SipSoc Classes & Courses

Everyone’s palate is unique. SipSoc classes involve two hour experiments so you can discover your own wine preferences. We want you to feel like you are getting the most out of your own decisions regardless of where you are or the choices you have to make.


Pick a class from the list below. The workshops form a course for you to build your own SipSoc journey, tasting at least seven wines in each session.


Take a fresh look at grape varieties you may recognise and drink regularly and learn what differentiates them. This will allow you to discover the reasons you like them, which food group they suit and what to buy in future for any occasion. Going backwards is sometimes the fastest way to move forward.

This class is suitable for everyone who missed out on the all important basics of wine. There are a few facts that make it really easy to simplify wine, so we re-evaluate red, white and rose so you’ll never feel lost again.                                   

Discover your palate

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 start with our tasting workout to stretch your flavour sensitivities and then discover what wines you like, why you like them and how your palate differs to the person next to you.

Once you’ve discovered your palate, you’ll have the confidence to develop your wine choices based on your own individual palate and how to match those wines with food.

Mixing flavours

This class is all about understanding 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.

What’s your tasteface?

Ahead of the game

Develop your tasting skills and palate as we discover some of new and unusual varietals and wine regions out there.

We start by building up a picture of the extended world of wine then move on to learn how to be more confident in choosing unique and interesting tipples so you can start producing some show stoppers on your own.

We recommend taking one of the previous SipSoc classes prior to taking this workshop.


Geek Speak

This class is all about diving deep and learning how all the work in the vineyard and winery affects the wine and what we taste. And if the gadgets we can buy in specialised shops are really worth it. It’s a course for wine lovers who want more answers and know if there is anything we can do at home to bring out flavour.
We recommend taking one of the previous SipSoc classes prior to taking this workshop.



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 what’s the best thing for your palate. 


This can be booked as a full course or individually. We always advise you start from the beginning even if you think you know a thing or two as it may just clear up a few misconceptions, otherwise pick the class that suits what you want to test.

From SipSoc novice to Seasoned Sipologist:

Grape Times

Determining DNA


Wine Captain

Hot knowledge

Bubbly graduation

Book all 6 classes for just £270

Any of these classes can be made into a bespoke workshop for you and your friends. Get in touch to see how we can make a tasting work for you or check out other events we offer throughout the year, such as Social Sips or Seasonal Experiments.
Our original tastings are suitable for businesses too as we incorporate team building, strengthen relationships and offer many other personalised objectives.