SipSoc workshops involve two hour experiments tasting at least 6 wines.
We want you to feel like you are getting the most out of your own buying decisions regardless of where you are or the choices you have as our palates are unique.
However it's been our attitude and modern approach that's contributed to us winning awards for what we do. Whichever tasting you choose to do we guarantee laughs along the way.
Here's just a few ideas of popular events
Wine enthusiasts wanting to learn in a light hearted way
Family/ Friends party or reunion
Hen or Stag
We can bespoke any of our tastings below to fit your requirements. Each one comes with it's own information booklet so you can focus on the tastes and flavours, keep all new facts learnt in one place and build up your own SipSoc library
ReWined- The SipSoc version of an intro to wine
Take a fresh look at grape varieties and what differentiates them. Even if you drink some more regularly than others, by learning the reasons you like them your understanding of how to buy wine in future for any occasion will natually develop.
Suitable for everyone who missed out on the all important basics of wine, there are a few facts and ways to look at wine that make it really easy to simplify it. Going backwards is sometimes the fastest way to move forward.
Taste Buddies- Which Beatle/ Spice Girl are you?
Are you a supertaster? And is this even a good thing? As we’re all so different and enjoy a vast range of styles, the best place to start understanding wine is with you.
We've named the different palates you may have after a Beatle or Spice Girl so you can work out what wines you like, why you like them and who your Taste Buddies are. And yes, it involves goggles and blue tongues.
Once you’ve discovered your palate, you’ll have the confidence to develop your wine choices based on your own individual palate to be ready to pair with foods.
#TasteFace- Exploring new flavour combos
Learn how food groups affect your taste buds and how they can completely transform a wine.
Through a series of fun experiments involving mixing tastes, you’ll learn how to navigate your way round a wine list and how to manipulate food and wine pairings so your TasteFace is always a good one- we don't want you looking like you're sucking on sour lemons!
Sip to the Beat- Bob Dylan or Marley with the Pinot?
Would it blow your mind that the taste and flavour of wines change depending on what music is on? Yes, most people are pretty sceptical. And we admit before we started our own experiments we didn't know how it would pan out.
This is now one of our favourite workshops. Oh, the look of surprise on our Sipologist's faces!
Interesting wines, multiple tunes and a chance to test your favourite beats.
SipPop- Or realistically multiple Pops and even more Sips
We love bubbles.
But with so many options out there, how do you know you’re getting the right style for your palate and occasion?
Delving into the world of sparkling wines, we explore the various options out there so that you know when you’re picking up a bargain and why and when to pay the bigger bucks, if at all.
Virtual options- For when getting together isn't practial
We had so much success with our virtual tastings during those rather tedious Lockdowns we've decided to continue offering them.
Whether it's because your family and friends all live far apart or you just don't want colleagues in your front room, bring smiles and laughs to the screen by becoming Sipologists.
We have a few excellant options for all budgets to get you buying your own or recieving our exciting parcels through your post box.
We want to keep everything as transparent as possible- we give you so many insights into wine pricing, margins and how best get a bargain it would be hypercritical for us not to be.
We price our tastings on a case-by-case basis as it depends on numbers of people in a group, the level of wines you require* and how bespoke you want to be with food, for example.
*We open wines described as premium, super and ultra-premium by the trade. To put that into context they're normally wines between £10-50 a bottle, so £30-100 in a restaurant. We will beable to tell you where you can buy them but we want you to learn how to navigate through the world of wine rather than fixate on producers or brands
We don't just turn up with the wine and glasses, we have all sorts of other equipment and kit for each tasting to guide you through the tastings.
We will be working with local cheesemongers and other food companies to maintain quailty of foods brought too.
If you are a supplier and want to work together do get in touch.
If you’re lucky enough to have been given a gift card...
...there are all sorts of ways to spend it. Have a browse through the website or get in touch and we can help find something that's just right for you and your party.
If you think this would be a great gift...
...our gift cards can be personalised with a message from you and sent to an unlimited number of people or in bulk for you to give out. Decide either at the time of purchasing or booking which tasting to do- we're very flexible.
These have proven to be a very popular family Christmas present- get all the over 18s sorted in one hit with an event you can all look forward to in the up and coming year!