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!
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 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!):
Gordon tries to visit the Academy when he can and does occasionally join us in the kitchen. Our events and dining experiences are hosted by fantastically talented chefs from the Academy and Gordon's restaurants, as well by guest chefs and experts from around the world.
Of course! If booking for six or more (or more than 10 devices for an online class), please get in touch with our Private Dining and Events team who can help create an amazing experience just for you.
If you love food and are over 16 years old (18 years old for wine tastings or cocktail making), then come along. You can book as an individual, couple or as a small group.
If you have any accessibility needs or if there's anything we can do to help make your experience more comfortable, please let us know in the booking form or give us a call to chat through.
Don't panic! The demonstration will include some tasters to try but you can always opt out of these. We'll always try to accommodate any specific requirements if we can and you can let us know about these in the booking form.
We unfortunately cannot guarantee an allergen or nut-free environment in any of our kitchens.
Whatever you’re comfortable in. There’s no cooking involved so you can just sit back and enjoy!
Great idea! We’ve got several gift voucher options starting from just £10. All e-vouchers can be emailed over instantly so make great last-minute gifts.
If booking a specific class or event on behalf of someone else, please ensure you provide their details and requirements in the attendee part of the booking form.
Lucky you! Simply put the voucher code into the Promo/Voucher code box during checkout and the voucher amount will be taken off your order. For full details on how to redeem your voucher, please see our How to redeem a voucher page.
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and can be redeemed against one order (including any classes, events and products but excluding gift vouchers) – we regret that we are unable to offer a refund or credit for any outstanding balance.
No problem. We understand sometimes things come up unexpectedly - please just let us know as soon as possible and we'll always try and reschedule your booking to another date if we can.
You can call us on 020 7352 2442, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or amend your booking in your account up to one week before the class start time. If there are no other suitable dates available or you'd like to switch to a different class or event, please get in touch with our team.
Due to the preparation required for classes, we cannot guarantee being able to reschedule any bookings within 48 hours of the class start time.
Bookings can only be refunded if cancelled more than 14 days before the class. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information.
We’d love you to share your photos and experiences with others on social media – tag @gordonramsayacademy and show everyone what you’ve been cooking!
We often photograph and film classes to share in our social and marketing but if you’re not comfortable with this, you can choose to opt out in the booking form and we’ll always check with you in class as well. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.