Thursday 1st Feb, 7-9pm
at Brew and Brownie, 5 Museum St, York, YO1 7DT
Price: £25 | 6 wines | Food matching from Brew & Brownie too!

*SOLD OUT  – new date added, Jan 31st*

Yes, I’m talking to you, red wine lover. This is your evening of pure indulgence, catered to satisfy your love of bold, full-bodied, warming reds.  Do you like wines that are so dark you can’t see through them? Then this tasting is for you!

You will taste 6 wines from around the world, showcasing different styles, aromas and grape varieties out there; the only thing these wines will have in common is that they are BIG!

We’ll taste the much loved classics like Argentinian Malbec and Australian Shiraz, but you’ll also taste some red wines that are a little less ballyhooed and famous (and deserve a little more attention!). Nothing beats a deep, tannic red from the Douro in Portugal, or the chocolate and coffee aromas of Pinotage from South Africa.  Whether you are a red wine aficionado or a recent red explorer, this tasting is sure to satisfy your love of the purple grapes.

Nothing goes hand in hand with rich reds than some hard and strong cheeses, so get ready for some mouth quenching whoppers, along with quality cured meats and olives from Brew and Brownie.


Brew and Brownie, 5 Museum Street, York, Y01 7DT. Have you been in before? It’s cosy and warm in there with great grooviliscous vibes, right in the centre of York.

Why learn about wine?

  • Confidence buying wine

It can be overwhelming eyeing up the wall of wine in a supermarket or wine merchants. Have you ever bought wine based on a snazzy label or solely because it was reduced from £12 to £6? We all have! How would you like to walk into a wine shop, confidently find your favorite wines, and leave 100% satisfied?

  • Improve your ability to taste and smell

Anyone can learn to become a wizz-kid at smelling and tasting wine, all you need is practice. I’ve had people tell me that ‘wine just tastes like wine’ to them and they have a terrible sense of smell etc, only to  find themselves saying ‘I really can smell elderflower’ only an hour into the wine tasting. It won’t be long until you are picking out ‘leather’, ‘peaches’ or ‘banana’ too.  Like any other muscle this is just a skill to be honed and toned and you’ll be amazed at what you are capable of.

  • Extra skills: geography & history

One of the world’s most famous wine writers, Jancis Robinson, describes wine as ‘geography in a bottle’ – so true! You will see so many maps, pictures of soil, weather diagrams that if you aren’t already a geography buff, then you soon will be! Alongside this, you also learn about history of wine regions and the culture that goes along with it.

  • Feel good talking about wine

Have you ever loved a wine but had no idea how explain what you loved about it and why? The more you taste various styles and flavours, you’ll feel confident in talking about wine with anyone.

  • Make friends through wine

It’s easy to make pals when you have a shared interest. These wine tasting events are designed for you to feel relaxed chatting with everyone in the room and getting to know other wine lovers like yourself.


Come by yourself, with your ma, your bestie, your partner in crime, your work peeps, whoevs. All are welcome for this great introduction to wine tasting.

Book your space today:

Don’t use Paypal? Don’t worry – you can check out using your credit or debit card. 

You will receive a confirmation from Paypal of your purchase and your name will be added to my guest list for the evening. No need to bring a copy of your confirmation – I have all the info I need!  

Looking forward to welcoming you!

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – a new date has been added*

*Please note, for bookings of more than one person, you will need to complete the transaction per person.

Cancellation policy

Should you not be able to make the event, full refunds will be offered if made within 2 weeks, events may also be transferred to other dates up to 7 days prior. Less than 7 days and you can send someone else in your name.