Introductory wine and food experience - grazing and tasting

Introductory wine and food experience - grazing and tasting
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With lived experiences from 12 places across the world and 10 years working in hospitality and media, Alya has a unique insight into the world of culture, people and wine. Her corporate career focused on designing and delivering personal development courses and making workplaces more equitable. Her hospitality career led her to curate and host bespoke wine experiences, events and excursions across the world, tailor and customise wine lists, and obtain her WSET Level 3 and personal alcohol licence. Alya’s experience working as a Sommelier in Michelin-starred restaurants led her to realise how uncomfortable people are when choosing wine, particularly in the presence of an expert. Her goal is simple: make wine more accessible. Alya’s experiences, in the comfort of your own home, are about 4 things: 1) Depretentious-ising wine - she breaks it down and makes it easy to understand. 2) Discovering hidden gems - she'll introduce you to new grapes and regions, and also help you find those hidden gems on a wine list that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. 3) Helping you find what you like (and don’t like) - because, isn’t this the most important?! She’ll also help you understand *why* you like the wine, so you can find similar styles. 4) Learning something new - from the fundamentals of pairing food and wine, to debunking myths and, of course, giving you some fun facts to take away to your next restaurant experience. Alya’s interactive, immersive and fun approach makes understanding wine less daunting, and more fun. You’ll create some new stories, boost your wine confidence, and make a positive impact* whilst doing so. (*% of her gross earnings goes to charity).
This 2.5 hour grazing and tasting session introduces the concept of pairing food and wine in the comfort of your own home. We'll start at the beginning - understanding how you get from grape to glass, together explore common terms used with wine and what to look for when choosing wine for your meal. We may explore wines you see on every wine list, or introduce completely new ones that'll take you by surprise. We'll have 4 cold grazing courses, all home-made tapas style bitings. Each of these courses will be paired to a wine, curated to your preferences. We'll use an interactive tasting card for each wine and together go through where they're from, what influences the flavours and how the food impacts the taste. Grazes could include: - Canape-style bites (blinis, beef carpaccio bites, courgettes and goats cheese) - Homemade dips with accompanying crackers (tzatziki, babaganoush, muhammara) - Charcuterie - Cheeses - Something sweet We'll agree the menu, and wine preferences, together and this can be as bespoke as you'd like. Available locations: London
Experience details

Experience duration:

2h 30min

Maximum number of Guests:


Minimum spend:


Lead time ahead of booking:

1 week

Set up time:

30 min

Packing up time:

30 min
Additional info

Included from the hometainer:

Wine, wine glasses, agreed menu, serving boards, pens, interactive tasting cards, additional pages for notes.

I will need the host to provide

Plates, water glasses, water, table/seats

Dietary & Allergies

This can be tailored for dietaries and allergies - please get in touch to discuss.

Operating hours

Sunday from 12:30h to 22:45h Monday Unavailable Tuesday from 10:00h to 22:45h Wednesday from 10:00h to 22:45h Thursday Unavailable Friday from 10:00h to 22:45h Saturday from 12:30h to 22:45h

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