Wine Events

Wine events at The Hook

Forget romance, this summer The Hook is all about the love of wine. We have a series of fantastic wine-themed events taking in June and July including everything from pairing and tasting events to professional courses – all led by qualified wine expert Sophia Luckett from The Drink Talking

Wine expert Sophia Luckett from The Wine Talking

We are thrilled to welcome Sophia to spend some of her summer with The Hook. Sophia will be leading some exciting wine events, imparting not only her extensive knowledge but general love of vino.

With a family vineyard in Canada, Sophia’s wine education began from the ground up. She’s done everything from hammering in the trellising posts with a stone to hosting barrel tastings for the press. She yo-yos between working in the wine retail & event industry in the UK and working every aspect of the vineyard and winery in Nova Scotia. In 2016 she became a qualified WSET educator and continues to love enthusing others about wine.

Wine evenings

For those who love their wine but perhaps prefer to stay on the casual side of learning about it, we will also be hosting two great wine nights in July. Led by Sophia these fun, not to mention tasty, evenings are the perfect opportunity for friends, family and colleagues to get to get and have a jolly good time.



Wine tasting evening  – 27th June

Hosted between 7pm and 9pm, you can book your group (maximum of six people per group) a space for our wine tasting evening. The evening begins with a glass of sparkling on arrival and you will then go on to taste 3 whites, 2 reds and a delicious dessert wine as well, all served alongside perfectly paired canapés, all for just £55 per person. Book now by emailing



***SOLD OUT*** The Big Cheese – 29th June ***SOLD OUT***

A one of a kind event not to be missed, we give you The Big Cheese! The stuff of dreams for wine and cheese lovers alike, you will taste 6 fine wines and 6 delicious cheeses where you can explore the classic-and not so classic-cheese and wine pairing combinations, and you will learn the tricks behind the perfect match. Book your space now for just £35 per person by emailing



Get to grips with grapes with our wine courses

The Hook and Sophia will be running a WSET Level 1 and WSET Level 2 course this July where you can learn all there is to know about your favourite drink.

WSET level 1 – Saturday 30th June

This 1-day course will give you a great introduction to the wonderful world of wine. In a fun and informal atmosphere is will cover:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Price per person – £169

Please contact for more information

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WSET level 2  – 25th-27th June 

This two-day course will take the knowledge of any wine lover to the next level. Areas covered include:

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)


Price per person – £369

Please contact for more information

We are also able to cater for a wide range of bespoke wine events, so whatever you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please contact us for more information or call on +44 1481 701373