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Wine Tasting ideas for 40th Birthday Parties and Gifts

Reaching 40 is one of the biggest milestones in our lives and definitely a cause for celebration. Our Birthday wine tasting parties at home make for a memorable 40th birthday celebration for the wine lovers among us, spent in the company of friends and family, enjoying good wine and food. If you are planning a surprise party for your other half we can help organise the wine tasting as part of the birthday party celebrations or we can provide a gift voucher for a wine tasting at home for the birthday boy or girl on a future date. We also have gift vouchers for our wine tasting events held in London or Bristol. For an unusual birthday gift we can organise a special wine from the year of birth 1982 - a vintage wine for a vintage birthday!

40th Birthday Wine Tasting Parties

It's sometimes tricky coming up with exciting and original birthday party ideas for friends and family, especially the first really big one - a 40th Birthday! But a wine tasting party can be the perfect way to add a fun twist to traditional celebrations, especially if the person celebrating is a huge fan of wine.

Whether you are arranging the event for yourself, your wife/husband, partner or friend we have a range of tastings to suit the occasion. Our tastings are affordably priced, from £25 per person to £35 per person with a minimum of 10 guests. The Classic Birthday Party Tasting is a great all-round tasting or we have tasting tailored to the birthday girl or birthday boy! We can even customise the wines to suit particular preferences for different countries or grape varieties. To see the different tasting options check out our Birthday Tasting Parties page.

Birthday Venue Ideas

We have hosted wine tastings in all sorts of locations, but many birthday parties tend to be held at home to create a more intimate and relaxed occasion. Alternatively venues such as hotels and restaurants are lovely settings for special birthdays, or perhaps a hired house or cottage in the country for family and friends getting together.

If you need help with selecting a venue do ask us, we have a large database of venues we have used in the past and can recommend.

40th Birthday Gifts

Wine and Wine tastings can make a brilliant gift. We run a number of wine tasting evenings and days in the UK that you can buy tickets or gift vouchers for. If you are thinking of buying a special bottle of wine, we can supply vintage wine from 40 years ago.

Wine Tasting Gift Vouchers

We have a range of wine tastings guests can attend. Options include a One Day (£85) or Evening (£30) tastings in London, Bristol, Buckinghamshire and our weekend wine tasting breaks in the Midlands for (£130) all inclusive of two nights accommodation, a full day's wine tasting and meals.

Our One Day Wine Courses are very popular as birthday presents that you can share if you choose to. For £85 per person these include a full day's tasting and a three course lunch. We run this in a number of locations in the UK follow the link for current availability and locations

If your budget or time does not stretch to a full day's tasting we run evening tastings in London and Bristol for £30 per person including antipasti platters.

40 year old Vintage Wines for a Vintage Birthday

To put the icing on the cake why not include a vintage wine. Many wines from 1982 are tasting remarkably good. Bordeaux wines and Penfolds Grange are still drinking well after 40 years, and some vintage Champagnes such as Dom Perignon can be a real surprise. 40 year old Port is great at this age and Madeira is only just starting to taste really good! Sweet white wines from Germany and France are a real treat. Prices for these wines typically range between £100 to £300+ and make a perfect present or extra special treat at a wine tasting. Talk to us about what is currently available and suitable.

Birthday Tasting Testimonials

Some feedback from our birthday tastings...

Louisa, Dec 2019
Hey there Anissa, I just wanted to let you know how amazing you were on Friday night, and very patient with the group so thank you very much.

Your knowledge of wine and how you managed to educate us was just great. Plus the games where fabulous.

I've done a few wine tastings in the past but this was by far the best.

Thanks again


Kiera, Nov 2019
Hi Jane,
The wine tasting was fantastic and Toni did a great job educating and entertaining ‘the troops’ on 2 November! It was such an excellent night thanks to your efforts and the fine work of Toni. So thank you. Please pass my feedback onto Toni for me!
Kind regards,

The Special Birthday Celebrations

For more information about specific birthdays follow the link

30th Birthday Party Ideas
50th Birthday Party Ideas
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To find out about booking contact us on 020 8288 0314 or email us.

Our clients say...

I wanted to thank you so much for making my 40th birthday party a fantastic event and such a memorable occasion. I've wanted to do a wine tasting party for so long now, and it more than lived up to my expectations. All my friends have since commented to me that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening and thought it was a great idea - now trying to think of an excuse to do another one!


Dear Camilla, We just wanted to say a very big 'thank you' for the wine tasting evening at our house on 2nd July. The evening was a huge success, with everyone commenting how knowledagble you were! You made everyone feel at ease and we all felt that we learnt valuable information regarding our wine choices. An evening that we would recommend to all. Thanks again!


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