About

Laid back yet innovative, our wine tasting and training days focus on the individuality of flavour and how your perceptions and palate can change as other influences and a healthy dose of curiosity come into play.

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We love sipping wine, well anything really, but we're starting with wine as it's what we're best at.

 

The choice can be intimidating, what's the best value for money? Removing the old fashioned traditions around wine, these workshops are laid back, informal affairs.  You will get to taste at least 7 different wines, learn about many more and figure out what works for you, with like-minded folk who are keen to experiment and expand their tastes.

 

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Genetics are a big factor as to why we all have such different food and drink tastes.

 

At SipSoc, we base our experiments on exactly this science and use maths, geography and sometimes even music to take you on a taste adventure.

 

This twist makes the classes memorable and simplifies wine so you can take your new knowledge out into your everyday lives.

Social

Being social is fundamental to what we do at SipSoc. We want you to explore and learn in a relaxed setting. 

 

  • Come along and meet neighbours who have similar interests.
  • Get a group of mates together for your own private class.
  • Build your confidence to order the right wine on a date.
  • Impress your colleagues as you reel off smells they can only find once you’ve said it.
  • Or just get to know your palate better.

 

Sign up for one our workshops around London or ask me about coming to visit you.

The SipSoc Story

I’ve worked in wine and spirits since finishing university in 2006. Straight after graduation, I took myself off to Australia for some sunshine and along the way, ended up working in a winery. I had no idea that work could be so fun, educational and delicious. On returning to the UK, I got a job working at The Sampler and have never looked back.

I love wine. Making it, developing it, learning about it, tasting it, talking about it and of course, drinking it.

I’ve always wanted share this love with others in a way that makes them love wine in the same way too. So that’s why I started SipSoc.

I’ve taken my 10 years experience working in the trade and as a specialist wine trainer and developed a modern view and teaching style. This has been recognised with a nomination in 2015 for Imbibe Personality of the Year in Education and the WSET Global Wine Educator for Enotria Winecellars.

Whether you’ve never been to a tasting or have your own private cellar, come along, try some great wines, learn something new and have a laugh whilst doing so.

That’s the SipSoc way.

Taste-i-monials

"I thought I knew a lot about wine already having been in the business for 10 years. However, there is still so much more to learn and understand. A great day out!" Dario A, London (Bespoke Family Christmas Present)

"Thank you! A brilliant time and so interesting to learn in an interactive way. Would very much come again." Ginny R, London (Hen Party)

"A wonderful evening. I learnt more than I thought I knew and knew more than I thought! Thank you."  

Dave S, London (ReWined at SipSoc HQ)

"A-mazing wine tasting session. I am feeling more of an expert already. The whole mysteriousness makes so much more sense now." Anna W, Brighton (Spanish themed ReWined/ Birthday gift)

"Brilliant! A very interesting day. I just wish I had done this earlier." Rupert C, London (Bespoke ReWined)

"Really informative afternoon with lots of laughs. I really liked the wines and will be taking my new knowledge to the shops." Emily P, Leicester (Hen Party)

"Brilliant mix of fun and education with genuinely useful takeaway tips. So many things you didn't know you didn't know!" Rose S, London (ReWined at SipSoc HQ)

"Our Sipologist Social Rewined class was great fun. I feel like I learned a lot about different wines and regions. It made me want to discover more and do it all over again." Laysan K, London (Friend's birthday party at SipSoc HQ)