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 for. Please don’t hesitate and call the wine shop today to book your spot. Our events are always well received and are always fully booked!


Wine Tastings and Events

Spaces are limited, to book call 01934 708 312


Spanish Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 28th June

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue The Wine Shop

Ticket £25

Book: Call 01934 708312

The most famous wine region in Spain has to be Rioja, however Spain is a huge wine producing country with so many hidden gems. This evening we will be exploring the many different styles of wine, native grapes and tasty surprises! 


All About Sauvignon Blanc – Fully Booked

Due to the first Sauvignon Blanc tasting selling out we have decided to put it on again!

Date: Friday 14th June

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £25pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

The Loire, France is home to sauvignon blanc from the famous villages of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. However, it was New Zealand that shot the grape to international fame and is now one of the most popular grapes in the UK.

Do we really know this grape and what styles of wines it produces? Did you know that it is a grape that can age in oak, produce sparkling wine as well as some of the most elegant, mouth watering sweet wines? 

A Sauvignon Blanc a versatile grape – Come and explore the many sides to Sauvignon Blanc and why when we talk about sauvignon blanc, cats pee may well get a mention!


‘Classics for a Reason’ – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 24th May

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £25pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

We often try to come up with new and inventive wine tastings, however for this tasting I wanted to re visit the classics and understand why they are just that. We will be looking at classic wine making regions, along with well known grapes. Of course we may well throw in a curve ball – after all it is all about exploring wines! Come along for a journey of wine classics.


Chateau d’Esclan Masterclass – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 23rd May

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £25pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

We are privileged to welcome Ronan from the magical property in the heart of Provence Chateau d’Esclan. Sacha Lichine vision was to create the worlds greatest Roses and he has ignited the ‘Rose Renaissance. Chateau d’Esclan are most famous for their Whispering Angel, however this is just the beginning. Please join us for a wonderful taste sensation as we taste through some of the worlds most exclusive roses.


Heaven Hill Bourbon Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 10th May

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £25pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

We’ve put together a whiskey tasting for newcomers and experts alike… Join Chris from Heaven Hill to guide you through the delights of Bourbon in all its American splendour.


Bulgarian Wine Dinner @ Bath Arms – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 2nd May

Time: arrive 7.15 for 7.30pm Start

Venue: The Bath Arms, Cheddar BS27 3AA

Ticket: £65pp inc. dinner and wine flight

Book: Call 01934 708312

We are thrilled to present this evening to you as we welcome Georgi who will be presenting a stunning portfolio of Bulgarian wines. He will explain the unique climates, style of wines and introduce native Bulgarian grapes. Along side Georgi we have a special guest Bulgarian winemaker who’ happens to be travelling who’s in the UK and is able to join us to show his wines.


All About Sauvignon Blanc – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 26th April

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £25pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

The Loire, France is home to sauvignon blanc from the famous villages of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. However, it was New Zealand that shot the grape to international fame and is now one of the most popular grapes in the UK.

Do we really know this grape and what styles of wines it produces? Did you know that it is a grape that can age in oak, produce sparkling wine as well as some of the most elegant, mouth watering sweet wines? 

A Sauvignon Blanc a versatile grape – Come and explore the many sides to Sauvignon Blanc and why when we talk about sauvignon blanc, cats pee may well get a mention!


Gin Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 19th April

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

Call to book 01934 708312

A tasting dedicated to discovering gin, what the different terminology means such as the understanding the definition of London Dry Gin. Take the time to sniff, swirl and compare the mixology of the wonderful world of botanicals!


Around The World with Rothschild – Fully Booked

Wine Tasting & Masterclass

‘Around the World with Rothschild’

I am delighted to welcome Paul Tompkins who has spent 16 years with Rothschild family of wines and their growing portfolio across the globe. We will discover the history of one of the most iconic families in the world of wine while tasting a beautiful range of wines.

Date: Thursday 18th April
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Ticket: £25.00
Book: Call 01934 708312


Cider Tasting – Fully Booked

Cider Tasting with Head Cider Maker Richard Johnson @ Thatchers Cider

Date: Thursday 7th March

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £20pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

I am really excited to welcome Richard Johnson, head cider maker from Thatchers Cider where we hand over to Somerset apples and discover its colourful history! 

Richard will be taking us on a journey discovering the development of cider from its roots of traditional cider through to understanding the 100’s of different apple varieties and what they bring to a blend.


Sparkling Wine & Champagne – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 8th March

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £40pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

Time to explore the wonderful world of sparkling wine from fresh Prosecco through to rich Champagne. You will be taken through a journey of tasting different styles of Champagne to understand the story and what make it so special.


Springtime Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 22nd March

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £20pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

With the first signs of spring in the air and the clocks about to change, it time to swap the big reds for fresh whites with lots of flavour. Join us for our springtime wine tasting at the wine shop.


Gin Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 5th January

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

Call to book 01934 708312

A tasting dedicated to discovering gin, what the different terminology means such as the understanding the definition of London Dry Gin. Take the time to sniff, swirl and compare the mixology of the wonderful world of botanicals!


Sparkling Wine & Champagne – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 16th February

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £40pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

Time to explore the wonderful world of sparkling wine from fresh Prosecco through to rich Champagne. You will be taken through a journey of tasting different styles of Champagne to understand the story and what make it so special.


Winter Warmer Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 9th February

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £20pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

I find this time of year the hardest, we have enjoyed the indulgence of Christmas, but the days are still dark and chilly while we are waiting for Spring to arrive! This will be a winter warmer wine tasting focusing on comforting mouth watering white wines along side chunky big reds that give us a hug!


Whisky Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 19th January

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop

Ticket: £25pp

Book: Call 01934 708312

We welcome Kit, our spirits expert to The Wine Shop who will be hosting the whisky tasting and guiding us as we sip through the wonderful world of whisky.


Ginger Pig Kitchen Wine Dinner – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 18th January

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm Start

Venue: The Ginger Pig Kitchen Weston-s-Mare

Ticket: £60pp

Please state any food allergies at the time of booking.

We have a delicious evening planned with the Ginger Pig Kitchen. 

Dave Newman owner and chef is planning a mouthwatering winter feast for you to sit back and enjoy. Along with the food The Wine Shop will be selecting and presenting the wines to match each dish.

Canapes on Arrival

Amuse Bouche

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Starter

Baked Garlic & Rosemary Studded Camembert to Share, Homemade Sourdough Bread & Caramelised Red Onion Chutney

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Main Course

Trio Of Pork, Grilled Pork Tomahawk, Crispy Belly, Braised Shoulder croquette, Served with Creamy Mash, Braised Carrot & Vimto Red Cabbage Puree served with GPK stuffing, Rich Cider Gravy & Crackling 

Or Vegetarian Option

Roasted Beetroot Wellington, Creamy Mash, Braised Carrot & Shallot Gravy

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Dessert

Sticky Toffee Crème Brulee, Piggy Shortbread


Gin Tasting

Date: Friday 5th January

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

Call to book 01934 708312

A tasting dedicated to discovering gin, what the different terminology means such as the understanding the definition of London Dry Gin. Take the time to sniff, swirl and compare the mixology of the wonderful world of botanicals!

Indulgent Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Two Spaces Remaining!

Date: Friday 3rd November

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

Call to book 01934 708312

Two of my favourite things! Join us for an unforgettable evening as we blend the rich flavours of fine wines with the luscious allure of premium chocolates. This sensory journey promises to awaken your palate and transport you to a world of pure delight.


Port Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 16th November

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

Call to book 01934 708312

Join us for a memorable evening of indulgence as we explore the velvety world of Port wines.

Whether you’re a Port enthusiast or new to the world of fortified wines, our Port Tasting Evening promises an enchanting experience that will leave your senses enriched and your palate yearning for more. Raise your glass and join us for an evening of elegance and flavour.


Christmas Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 24th November

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

To Book: Call 01934 708312

The Wine Shop Christmas Tasting is all about focusing on Christmas Day… What to pop Christmas morning all the way through to the last crumb of cheese! Come and join the festive season!


Christmas Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 10th November

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

To Book: Call 01934 708312

The Wine Shop Christmas Tasting is all about focusing on Christmas Day… What to pop Christmas morning all the way through to the last crumb of cheese we like to indulge in! Come and join the festive season!


Port Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 17th November

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £25pp

Call to book 01934 708312

Join us for a memorable evening of indulgence as we explore the velvety world of Port wines.

Whether you’re a Port enthusiast or new to the world of fortified wines, our Port Tasting Evening promises an enchanting experience that will leave your senses enriched and your palate yearning for more. Raise your glass and join us for an evening of elegance and flavour.


Autumn Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 13th October

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £20pp

Call to book 01934 708312

Autumn is such a wonderful time of year with the season changing and the nights drawing in, it’s the perfect time to change up what we are enjoying. Out with the fresh and fruity wines and in with the rich luxurious styles of wine.


Top Shelf Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 6th October

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Tickets £50.00

Call to book 01934 708312

An evening of indulgence! A wine tasting that show cases the “top shelf wines” and what makes them so special. Please join us for an intimate and indulgent evening. Very limited space.


Australasian Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 29th September

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket: £20pp

Book: Call The Wine Shop 01934 708312

We love wines from New Zealand and Australia which are famous in their own right for either their mouthwatering Sauvignon Blancs from Marlborough or big heavy Shiraz’s from Barossa..Is there more to these countries in terms of grapes and styles of wines? Come and find out!


Gin Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 8th September

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket £25pp

To Book Call 01934 708312

A tasting dedicated to discovering gin, what the different terminology means such as the understanding the definition of London Dry Gin. Take the time to sniff, swirl and compare the mixology of the wonderful world of botanicals!


Rum Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 1st September

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £25pp

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Book: Call the Wine Shop 01934 708312

We welcome Kit to The Wine Shop who will be tasting and sipping through the wonderful world of rums as we hop from Island to Island!


Summer Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 25th August

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket: £20pp

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Book: Call The Wine Shop 01934 708312

Summer is such a fabulous time of year with everyone in good spirits with long sunny days and warm summer nights. This tasting is celebrating this time of year and what best suits the season!


Sparking Wine and Champagne Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 11th August

Time: 7.00 – 9.00

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket: £40pp

To Book Call: 01934 708312

Time to explore the wonderful world of sparkling wine from fresh Prosecco through to rich Champagne. You will be taken through a journey of tasting different styles of Champagne to understand the story and what make it so special.


Portuguese Wine Dinner – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 27th July

Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start

Ticket £65pp

Venue The Bath Arms

Book Call 01934 708312

We are delighted to welcome Robert Haynes from our Portuguese wine importer Raymond Reynolds to host a fabulous evening exploring the beautiful partnership of wines from Portugal and food.

The menu will be devised by the team at the Bath Arms that will compliment the wines of the evening.

*If you have any food allergies please let us know at the point of booking. 

The Menu

Welcome & Canapes

Smoked salmon blini

Draycott blue & tapenade croute 

Starter

​Goats cheese filo parcel, honey glazed baby vegetables, 

sesame & spring onion vinaigrette 

Main Course​

Piri Piri guinea fowl, Porto sausage, garlic smashed potatoes, 

roasted vegetables, red wine jus

Dessert

Vanilla crème, caramel sauce, cinnamon shortbread


Rum night with Jack and Joe – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 13th July

Time: 7.00 – 9.00

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket: £10pp All proceeds go direct to the charities below (Please pay cash, you are welcome to donate more), rum cocktails are £5 each.

To Book Call: 01934 708312

Really excited to host this charity evening with singer Jack Bessant and distiller Joe Kelly.


Taste of Portugal Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 7th July

Time: 7.00 – 9.00

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket: £20pp

To Book Call: 01934 708312

The month of July will be dedicated to exploring the beautiful wines of Portugal!


Sutton Ridge Vineyard Tour & Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 23rd June

Time: 7.00 – 9.30

Venue: Sutton Ridge Vineyard, Blagdon Lane, Butcombe BS40 7UR

Ticket: £20pp

To Book Call: 01934 708312

English wine week is coming up in June and as part of the celebrations we are inviting you to meet Luke from Sutton Ridge where all the magic happens, in his vineyard.

As you know, good wine is made in the vineyard so please do come and take this opportunity to hear the story of how Sutton Ridge came to be, walk the vineyard, see the soil and vines along side tasting his wine. This will give you a greater understanding of English wine and the passion and love behind producing it.

Arrive at Sutton Ridge vineyard where we will be met by Luke and be the first to make use of their newly furnished visitor barn. We will then be treated to a walking tour and talk of the vineyard finishing with wine tasting and questions in the visitors barn.


The Big Daddy Red Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 16th June

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket £20pp

To Book Call 01934 708312

I feel the title says it all! If you like Big Bold Reds – That is what this tasting is about!

Please come and enjoy a tasting where we will concentrate on the fuller styles of red wine exploring classic wines along with introducing different grapes and blends!


Blind Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Thursday 8th June

Venue The Wine Shop Winscombe BS25 1AB

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket: £20.00pp

To Book Call: 01934 708312

An evening exploring the smell and taste of wine. Not only will the wine grape & country itself be unknown to us.. the colour will also be hidden!

This is an evening where we take away our visual senses by using dark tasting glasses and concentrate solely on the smell and taste.

Could we be tasting white that reminds us of a red wine or a light red that we think is white?


South American Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Date: Friday 2nd June

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket: £20.00pp

To Book Call: 01934 708312

We are really excited to welcome Aaron our South American specialist to indulge us in the brighter fresher side of South American wines.

South America is home to rich malbecs of Argentina and deep full Carmenere wines of Chile however, this is a tasting to show another side to these countries wines. We will be exploring different grapes that thrive nestled in this beautiful corner of the world.


Gin Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 28th May 7.00 – 9.00pm

Venue: The Wine Shop, Winscombe BS25 1AB

Ticket £25pp

To Book Call 01934 708312

A tasting dedicated to discovering gin, what the different terminology means such as the understanding the definition of London Dry Gin. Take the time to sniff, swirl and compare the mixology of the wonderful world of botanicals!


The Chefs Table at The Valley Smokehouse – Fully Booked

Thursday 18th May 2023

Venue: The Valley Smokehouse, Stone Allerton BS26 2NH

7.15 for a 7.30 start – approximately 10.00pm

Ticket £60pp

Book Call 01934 708312

Join us for what will be a deliciously authentic evening where we get to meet the man behind the smokery, explore and learn about his trade and sit at his table for a feast of incredible smoked foods.

The Smokehouse was set up in 1989 By Jonathan Newberry. He started smoking food when he worked as an 18 year-old chef at Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

The evening will begin with a platter of smoked foods including Loch Duart salmon where a chap called Raymond Blanc speaks very highly of Jonathans work “Valley Smoke House smoked salmon: This is a traditional smoking house. They really understand the different qualities and characteristics of fish and meat produce and have developed their techniques to bring out the best flavours while maintaining superb texture.” 

The wines will be matched to Jonathans food by The Wine Shop.

The Chefs Table – Thursday 18th May

Taste of The Valley Smokehouse ~

Chicken Breast, Cream and Chorizo Sauce served with Smoked Mash

OR

Poached Loch Duart Salmon served with Wild Garlic, Curried Cauliflower Purée and New Potatoes

OR
Wild Mushroom and Pea Risotto (V)

~ Selection of Cheese


King of the Grapes Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 5th May – 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £20pp

Book Call 01934 708312

To mark the Kings Coronation, we thought we ought to pay homage to the grape that is also known as King.

Cabernet Sauvignon is known as the King and with its structure and class its hardly surprising. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the word and makes deep full bodied red wines, its thick skin gives tannic rich styles and is responsible for making the fine and long ageing wines of Bordeaux.

Next to the King there is Queen but what could that be?

Come along and discover the royal grape varieties? 


Spring Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 28th April – 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £20pp

Book Call 01934 708312

With the change of season our drinking habits change so this tasting will focus on, what’s new for spring, what is good to be drinking this time of year. Our tastes change in foods along with our mood with lighter brighter days we reach for the lighter style in wine, but still with tonnes of flavour and character!

Join us for a fresh and tasty evening.


Easter Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Fully Booked

Thursday 6th April – 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £25pp

Book Call 01934 708312

Two of my favourite things and we have an evening dedicated to them. Come and join us to discover the wonder taste sensations these two bring to each other.

Indulgent and rich!


Gin Tasting – Mothers Ruin – Fully Booked

Friday 17th March 2023 – 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £25pp

To book Call 01934 708312

We all know its called Mothers Ruin, but why? As it is Mothers Day weekend I thought we should have a gin tasting in honour of them all!

Come and explore the wonderful world of gin, its history, how its made and all the different botanicals that creates this wonderful drink! 


Organic Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 3rd March 2023 – 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £20pp

To Book Call 01934 708312

I’m delighted to welcome Emmanuel our organic specialist for an evening of purely delicious organic wine both white and red win.

Come and find out what organic wines actual means, which will include low sulphite wine and biodynamic production. 


Down to Basics (How to Taste Wine) – Fully Booked

Thursday 23rd February – 7.00-9.00pm

Ticket £20pp

To Book Call 01934 708312

This is a wine tasting masterclass that will concentrate on how to taste wine. Giving you the basic skills on how to taste wine covering the beginning steps on sight, smell, taste and conclusion. 

Giving you a better understanding what you are looking for in a wine, identifying the different flavours while comparing and contrasting different grapes and styles of wines.

This is an ideal tasting for those that have an interest in wine, and want to find out more and develop their tasting skills.


Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 17th February – Time 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £40pp

To Book Call 01934 708312

This is one of my favourite styles of wine, along side it tasting delicious, it evokes happiness and celebrations!

Come and discover the beautiful world of sparkling wine and understand the difference between Prosecco and Champagne and find out what happens in the deep cellars of Champagne!


Pasqua Italian Wine Dinner – Fully Booked

Thursday 9th February

7.15pm – for a 7.30pm start – end time approximately 10.00pm

Venue: The Bath Arms, Cheddar

Ticket £65pp (includes wine and food)

To Book Call 01934 708312

Come and join us for what will be an incredible evening as we welcome Will Willis the UK representative for Family Pasqua from Verona. 

Along side a delicious three course meal from the Bath Arms Kitchen, enjoy a flight of wines presented by Will as we discover the wonderful wines of Verona, including mouthwatering Valpolicella’s.

The full menu will follow closer to the event, please specify any dietary requirements on booking.


Lyres Cocktail Night – Fully Booked

Thursday 12th January 2023 – Time 7.00 – 9.00pm

Ticket £20pp

We are really excited to welcome the lovely Anita from Lyres Non alcoholic range of spirits to host our first non alcoholic cocktail evening.

No need to get a taxi or organise a lift as you can drive yourself!

Anita will guide us through a fabulous and fun evening on how to make that perfect cocktail, it will be interactive as she teaches us how to build the cocktails, what to use and how to do it. You will be making each cocktail to make sure you know how to recreate it at home.

Anita has a vast experience in bartending and hospitality so understands the importance of quality ingredients to make that perfect drink! 

Book in to what will be a fantastic tasty evening while not breaking that dry January commitment.


Gin Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 6th January 2023 – Time 7.00- 9.00pm

Ticket £25pp

A tasting dedicated to discovering gin, what the different terminology means such as the understanding the definition of London Dry Gin. Take the time to sniff, swirl and compare the mixology of the wonderful world of botanicals!


Christmas Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Thursday 24th November 7-9pm £25pp

Due to popular demand we have set a second date for our Christmas Wine Tasting. Be quick as this date will fill up too!

Concentrating on Christmas Day where you can immerse yourself in to an indulgent day ahead. The tasting, just like Christmas day will start with a glass of sparkling wine to get your mouth watering and set the tone! 


Port Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 11th November 7-9pm £25pp

Douro in northern Portugal is one of the most breath taking wine regions with steep terraces of old gnarly vines that have to be hand tended without machinery. This makes it a labour intensive which continues on in to the winery ensuring quality wine is produced to age in the deep cellars of Oporto. Come and discover more about this historic fortified wine.


Compass Box Whisky Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 4th November 7-9pm £25pp

I am really excited to welcome Jill from Compass Box Whisky producer. The Compass Box Story…. Inspiring and Unique! 

Back in 2000, John Glaser was working for a large UK distiller when he realised that there was so much that hadn’t yet been explored in the world of Scotch whisky. An American living in London, he decided to do something refreshingly different and bring the joys of Scotch whisky to more people in exciting new ways. So, he started Compass Box, an inventive company based on the long-lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house, but with a forward-looking approach and an unrelenting desire to create deliciousness. 

A word from John “We believe Scotch whisky is one of the world’s great drinks. With more spectrum of flavour and style than any other spirit, it has incredible capacity to delight both newcomers and discerning devotees. Which is what we aim to do with every bottle we create.


Christmas Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 25th November 7-9pm £25pp

Concentrating on Christmas Day where you can immerse yourself in to an indulgent day ahead. The tasting, just like Christmas day will start with a glass of sparkling wine to get your mouth watering and set the tone! 


South American Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 18th November 7-9pm £20pp

Time 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Ticket £20

To Book Call 01934 708312


Somerset Wine Fair @ Sidcot Arts Centre – Sidcot School – Sold Out!

Friday 28th October 2022 6-9pm £20pp 50% of your ticket refunded with orders taken on the evening.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Somerset Wine Fair Tickets are now on sale.

We welcome you to our Somerset Wine Fair, this will be our 9th Autumn Wine Fair where we show case a large range of wines from the shop. This is a great opportunity for you to discover and explore styles of wines plus meeting either the producer or importer of the wines.

Along side the main tasting, we will also have two Masterclasses, one being our well loved Italian family producer Pasqua, who produces our Valpolicella Classico through to the full bodied Amarone. The second talk will be from Bristol based Psychopomp distillery!

Tickets available from the Wine Shop Now or call 01934 708312


Autumn Wine Tasting – Fully Booked

Friday 7th October 2022 – 7-9pm £20pp

With a change of seasons is always brings about a change in a wine drinking habits and this tasting will be focusing on the fabulous wines to enjoy throughout the autumn time.

To Book Call 01934 708312


Wine and Food Pairing with Ginger Pig Kitchen £60pp – Fully Booked

Wednesday 5th October – 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

We are delighted to be co hosting a wine dinner pairing evening at the Ginger Pig Kitchen Weston Super Mare.

Dave the chef and owner of the Ginger Pig Kitchen has devised a beautiful menu and the Wine Shop will be pairing a flight of wines to match with each course and going through why they have been chosen.

Please join us for what will be a delicious evening!

The Menu

Canapés on Arrival

Starter

Heritage Tomatoes, Roasted Beetroot, Whipped Feta, spiced pumpkin seeds & sticky walnuts

Main Course

Woodbarn Farm Belly of Pork, Wookey Hole Cave Aged Pomme Puree, Braised Vanilla Carrot, Vimto Puree, GPK Bon Bon, Thatchers Cider Sauce

Vegetarian option – Heritage Carrot Risotto, Spinach, Toasted Pine Nuts, Black Garlic & Shaved Gouda 

Dessert

Thatchers Blood Orange & Cardamon Polenta Cake, Vanilla Cream, Meringue


Friday 23rd September 2022 – 7-9 £25pp – Fully Booked

Whisky Tasting with Gordon and Macphail Whisky Specialist

We welcome Luke Todd from Gordon and Macphail whisky specialist. Todd has an extensive knowledge in whisky, so whether you are new or a seasoned whisky drinker this will be a great evening.

Luke is the Southern Regional Sales Manager for Gordon & Macphail, one of the world’s leading independent bottlers of Single Malt Scotch Whisky and owners of The Cairn and Benromach Distilleries.

He has been working in the whisky industry for over 12 years, having started his career as a Brands Development Manager with Maxxium UK Ltd (Now Edrington UK) working with a portfolio of brands including Macallan, Highland Park and Laphroaig to name just a few. 

Luke joined Gordon & Macphail back in 2017 and now manages the sales and distribution of the company portfolio across England and Wales.  “I have been privileged to work with some incredible whisky brands over the years, but working for a family owned business that has played such an integral part in bringing the world of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies to life for over 127 years is a real honour.  The Gordon & Macphail portfolio contains some of the oldest, rarest whiskies in the world and for a whisky lover like myself, what could be better than that?”  

To Book Call 01934 708312


Friday 19th August 2022 – 7-9pm £40pp – Fully Booked

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 – Fully Booked

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 – 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

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Friday 17th June 2022 – £20pp – Fully Booked

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 – Fully Booked

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 – Fully Booked

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 – Fully Booked

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.