Newcastle Wine School have run many successful corporate events for companies, both large and small in the Newcastle area. 

Our packages can be tailored to meet a wide variety of client requirements and to suit most budgets. Companies have used us for diverse events, such as:

  • Client Entertainment
  • Staff Team Reward/Entertainment
  • Business Seminars/Conferences (usually prior to dinner!)

Wine tasting parties are a fun and increasingly popular way to foster team-building or entertain clients, creating a relaxed atmosphere and an activity for all the guests to enjoy. The wine tasting can also act as an icebreaker as clients & colleagues get to know each other - plus the wine is guaranteed to keep the evening flowing!

Give yourself the VIP treatment with our Private Wine Tasting experience!

We can come to you or we can arrange a private room for your group to eat in privacy afterwards either in a Newcastle restaurant or hotel. You will feel truly pampered as you experience a fun wine tasting followed by a delicious meal. Venues with a private rooms include Cafe 21, Blackfriars, Adrianos, Carluccios & many others (we can check availability).

Our 'Whose Wine is it Anyway?' game is a great way to learn more about wine. It's a proven format involving a fun quiz with lots of carefully-picked clues and helpful tips from your wine host to allow novices as much chance of winning as seasoned wine drinkers! 

"Fantastic - very relaxed and enjoyable. Some laughs among the seriousness. Would definitely recommend!" 

We will sample at least 6 different quality wines and compare them side by side and you can include Champagne. We always include a rapid introductory session on how to taste wine – explained in a no-nonsense practical way - and we can introduce our aroma phial kits, a box of wine-related aromas that are a uniquely inventive test of your sensory skills in a way that provides entertainment and interest.

We can also run themed evenings such as France vs New World, Bordeaux vintages, Old vs Young wines, Australia vs America (or anything else you might like to suggest).

Our wine tastings are entertaining and good fun, pitched at a level that ensures all the guests learn something new about wine and, most importantly, have a great time doing so.

The venue can be selected from our list, or the event can be organised at the clients premises/offices.  The event can take many formats, from fun and informal with quiz/team element, to a tutored tasting with a wide variety of wines.  All equipment, glasses, wine, notes etc are supplied. We have organised & hosted wine-tasting events for Ward Hadaway, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Eversheds, Benchmark Communications, BT, Tyne & Wear Museums, and many others.

Our format for the evening can be tailor made but normally includes  the following - 

  • Hire/cleaning of professional ISO tasting glasses
  • Chilling equipment for optimal serving of white wines
  • Approx 6 different high-quality wines
  • Professional tasting notes /quiz sheets on each wine
  • Digital projection equipment with DVDs/Maps/Slides
  • A fun quiz/team format tutored tasting
  • Nez du Vin Aroma - sets of wine-related scents  (fun!)

In the team quiz your wine host will present a series of  wines to deduce the identity of . There can be many themes to the evening, all of which provide a focus for the guests and ample opportunity to collaborate and interact. Past themes have included French vs New World, Australia vs America, old wine or young wine, Italy vs Spain etc. For each wine the guests will receive helpful and objective coaching from the wine host enabling them to have a good chance at guessing the wine.

‘A very interesting, humorous and informative presentation with the added benefit of fine wines – highly recommended’ GVA 

"Newcastle Wine School ran a Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting Evening for our Women’s network. It was a really interesting and informative evening and all of our clients thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a good way to promote interaction and networking and we would definitely recommend Newcastle Wine School" Ernst & Young 

"Newcastle Wine School ran a fantastic wine tasting event for our clients and intermediaries. It was well organised, entertaining and a bit different. The wine tasting provided a relaxed approach to networking and we received great feedback from the clients" 

“Great feedback from our clients one of whom noted it was the best wine tasting event that they had attended” Robson Laidler  

Make an Enquiry / Request PDF brochure

We would be delighted to organise your next wine tasting event, so please get in touch by completing our wine tasting enquiry form below. We will send you our lovely PDF brochure full of great event ideas, with full details of prices & availability.


Call David Harker on 0191 7042161 / 07974 106767 or email


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