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Online - The ultimate Christmas drinks workshop

06 Dec 2023 7:00 - 08:30 pm

This virtual workshop is ideal for all those who are seeking inspiration, or perhaps just a little confidence to host the ultimate Christmas drinks party.

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At this time of year, life can be a whirlwind of drinks evenings!

A common lament heard during the festive season is that trying to come up with the right combination of innovative nibbles and accompanying wine can be trickier than preparing a four-course dinner. Well, fear not, because help is at hand.

Join the Tastings Team’s Emma Briffett and Catherine Housden as they guide you on a whistle-stop tour of how to host the ultimate Christmas drinks party, covering thorny topics such as quantities of food and wine needed for different styles of events, as well as suggesting quick and easy canapés alongside a selection of six crowd-pleasing wines.

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Cap Classique Brut 2020

Well-earned Wine Championship success this year for this stylish Cap Classiqu...

South Africa     £12.76   Bottle     £76.56   Case of 6

Ferdinand Mayr Exklusiv Grüner Veltliner 2022

A great example of 'bistro' grüner veltliner, with all the crisp, refreshing ...

Austria     £8.75   Bottle     £52.50   Case of 6

Xovial Albariño, Rías Baixas 2022

A Spanish white full of energy and refreshment that has lively citrus fruit a...

Spain     £12.95   Bottle     £77.50   Case of 6

Semeli Feast Red 2022

A pure and refreshing take on agiorgitiko, the signature grape of the Nemea P...

Greece     £9.95   Bottle (out of stock)     £59.50   Case of 6 (out of stock)

Weinert Carrascal Corte Tinto Mendoza 2019

A lovely blend of 40% malbec, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot kept in larg...

Argentina     £12.50   Bottle     £150.00   Case of 12

The Society’s Exhibition Mature Medium Sweet Oloroso Blend

Wonderfully fragrant old oloroso, concentrated by long cask ageing. Its explo...

Spain     £13.95   Bottle     £167.00   Case of 12

Tasting our wines online is an exciting new proposition for The Wine Society. For these events, we encourage members to buy the wines specified, sometimes this may be one or two bottles and other times it might be a tasting samples pack or mixed case created for the event. To get the most out of these events, we do suggest correlating as closely as possible to our chosen list as these are the wines that will be explained and explored by our knowledgeable team.

How do I use Zoom? 

After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information. 

How much do these events cost? 

Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and wine suggestions are advertised on the event page.

Are the events recorded?

Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email

Catherine Housden

Catherine is our Tastings and Events Host at The Wine Society and joined the team in 2019 from Member Services where she was a valued Wine Adviser. Catherine hosts online and in person events across a range of themes and styles.

Emma Briffett

Emma Briffett is a Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. Emma has been part of the team since 2010 and is the ‘go to girl’ for all things food and wine matching. She has a degree in French and her WSET Diploma Award.


06 Dec 2023 7:00 - 08:30 pm Zoom
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