Christmas and wine go together like turkey and gravy (if you forget the latter the former can be dry and hard to swallow…) With family to see and presents to buy and endless parties to go to, you’re going to need a glass or two, so why not treat yourself and your friends to a little trip away and spend some time at one of the many wine tasting events in preparation for the festive season?
There’s nothing classier than being able to match wine to food and actually know what you’re talking about. Brush up your wine knowledge and have lots of fun doing it at one of these events around the UK this Christmas.
Yorkshire Wine School, 3rd December
The Christmas Fizz and Sweeties event in Leeds at the beginning of December is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Forget the dry, bitter wines that accompany the main courses of a meal; this tasting is all about aperitifs and dessert wines. With the promise of at least 6 tastings for just £25, this event is great value. Stay in our Leeds Central hotel to make a short break of it.
Newcastle Wine School, 3rd December
Newcastle is the place to be for all fans of the bubbly stuff on 3rd December. This Christmas Champagne and Sparkling tasting, which is designed to prepare you for the festive fizz-drinking season, promises to involve at least 3 champagnes and 4 other sparkling wines to give you a taste of the full spectrum of bubbly. Book a room in our Newcastle Central hotel so after you’ve got nice and tipsy you can head straight for a bed.
Michael Schuster Course, 2nd December
If you’re looking to go up market you won’t find a better course than this London based Christmas Treat tasting. It’s a little pricey, but with 9 wines and canapés, as well as the highest level of expert information, this tasting is the crème-de-la-crème. Why not spoil your loved one and book a room in our London Covent Garden hotel so you can take the course together?
Vinopolis, Sundays in December
Vinopolis is one of the biggest organisers of wine tasting events in the UK so you can bet their Sunday Christmas special events will be top notch. Head to their London headquarters for their Wine and Dine Sunday events which involve a Bloody Mary at the reception, a 2-course Christmas meal with a glass of wine, a tasting and education event with plenty of wine to try, and a mince pie and glass of mulled wine to finish it all off. At just £45 for all of that, you won’t find a better way to fill a festive Sunday. Stay in one of our London hotels for a great value long weekend.
Edinburgh Great Grog, 4th December
You won’t find a better deal than 10 glasses of fizz for £20, so head up to Edinburgh for the beginning of December for the perfect Christmas tasting. The Festive Fizz Tutored Tasting promises to be full of rowdy Scottish Christmas cheer and free-flowing bubbly. Stay in one of our Edinburgh hotels to get your Christmas off to a cracking Champagne start.