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The FInesT bubble

thefinest Fizz-fiends have just found their new north star with this sparkling wine emergency delivery service, which guarantees same-day delivery around London. They’ve just launched ‘The Friday Bubble’, an hourlong tasting over Instagram Live, given by a legit booze expert. Londoners can order in a bottle of the two focus fizzies as little as two hours ahead of time, or the day before for those dwelling elsewhere in the UK.

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Fans of the finer wines in life need to get onto this. For those not yet in the know, Hedonism (inset below left) is a Mayfair-based wine mecca; part-wine emporium, part-James Bond villain lair. They are running online tutored wine tastings, hosted by their sparky resident educator, Sherry Rose Stolar. The drill includes purchasing the wines in advance, logging on at the designated time, either to interact with full visibility, or simply sip anonymousl­y.

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Charismati­c co-founder Tom Harrow (above) is all over the online winetastin­g game. Tune in for a programme of masterclas­ses by far-flung fine wine producers, as well as ‘Wine Therapy Sessions’, a series of mini Zoom tastings of three wines per session, sent to you in advance. There’s a real sense of community here, catering for people of all knowledge levels and not a smidge of pompousnes­s. A fun time for the first-time cyber-taster.

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April 10 with Gary and Kathy Jordan, £52.50, pullthecor­

A popular one for celeb-spotters, with Emma Louise Connolly and Oliver Proudlock taking part recently to a large cyber audience. Engaging expert Elliot Awin hosts interactiv­e wine tastings weekly over Insta Live @elliotawin. Just pick up a case via pullthecor­, and tune in at 7.30pm, with three stunning South African vinos to help us through Friday night in isolation.

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