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Wine Tasting ideas for 50th Birthday Parties and Gifts

By the time we hit 50 we know what we like and don't like, even more so when it comes to wine! Treat yourself or the wine lover in your life to an altogether different 50th birthday celebration by hosting a wine tasting party for close friends and family. We can help towards making it a surprise as part of the birthday day itself or can provide a wine tasting gift voucher to organise an evening at home on a future date or to attend one of our tasting events in London or Bristol. For an extra special gift we can provide a bottle of vintage wine from 1972 - a vintage wine for a vintage birthday!

50th Birthday Wine Tasting Parties

Stuck for ideas? We have a range of exciting and original birthday party ideas for celebrating a special 50th Birthday with friends and family. A wine tasting party can be the perfect way to add a fun twist to your traditional celebrations.

Whether you are arranging the event for yourself, wife/husband, mum or dad we have a range of tastings that everyone will enjoy. Our tastings range in price from £25 per person to £35 per person with a minimum charge for 10 guests. Our Classic Birthday Party Tasting has a good all-round selection of wines or we can tailor the tasting with the birthday boy or girl in mind. Our bespoke wine tasting lets you customise the wines to a particular country or certain grape varieties. For the different options check out our Birthday Tasting Parties.

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.

50th 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 50 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 day courses are very popular as birthday presents that you can share if you choose to. At just £85 per person these include a full day of wine tasting and a lovely three course lunch. We run these days 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 we run wine tasting evenings in London and Bristol for £30 per person including an antipasti platter.

50 year old Vintage Wines for a Vintage Birthday

To put the icing on the cake why not include a wine from 50 years ago. Many wines from 1972 are still tasting good. Port and Madeira will both be drinking well. Bordeaux and other ageworthy reds will be starting to get a bit long in the tooth but provide a real thrill to open, decant...and drink! Prices for these wines typically range between £100 - £300+ and make a perfect present or extra bonus at a wine tasting. Talk to us about what is currently available and suitable.

Birthday Tasting Testimonials

Some feedback from our birthday tastings...

Tony, Aug 2019
Dear Jane

A brief note to say thank you to you and Helen for organising an excellent event on Saturday evening at Maggie's 50th celebrations and asking you to specifically pass on our thanks to Helen for providing such an interesting evening

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tasting and commented on how well Helen presented it and her knowledge of the subject - the wines went down very well and the party afterwards lasted until well after midnight.

The wine selection was excellent and we enjoyed the New Zealand dessert wine served at the end of the event - a great way to finish off.

We do have one question - can you tell us what the two wines presented for the blind tasting were? - we enjoyed them too much to take any notes of the names!

Once again, our thanks to Helen.

Maggie & Tony

Andy, Jul 2019
Hi Helen,

Just to say thank you for hosting an excellent wine & beer tasting on Saturday. It was the perfect combination of informative, enjoyable and relaxing and everyone had a really good time and spoke very highly of the experience. And from the first point of contact I’ve found Thirty Fifty an extremely easy company to arrange such an event with and great value for money.

Feel free to use my words as a review.

Thanks again,

The Special Birthday Celebrations

For more information about specific birthdays follow the link

30th Birthday Party Ideas
40th Birthday Party Ideas
60th Birthday Party Ideas

To find out about booking contact us on 020 8288 0314 or email us.

Our clients say...

With regards to the wine tasting; we had a fantastic time. To be honest, I think we were expecting it to be interesting but were all shocked at how much fun it was too. We really enjoyed the different drinks and games and were amazed at Sam’s knowledge. We’ve been reciting some of the facts to our friends, who are equally impressed. The information and details that we learned was really interesting and helped generate some good conversation.


I just wanted to write and say a massive thank you for the wine tasting course we went on Saturday. Myself and Liz (her birthday present) had a lovely time and really learnt a lot. Our tutor was really knowledgeable as well as welcoming and this made it really easy to enjoy and find out more. There was plenty of time for questions and the food was also delicious. I really appreciate it and would definitely recommend it to friends.


Join us for a one-day wine course as part of a weekend package including meals and accommodation, all from as little as £175.


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