Wine Events

Wine events at The Hook

What better way to spend a winter evening than indulging your love of wine.

We have a series of fantastic wine-themed events taking place throughout November 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

On the back of a successful series of events this summer, Sophia is returning to host evening wine events and professional courses, imparting not only her extensive knowledge but her general love of wine.

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 thrive on 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 be hosting two great wine nights in November. 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.



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***UPDATED DATE*** Wine & Dinner  – Thursday 15th November from 7pm.

Click here to view the menu – Thursday 15th November Wine Dinner

Hosted by Sophia, featuring wines from across the world and accompanying a British five-course tasting menu prepared by our chefs. Priced at £90 per person, limited availability. Book now by emailing


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***SOLD OUT*** The Big Cheese – Friday 16th November from 7pm 

One not to be missed! Following on from our sold out summer event, this one is the stuff of dreams for wine and cheese lovers. You will taste six fine wines and six delicious cheeses. Explore the classic and not-so-classic cheese and wine pairing combinations and 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 November where you can learn all there is to know about your favourite drink.

WSET level 1 – Sunday 18th November

10am – 6pm

This one-day course will give you a great introduction to the wonderful world of wine. In a fun and informal atmosphere this 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  – Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November

10am – 6pm

This three-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