available from Wednesday July 19 – Sunday July 23 in eleven selected London restaurants.

The offer is available at Côte Barbican, Covent Garden, Hay’s Galleria, Marylebone, Royal Festival Hall, Sloane Square, Soho, St Christopher’s Place, St Katherine’s Dock, St Martin’s Lane and St Paul’s.



Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief