The Wine Workshop

The Wine Workshop has launched its online wine and food pairing workshops hosted by Britain’s leading names in the world of wine.
Launched to help foodies and wine-lovers make lockdown more bearable, The Wine Workshop offers an exclusive platform providing access to drinks experts in a unique package bringing together food, wine, learning and fun.
The concept reaches beyond an anodyne video conference call. Indeed, The Wine Workshop will each week offer a vibrant, interactive class, led by sparky luminaries such as Jane Parkinson (Saturday Kitchen Live and Stylist’s wine expert), Douglas Blyde (ES Magazine) and Master of Wine, Nancy Gilchrist. 
When you sign up to an 60 MINUTE class, you’ll be sent a hamper for two, full of 3 wines and 3 inspiring and complimentary dishes crafted by the  team’s specialist luxury caterers  This treasure trove, which may be delivered nationally, will also include the log-in code and details for your particular workshop.
Your expert will then charismatically guide you through the contents of the hamper – encouraging you to explore your senses as they teach you about why certain foods harmonise with specific wines and much more.
Below is a list of first-ever The Wine Workshop classes – with more added in due course.
The first class will be hosted by Jane Parkinson,
Planet-Friendly Wines
Sample some of the most delicious planet-friendly wines and discover what makes them unique. From organic to biodynamic and vegan to vegetarian, let’s shine a light on the growing army of wines now helping Planet Earth.
The wines will be complimented with a food pairing of organic and sustainable small dishes. Vegan friendly alternatives are available.
The second class will be hosted by Douglas Blyde 
A Blind Tasting
Delve into a vivid selection of wines in this challenging tasting, allowing you to understand acidity, tannin and a sense of place. All bottles are wrapped and numbered for a blind tasting providing a chance for you to put your new skills to the test in a competition of the senses
To be served alongside a bespoke menu of seasonal home comforts that pay homage to the wine selection. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.
The third class will be hosted by Nancy Gilchrist 
A Matter of Taste
Through a series of interactive tastings each person will experience for themselves the effect of certain foods on wine and vice versa, and, just as importantly, they will understand why those effects occur.
The wines will be paired with a bespoke menu of tasting ingredients featuring artisan cheese, vegetables and fresh herbs that help prove how taste can be effected and adjusted. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.
Timings: Every Thursday, weekly
Community Package – A virtual online tutorial that creates a sense of community via education and experience. £145
Private Package – Perfect for those celebrating birthdays or occasions in isolation. A chance to connect to loved ones through engaging experiences and a private and interactive tasting and an opportunity for customisation of experience. Eg. Using the Birthday individuals favourite wine regions and cuisines.  £185
A bespoke pairing menu that offers an interactive tasting experience for guests. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan alternatives are available.
Next day courier delivery to Mainland UK.
The Wine Workshop Background:
The Wine Workshop is the brainchild of Alice Wilkes. A luxury event designer, Alice has spent the past seven years creating engaging events and experiences from brands and high net worth individuals around the globe.  Alice has adapted to the current isolation by offering virtual and interactive entertainment for customers in the comfort of their own home that is delivered to their door.  A time for creativity and collaboration – Contacted the experts via recommendations from the event community. Everyone has come together to support this venture with caterers, illustrators, web technicians, delivery drivers, marketers and colleagues pulling together to help and create this new platform.