Our Events

We offer a range of tasting and experiences, including wine tasting, gin tasting and wine dinners. Please see below for our up coming events, when you find something that you would like to join us on. Please don’t hesitate and call the wine shop today to book your spot. Our events are always well received and always sell out!

Wine Tastings and Events

Friday 19th August 2022 – 7-9pm £40pp

Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting

Sparkling wine and Champagne are special wines, so we are dedicating an evening to indulge in them! Learning about how the bubbles are created, tasting the difference between sparkling methods, grapes and countries. Maybe treat someone special to a night of fizz!

To Book Call – 01934 708 312


Friday 12th August 2022 – 7-9pm £25pp

Psychopomp Gin and Spirit Tasting

Love spirits and exploring then this is an evening for you.

The team from Psychopomp have been very busy the last few years creating new Bristol based Circumstance distillery spirits.

As you can well imagine they are highly creative with quality leading the way, with organic mash bills, using different variety of woods, ex bourbon casks, seasoned casks and charred English oak spindles and only bottling when its ready rather than being restrained with certain laws. The spirit does the talking.

Sustainability is taken seriously and they are certified by Carbon Neutral Britain as a carbon neutral business, which includes all the left over grain is sent to local farm as cow feed. There are some very happy cows around here!

The evening will be led by Sara and we will be tasting through Psychopomp gin creations along side introducing their Circumstance spirits creations.

To Book Call 01934 708 312


Friday 8th July 2022 – 7-9pm £25pp

Pocket Full of Stones Spirits Tasting

We are delighted to welcome Shaun the founder of Cornish based Pocket Full of Stones distillery and Sian to host an evening The Wine Shop.

They specialise in gin and have a beautiful range including the quirky Squid Ink Gin. Aside from gin they also produce other spirits which they may well bring along to showcase what they can do!

Come and enjoy what will be a tasty evening full of gin, stories and Cornish legends!

Shaun used his experience of working in hospitality in Durban, Belfast, and London to open his own pub in Fitzrovia. Named after his grandfather, the Lukin quickly became known for its eclectic selection of drinks, its friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere, and, thanks to Balazs, its exceptional menu. After years of tastings, pairings, distillery tours, and altogether too much drinking, Shaun decided to put all that knowledge to good use. So in the cellar of the Lukin our first gin, Caspyn, and Pocketful of Stones were born! The decision to set up in Penzance was an obvious one for this surf-loving Durban native who remains the driving force behind our creativity.

Shaun Pocket Full of Stones

I’ve worked for Pocketful of Stones for almost 2 years now, and I love it. To be honest, I didn’t even like Gin when I started (obviously I didn’t disclose this to Shaun before I started) and by day 2 I was on the G&T’s… now I drink it daily!

My personal favourite is our newest addition.. the Galaxy & Pilgrim Hop Gin. The ‘Marmalade Old Tom’ holds a special place in my heart as this was the first one that got me into being a Gin drinker, as it’s on the sweeter side – I hope you enjoy the tasting!

Sian Pocket Full of Stones

To Book Call 01934 708 312 Today!


Friday 17th June 2022 – £20pp

Spanish Wine Tasting

Spain has a huge wine reputation with Rioja being the most famous wine region, however there is so much more to explore. 

Please come an join us for a journey throughout Spain.

To Book please call the Wine Shop 01934 708312


Thursday 19th May 2022 – £65pp

Wine Dinner With M. Chapoutier

Join us as we explore the wonderful wines from Rhone producer Michel Chapoutier. 

We welcome Guillaume Chapoutier’s UK ambassador to take us through the journey of Michel and his family, his passion and love for producing organic and biodynamic wines within the Rhone valley, as well as pioneering in other wine regions.

To accompany these iconic wines we will have a delicious menu created by the chefs at the Congresbury Arms who have received two Rosettes for their culinary excellence. 

To book please call the Wine Shop on 01934 708312


Friday 6th May 2022 – 7-9pm £20pp

Italian Wine Tasting – With Mark from Astrum Wines Cellars

Italy is covered from top to toe with vines with so many native grapes to explore. This will be a fascinating discover of Italian wines as we welcome Mark from out Italian importer to take us on a journey.


Friday 29th April 2022 – 7-9pm £25pp –

Gin Tasting – With Joe from Chew Valley Distillery

Meet the man behind the creation of Chew Valley Gin. Joe began the distillery only 2 years ago and has recently been awarded for “Best UK Navy Strength Gin” which will automatically go in to the World competition. 

It will be a tasty evening enjoying the range of Chew Valley gins and find out more about Joes inspiring story.


Friday 22nd April 2022 – 7-9pm £20pp – Fully Booked

Organic Wine Tasting

It is with great pleasure we welcome Emmanuel back to the Wine Shop to host our organic tasting. We have worked with Emmanuel for longer than the shop has been running which shows how passionate and dedicated he is to organic wines.

Please join us for a discovery of organic, natural and biodynamic wines.


Friday 8th April 2022 – 7-9pm £20pp – Fully Booked

Easter Wine Tasting

Join us for a fun and informative wine tasting, full of great suggestions on what to enjoy over Easter weekend with family and friends.

To Book Call 0194 708 312 Today!


Friday 25th March 2022 – 7-9pm £20pp – Fully Booked

Portugues Wine Tasting

Portugal may be small in size in comparison to its neighbour Spain, however it more than makes up for this with a vast amount more native grapes. Over 600 indigenous grapes, that is a lot to explore!

The evening will be spent tasting through different wine regions, showing diversity in soil, climate and wine production along with tasting through different grape varieties. Portugal really is a unique and wonderful wine country to explore so come along and enjoy the experience.

To Book Call 0194 708 312 Today!


Friday 25th February 2022 – 7-9pm £25pp – Fully Booked

Pocket Full of Stones Spirits Tasting

We are delighted to welcome Shaun the founder of Cornish based Pocket Full of Stones distillery and Sian to host an evening The Wine Shop.

They specialise in gin and have a beautiful range including the quirky Squid Ink Gin. Aside from gin they also produce other spirits which they may well bring along to showcase what they can do!

Come and enjoy what will be a tasty evening full of gin, stories and Cornish legends!

Shaun used his experience of working in hospitality in Durban, Belfast, and London to open his own pub in Fitzrovia. Named after his grandfather, the Lukin quickly became known for its eclectic selection of drinks, its friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere, and, thanks to Balazs, its exceptional menu. After years of tastings, pairings, distillery tours, and altogether too much drinking, Shaun decided to put all that knowledge to good use. So in the cellar of the Lukin our first gin, Caspyn, and Pocketful of Stones were born! The decision to set up in Penzance was an obvious one for this surf-loving Durban native who remains the driving force behind our creativity.

Shaun Pocket Full of Stones

I’ve worked for Pocketful of Stones for almost 2 years now, and I love it. To be honest, I didn’t even like Gin when I started (obviously I didn’t disclose this to Shaun before I started) and by day 2 I was on the G&T’s… now I drink it daily!

My personal favourite is our newest addition.. the Galaxy & Pilgrim Hop Gin. The ‘Marmalade Old Tom’ holds a special place in my heart as this was the first one that got me into being a Gin drinker, as it’s on the sweeter side – I hope you enjoy the tasting!

Sian Pocket Full of Stones

To Book Call 0194 708 312 Today!


Thursday 17th February 2022 – 7pm £60pp – Last Few Spaces!

Wine Dinner with Babylonstoren

Over the years Babylonstoren have become a firm favourite at The Wine Shop and many would have met Duncan the UK representative at our previous Somerset Wine Fairs events.

We are pleased to be hosting a wine dinner along side the Bath Arms Hotel in Cheddar. The Bath Arms Hotel will provide an excellent five course dinning experience, with each course complemented by a selection of wines from Babylonstoren’s South African vineyard.

Our wine dinners are always a real treat and fanatic value with quality of food and wine on offer.

Welcome & Canapés


Starter

​Brixham crab lasagne, seafood bisque


Main Course​

Venison loin & rolled leg, pomme anna, spiced pear puree, chestnuts, blackberries


Dessert

Orange cremeaux, salt caramel ice cream  


Cheese

​​Cave aged cheddar & Draycott blue with fig chutney

To Book Call 0194 708 312 Today!


Friday 11th February 2022 – 7-9pm £40pp – Sold Out!

Champagne Tasting

Sparkling wine and Champagne are special wines, so we are dedicating an evening to indulge in them! Learning about how the bubbles are created, tasting the difference between sparkling methods, grapes and countries. Maybe treat someone special to a night of fizz!


Friday 29th January 2022 – 7-9pm £20pp – Sold Out!

South African Wine Tasting

Johnny was a real hit at our Somerset Wine Fair earlier this year so we have asked him to come an host a tasting on a country he is very much passionate about.

I first visited South Africa in 1994 when I just left school and fell in love with the country, people, food and wine. I have since been back to SA many times and even got married there in the wines lands 12 years ago to a South African.

So on this tasting I hope to take you on a Lekka wine trip across the wine map of South Africa from the isolated mountains in North West of the Cederberg, across the plains and gentle rolling hills of the Swartland, to  the more busy and bustling Franschhoek and Stellenbosch,  then onto Constantia tuck in behind Table Mountain where the wine story began in SA and then down to the seaside of Hermanos. The Wines will be from some of the best wine makers be they young or old, from tiny properties to larger ones and this will hopefully show you the dynamism of this amazing country and its wines and I hope to convert you to loving the wines as much as I do.

Cheer Johnny

Saturday 8th January 2022 – 10-1pm Free

Drinks Kitchen

Alli launched Somerset based, The Drinks Kitchen non-alcoholic aperitif in June 2021. The range has already won four Great Taste and Taste of the West awards and has also been recommended in the Sunday Telegraph and Delicious magazine.

Alli will be showing the three different flavours, the well loved Spiced Rhubarb, fresh Herb Verde and for those that love a Negroni, I’m sure you will love the Orange Cinchona. 

I have pretty much always worked in the drinks industry. I started by running wine shops in Bath then Bucks and London. Over the last 10 years I headed up marketing and new product development for a large drinks company; developing new brands and recipes for other businesses was something I did all the time with my team.

In 2020 I decided to set up on my own. Although I still adore and drink wine, it doesn’t love me back anymore! So, I decided to create a range of non alcoholic drinks which were packed with amazing and complex flavours as an alternative to alcohol. And so, drinks kitchen was born.

Alli @ Drinks Kitchen

We are delighted to welcome Duncan from South African winery, Babylonstoren to host an evening for us on Thursday 17th February at the Bath Arms in Cheddar.

The wines never fail to please showing elegant complex wines that are balanced showing character of their natural beauty of where the grapes are grown.