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Private Tastings


Our experienced team can deliver a fun, interactive online or face to face private wine tastings. 

Organising a special occasion or a milestone birthday celebration? looking for a sophisticated Hen or Stag night activity? Or just a fun way to entertain or spend time with friends? 

Private Wine Tasting Events in person
You will sample at least 6 different quality wines and compare them side by side and you can also include Champagne to add a touch of sparkle to the proceedings. We can include a rapid introductory session on how to taste wine – explained in a no-nonsense practical way - and we can introduce our aroma recognition kits and challenge you to recognise different wine aromas, great entertainment and is guaranteed to 'break the ice'.

Looking for something a little different? As well as wine tasting, we can also arrange a

  • Tutored Prosecco Tasting of 6 traditional varieties, using high quality Prosecco in varying styles from a specialist importer. 
  • Tutored Whisky Tasting you can choose a theme of 6 single Malts or 6 Whiskies from around the World - or a mix of the two!
  • Tutored Gin Tasting with a focus on Craft Gins, we compare varying styles and botanicals, as well as taking a look at the history of this fascinating drink.

We are an independent wine educator who do not sell wine or spirits, so our tastings are fun and relaxed events with no pressure to buy wine at the end. 

Private Online Wine Tasting Events

We’d be delighted host an online wine tasting event for you. We’ve organised sessions for milestone birthdays, a family get together, university reunions and just for fun so have the experience and expertise to make it a night to remember for you, your family and friends. 

Our experienced team can deliver a fun, interactive virtual tasting lasting 60-90 minutes on a variety of themes. We work closely with several wine merchants who can deliver wine, full or half bottles, securely to anywhere in the UK, and we aim to select wines that are just right for your requirements. Some ideas are;

  • Everybody Loves Rioja - Not for nothing is Rioja one of the most famous wines in the world. We’ll pay a virtual visit to Spain to see where it’s from and we’ll try three wines (full size), including an example of the rapidly-improving whites
  • A Taste of the Sunny South - A quartet – two whites, two reds in half bottles – from southern Europe to bring some welcome warmth even on the coldest and wettest of days 
  • Classic Whites, Sumptuous Reds - Four half bottles to unwind over, offering the classic flavours of France and Italy
  • The Quaffers Quiz - Why are the crew on Russian submarines sometimes served red wine? Why did Mary Queen of Scots bathe in white wine? What was wine sediment used for in ancient times? Introducing the wine quiz where novices have just as much chance as wine enthusiast of getting the right answer. With of course some wine on the side

What our customers say;
I recently attended a wine tasting which was arranged for a hen do and Neil from the Essex Wine School was brilliant! Very informative but also made it fun and enjoyable for all. I would definitely recommend this company and specifically Neil if you’re looking for a good wine tasting experience for any event!   Kayleigh

I have been to a number of tasting events hosted by Neil in chelmsford and have always enjoyed them. During lockdown I suggested to a group of friends that it might be a fun to have a cheese and wine tasting evening over zoom. We booked Neil and as expected had a fantastic evening. Neil is knowledgable and his presentations are always entertaining. thoroughly recomended!  Simon

Neil saved our 2020 Christmas do! After the year COVID has resulted in, a zoom wine tasting brought the team together and really lifted everyone's spirits. The session was fun, light hearted and educational. It was well pitched for our teams level of understanding and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!   Anthony


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We would be delighted to organise your wine tasting event, so please get in touch by completing our wine tasting enquiry form below.

Or call Neil Bull on 01371 267260 or email

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