Leave behind that pint of beer in favour of a wine tasting experience that’ll show you the more subtle tastes of a fine white or a robust red and will give you a fascinating insight into the world of wine. You will certainly learn lots. Discover everything from how to hold the glass (by the stem!) and which wines go with which foods, to a vineyard tour to see the winemaking process from grapes growing on the vines, to the wine being bottled.
Whether you're someone who tends to grab the first bottle that catches your eye in the supermarket, or have more of a idea of what you already like, these wine tasting workshops at UK vineyards and wineries offer something to suit every palate. Many combine good wines and foods by offering lunches included in the wine tasting days packages. Just one of a quality selection of experience days from IntotheBlue.
• Visit the Red Wharf Bay micro-vineyard on Anglesey • Hear all about owner Kevin's fascinating journey • Experience includes tour and tastings with tapas • See how a little bit of Spain comes to Wales!
• An informative & fun day out at Three Choirs winery • Walk the vines & watch the story of Three Choirs • Enjoy a tasting & a two-course a la carte lunch • A bottle of Three Choirs wine to take home with you
• Courses at the Oldfield Forge blacksmith academy • Learn how to forge metal to make your own keepsake • All the instruction & materials you need included • Chance to add-on local winery/beer/cider tours
From a fancy French Chateauneuf du Pape to a nice fruity Malbec from Argentina, our wine tasting experiences will take you on a worldwide adventure in wine, tasting as you go!
Indeed, you might think French wines are the best, but they certainly don't have the monopoly, with the likes of neighbouring Spain's Rioja, Italy's Prosecco regularly topping the tasting lists. You might also get to open some fine vintages coming from as far afield as New Zealand and Australia that now grace our supermarket shelves that win many fans too.
And don't forget our homegrown tipples too. Ditch any preconceptions you may have about British wines and book onto a vineyard tour at a one of several vineyards dotted around the UK. Whilst Kent and Sussex might be something of a stronghold when it comes to wineries, we've also got vineyards opening up their doors and their oak barrels for you in the likes Shropshire and Perth too.
Many of the UK homegrown winemakers have produced millesimes that have won awards both at home and in the international wine arena, so they can't be that shabby can they? It's also fascinating to see the whole production process with your own eyes, so you understand all the hard work that goes in to creating a fine vino.
Wine tuition and tasting with a night out on the town
If you want to make an evening out of your wine tasting, we can highly recommend our experiences in central London, so you can sample a few vintages then head out to try some of the capital's bars and restaurants.
If you're looking for a tasting with a difference, we've got things like wine and chocolate workshops - after all who doesn't love a glass of Chablis and a praline or two?. We’ve even got courses where wine is combined with a little lesson in making cheese. - a sublime and very French combination.
We think a wine tasting experience makes for a superb gift for anyone who loves a glass or two. With expert sommeliers hosting these events you'll have a fun, convivial and informative tasting or tour and of course plenty of rose, red, white or sparkling wines to sample as you go!