Laura & Kiki, who have started pop-up wine company A Grape Night In, are part of the new generation breathing life into the stale world of wine tasting. These girls bring youth and excitement to a normally bland setting - White table clothes are banished and quirky themes welcomed. These wine tasting sessions are designed to bring wine to a new level of coolness, ready to challenge any fancy cocktail or craft beer!
If you like wine, but don't know why, and want to be able to tell your Cabernet from your Pinot, make sure to find A Grape Night In pronto as their passion will infect you…
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Secret wine supper at The Rookery
September Secret Wine Supper
in September 2014,
reviewed on 29 September 2014
This was my first experience of a Grape Night Out Secret Wine supper and it lived up to my expectations. It was a relaxed and fun night out, I came with friends but had I been on my own, I'm sure I would have been fine. The selection of wines were decent rather than memorable and I enjoyed the tuition. My one criticism is that the food was terribly rich. Belly pork, followed by fried cheese, followed by cheesecake was just too much. As stand alone's they were all excellent but in one big meal, a bit too much for the palate. However, I would certainly come again.
Great meal with interesting wines
July Secret Wine Supper
in July 2014,
reviewed on 1 August 2014
We very much enjoyed the July wine supper - 5 yummy courses of food and 5 paired wines all for £35, which we thought was great value. Friendly hosts too!
Spring is in the air :)
A Grape Night In excelled once again with their food and wine pairings. Kiki's enthusiasm shows no sign of waning and the nights are always fun!
Great experience and good wines!
This was our first Grape Night In experience and we would certainly return for another! Run by very knowledgeable and interactive hosts, it was a great opportunity to learn about some different styles of wine we'd not encountered before; the food served was also very nice and the pairing of the wine and the various courses was well thought out and really did enhance the experience.
The only reason for not giving an 9 or 10 score was due to the sweet style / production methods of the wines tasted as they were not to my partners liking. Having said that, it did totally deliver on the experience of becoming more knowledgeable about wines and she now knows one or two to avoid!
Overall, very well hosted, good value for money and educational at the same time; what more could you want!? Highly recommended.
The Sun Lovers (week 4)
in February 2014,
reviewed on 10 February 2014
I absolutely loved this session! I came along as a one off as my friends have been taking the 6 week course. We tasted 10 wines, 2 each for 5 grape varieties. It really taught me what I like and don't like about some of the wines. I also loved the quirky facts.
The session was informal and fun and didn't require previous knowledge of wine. Really welcoming.
10 wines was the perfect amount to taste and the price brackets varied from £6 to £25 so all in a range you would actually purchase.
We were given a tapas dinner at the end which was more snack than dinner, that would be my only criticism.
January Secret Wine Supper
in January 2014,
reviewed on 31 January 2014
Excellent food, great wine pairings, and to top it all off, a sparkling red.
Minus the sore head this morning, a perfect Thursday evening!
Taking the ponce out of wine tasting
in January 2014,
reviewed on 27 January 2014
What praises I have for both Laura and Kiki - as a team they make you feel comfortable, confident and breaking down the ponce barriers on a perceived serious topic! Their enthusiasm for wine is obvious, their ability to share their knowledge is done on a layman's level for everyone to be able to start the appreciation of wine.
The Sunday Skool Wine tasting was informative with interesting stats about wine in general and the specific wines we were tasting but also useful every day approach to looking at, smelling, tasting and describing what your palette has just experienced.
The booklet was fabulous - the basics laid out simply and visually.
Loved the music and whine combo! The venue was very charming and the nibbles delicious. Well done!!
A lovely evening in a rooftop bar complete with great wine and nibbles; a perfect Wednesday night!
What a great night!
A group of friends and I went to wine wednesday last night and had such a great evening from start to finish! The whole set up of the bar was really fun - the cocktail to start was delicious and all the food and wine pairings were great, especially the lamb curry with Indian wine! The hostesses were lovely - really interesting facts about the wines and good - so much detail goes into making this such a special night and great value for money!