For people with a thirst for knowledge & fun

Social Tastings & Private Events

Wine tastings make great social, informative, or fundraising events – mixing friends, family, colleagues and friends you haven’t met yet!

They can also teach you what to look for in what you drink, which foods and wines complement each other, and develop tasting and sensory skills that you never knew you had. A great way to celebrate special occasions, learn new skills in an informal environment or for an excuse to have fun with your friends.

For a private tasting event get together with a group of friends or colleagues, either choose from one of our popular themed tastings, or talk to us about your own idea and we will help make it happen. Tastings can be designed and run by our qualified sommeliers for any favourite region or idea that you have – for wines, beers and spirits.  Any number of people can be catered for.

Popular Current Themed Tastings

If you want some inspiration, these are just a few of our most popular themed tastings – feel free to contact us with your own ideas, what you want to achieve and talk though the possibilities.

  • Tour De France
    6 iconic wines from around France.
  • Tour De Spain
    6 iconic wines from Spain.
  • Tour d’Italy
    6 iconic wines from around Italy.
  • Old World V New World
    Decide for yourself where the most drinkable wines come from with 6 wines competing.
  • Champagne and Sparkling Wine
    Different sparklers from around the world – what makes them different and which will be your favourite. Test your taste buds and take the champagne challenge.
  • Pass the Port
    There are lots of wonderful types of port to suit all tastes and budgets. Discover 6 styles of port to complement your last course.
  • The James Bond Experience
    Sample and create some of our hero’s favourite drinks from the book and films – dressing up as your favourite character optional.
  • The Whisky Warmer
    Gives you the opportunity to learn about whiskies from Scotland, Ireland and around the world.
  • The Retro event
    Re-visit the 70’s with the latest versions of the iconic wines and cocktails that started off the wine revolution – fancy dress optional.
  • The fine wine adventure
    Gives you and your guests the chance to discover more about some of the worlds’ best known wines and what makes them so special.
  • Best of British
    Try the best Britain has to offer in the form of gin, whisky, wine, beer and cider.
  • I didn’t know what to expect when a friend dragged me along to a tasting on Italian wines, but I loved it! Amanda is great and so enthusiastic that you forget that you don’t know much and find yourself joining in. I now go to as many different events as I can.

    DonnaItalian Wine Tasting
  • Mandy’s Port evening was amazing – so good that we have organised 2 more since!  Excellent fun and we also learnt a lot without realising

    MattPass the Port event
  • We have been fortunate enough to attend one of Andy’s Wine Tasting sessions and had an extremely enjoyable time. His knowledge of wines and spirits is formidable and, when coupled with his enthusiasm, brings complete strangers together for an informative and fun evening. His quiz is the icing on the cake, I thoroughly recommend!

    MartinBirthday tasting event

Tastings can fit around your wider event or be the main focus.

All tastings come with bread and crackers to cleanse the palate. Cheese and other complementing nibbles can be added as an additional element.