Woking Academy

Christmas: Wine tasting evening

Want to know what to drink with your turkey this Christmas? Then join us for a night of perfect pairings as we guide you through key Christmas dishes and the ideal wine to match. If this wine tasting evening doesn't get you in the festive spirit, we're not sure what will!


What to expect

Our Wine Tasting Evenings are for anyone and everyone who enjoys wine! From your first sip as a beginner to deep-dives into particular grapes and growers, our interactive tasting evenings will help you discover a bit more about what goes into every bottle, and more importantly, a bit more about what you really like. 

As part of our special Christmas classes, this particular wine tasting experience will help you not only expand your wine knowledge, but also set up you up with information and inspiration to allow you to breeze through hosting your own celebrations and make this Christmas the most delicious one yet.

When it comes to food and wine matching, Christmas is a tricky one. The cold weather hints at warming reds but do you need something lighter to cut through the rich dishes and endless cheese and chocolate? What really holds it own against a turkey dinner with all the trimmings? And how on earth do you please everyone around the table?!

There's no right or wrong, (and you might well just decide it's Christmas, so fizz with everything!), but our expert team will offer suggestions of where to start, explain why certain flavours pair well together, which drinks are likely to be crowd-pleasers, and help you decide what you like. 

Class details

Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception

Class finishes: 8pm, stay and chat to fellow guests or pop down to Street Burger for dinner

Class size: Maximum 10-12 guests (must be aged 18+)

Typical topics and tastings (exact wines, themes and dishes will vary, so we might surprise you!):

  • Introduction to wine - setting the scene
  • How to taste - it may sound simple, but there's an art to really tasting all those incredible flavours!
  • Tasting and discussion of some key Christmas dishes and flavours and suggestions for wine pairings

What’s included

  • Interactive discussion and tastings with our chefs and experts
  • Opportunity to ask questions and chat with fellow guests
  • Tastings of several different wines in different styles
  •  Light bites to accompany the wines
  • Recommendations and tips on choosing wines