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How a Wine Tasting Event Works

A Taste of the Grape wine tasting event is fun, entertaining and interactive.

We work with our clients to understand their objectives, and design our events to ensure that everyone, whether they are wine experts or complete novices, learn something and have a great time.

Every Taste of the Grape wine tasting event is tailored to the needs of our clients, a broad idea of how an event works is as follows:

  • Welcome drink
  • Short introduction from Taste of the Grape wine host* explaining how the evening will work.
  • Introduction to wine tasting technique (with wine of course!).
  • Putting our new knowledge to practice by sampling a number of other wines, we generally think six is a good number, but we can do more or fewer!
  • Taste of the Grape wine host rounds off the event, awarding prizes to any winners if a competitive element is included (generally the less knowledge people have the more likely they are to win!).
  • Guests continue with informal drinks/food as agreed with client.

An entire wine tasting takes no more than two hours, and can be stand alone or part of a bigger event.  Most of the events we run are in the evening, often before dinner, but we know people can enjoy wine at pretty much any time of the day!

We usually arrive a couple of hours before a corporate event start time to unload our equipment, set up the room and make sure we have met the client and understand any last minute requirements. We clear away everything we have brought at the end of the event, and are usually out of the building within an hour or so. We often find ourselves saying “Au Revoir” to participants who are continuing to socialise after the event. We can of course provide additional wine for pre- or post- event drinks.

For private events we work with the client to agree how best to arrive, set up – and leave!

Online events

We make online events fun and enjoyable – we will set up and manage a Zoom call, and arrange for wine to be delivered to participants.  If we are including a quiz we provide quiz sheets, and tasting sheets for people to note down their thoughts about the wines they are tasting if required.  We make cheese pairing recommendations if appropriate and even suggest recipes to help finish off the tasting wines.  Find out more.

*Taste of the Grape hosts are qualified Wine professionals and educators, and have heaps of knowledge about wine. However, their key skill is being able to share that knowledge in a light-hearted, inclusive way, and creating a lively enjoyable atmosphere. They encourage participation, keep the pace up, and focus on ensuring participants are engaged and entertained. See About Us for more information about who we are.

Contact Us

To discuss your requirements or make a booking call us on 020 7060 4529, email tim@tasteofthe grape.com or complete the enquiry form below. We look forward to enjoying a glass of wine with you soon!