Taste our wine

Taste our wine

If you’re looking for events that are ‘more tasting, less talking’ then these are for you. Whether showcasing regions, grapes or styles, we’ve got a host of formats to experience.

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Meet the winemakers

Meet the winemakers

These events, either online or in person, include walkarounds, dinners and masterclasses. They celebrate our relationships with producers and offer a unique chance to meet them!

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Learn from The Wine Society

Learn from The Wine Society

Whether you’re a novice or an aficionado, there is no better way to learn about wine than joining our buyers and educators for our fascinating tutored tastings and masterclasses.

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Pair wine with food

Pair wine with food

Celebrate the magic of food and wine perfectly shared and paired. Be it online cheese and wine evenings, lunches or in person multi-course menus, we’ve got just the event for you.

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"I wanted to say how wonderful the Zoom events have been. They’ve all been absolutely fascinating and involve some wonderful people."

Henry Crane

"Great to hear some of the personality and passion behind the wines that we all enjoy."

Simon Ruffley

"A wonderful demonstration of why my recent Wine Society membership was such a good idea."

Claire Donkin

"I am so pleased to have had the chance to be in on this experience."

Steve Cropper

Recordings of past events

Get a flavour of what our online tastings are like, rewatch events or catch up on tastings you’ve missed.

 

The joy of wine experience - home tasting kit

The joy of wine experience home tasting kit

The perfect Christmas gift for guiding the wine curious through the techniques & pleasures of tasting. Ten carefully selected bottles, paired for fascinating comparisons, are accompanied by easy-to-follow notes, guidance & links to videos that will make discovering the joy of wine easy & fun for all.

The Tastings Team

Tim Schwilk

Our Tastings & Events manager since 2017, Tim is tasked with devising and overseeing a broad programme of events for members. Prior to moving to the UK, Tim created and ran the Sydney Wine Centre, and his favourite food and wine pairing remains Australia’s unique Hunter Valley semillon with oysters.

Anna Spooner

One of our Tastings & Events co-ordinators, Anna came to us 2017 having worked as a freelance wine educator and writer. When able to, she spends a fair amount of time in the Rhône as her parents live there: ‘it continues to surprise me. There is no pretence or pomp and everyone is just desperate to share their wines with you.’

Emma Briffett

Tastings & Events co-ordinator Emma joined The Society in 2010. Among her many areas of expertise, Emma has a passion for matching wine with food. Her favourites include ‘steak and kidney pie with a large glass of Cotes-du-Rhône, and I always love a piece of brie with a glass of big, fat, new world chardonnay.’

Catherine Housden

Catherine joined the Tastings team in 2019 after three years in Member Services, and many members will know her in her role as Tastings & Events host. Away from work she is a keen cook and, in a bid to become more eco-savvy, has started learning basic dressmaking. Her top food and wine match? ‘Fino or manzanilla sherry with tapas. All day, every day.’

Gil Riggans

Our Tastings' Venues & Logistics co-ordinator, Gil joined in January 2018 after several years with Corney & Barrow. A huge fan of fizz and seafood, his favourite ever food and wine pairing is Ras el hanout spiced chicken breast with Alsace pinot gris, and when not at work, he enjoys the three Rs (running, rugby and reading!).

Maria-McGuiness

Maria joined the Tasting and Events team in January 2016 from our Member Services team, and her background before that was in sales and marketing. Our Tastings administrator, she is our go-to contact for members’ queries. It is a little-known fact, but Maria is also the one who keeps the Tastings team in check!

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