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Let’s drink and talk wine.

The Drink Talking offers adventurous and educational wine and drink tastings all served with a pinch of humour and a belly laugh. It was founded by me, Sophia Luckett, after years of working in the wine industry and learning that two of the most delectable and groovy things in life are: a) Tasting wine b) Drink talking with other lovers and soon-to-become wine lovers. As well as all types of wine, fortifieds and sparkles, I’m also an avid dabbler in gin, beer and all things ‘choose your poison’.

My wine background started, literally, from the ground up in 2005 when my family planted a vineyard in Nova Scotia, Canada. Many summers since have been spent out in the vineyard vine tucking and plucking, picking and sipping; along with guiding fun, fast paced group tastings, tours and hosting a weekly wine and food pairing event on a Tall Ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Over in the UK, I spent 2 years in Manchester being part of the management team at award winning Hangingditch wine merchants. Here I staged many wine events including an evening of Priorat wines at the exclusive Manchester House restaurant and sell-out chocolate and dessert wine tasting event with award-winning U.K. chocolatier, Bon Bon.

For the last few years I have been hosting lashings of wine tasting events in Leeds, York, Harrogate and Sheffield.  As well as this, I have hosted numerous popular wine clubs in Spain, Canada and the UK.

  • Now Yorkshire based.
  • WSET Level 3 – Passed with Distinction
  • WSET educator Level 1 & 2 qualified
  • Nominated for the Young Wine Writer of the Year award
  • Wrote a wine lovers’ blog on Nova Scotia – sophiawinelover.wordpress.com
  • Tasted over 3 million wines (probs.)