Taste of the Vine

Wine tasting, Cheese, Gin, Real Ale & Whisky Events   •   22 years, 3570 events, 49 countries


Taste of the Vine formats have been crafted from a deep base of subject knowledge. However, unlike many tasting based events, they are not lectures, sales pitches or guessing games reliant on guests' prior knowledge. They are a blend of tasting, interactive theatre, comedy and skill development.

All of the formats can be staged as a seated show or a standing reception and the level of interaction can also be tailored. For example you may require the activity to be a part of an event rather than the main feature.

New for 2019

Look out for our 'Entertaining Cheesemakers' event options; three unique formats crafted in conjunction with our sister company, Surrey cheesemakers, Gimblett Cheese. www.gimblettcheese.co.uk

The Entertaining Cheesemakers - Artisan Cheese and Drink Challenge

Run in conjunction with Gimblett Cheese (Surrey cheesemakers and our sister company), The Artisan Cheese and Drink Challenge combines the finest local (to your event) artisan: cheeses, wines, ales, ciders and gins (or a selection of your choice), with interaction, humour and fun.

The Entertaining Cheesemakers - Interactive Cheese and Port Show

After-dinner entertainment, fresh from Taste of the Vine’s cheesemaking dairy.

Cheesemaking challenge and artisan cheese and drink masterclass

A fun cheesemaking challenge and artisan cheese and drink tasting, held at a venue of your choice.

1.5 hour format suitable for evening receptions and a 3 hour format suitable for activity afternoons.

Online Cheese and Wine (or ale or whisky) Tasting and Challenge

This fun, online tasting showcases the finest British cheeses and matching international wines (ales, whiskies) in a humour-filled show. Inspired by cheesemaker and wine expert Francis Gimblett’s 100 Cheesemakers in 100 Days road trip and forthcoming book, Gimblett’s Guide to the Best of British Cheese, the experience is as engaging as being in the same room.