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Birthday Wine Tasting Ideas

Wine tastings are a popular way to celebrate a birthday, whether it is a wine tasting party at your home with friends and family or as a birthday gift voucher to attend one of our One Day Courses, Evening wine tastings or a Weekend Wine Tasting break, available in various locations across the UK.

Birthday Party Ideas

Our Birthday Party Wine Tastings provide a fun and informal birthday get together at home, whether you're celebrating a special birthday (30th, 40th, 50th or 60th...) or just another year older. Your guests will love being entertained with wine and learning something new.

The tastings are designed to suit a crowd who enjoy wine but might have different levels of wine knowledge - from absolute beginner to wine buff or somewhere in between. There's the option of a light-hearted quiz with wine tasting challenges to put your guests' newfound skills to the test.

We have a number of different options for birthdays to surprise your dad, spoil your partner, arrange a ladies only birthday celebration for your friend...see the options below or for more themes and wine tasting ideas take a look at our tastings at a glance section.

Birthday Party Tasting

We are invited to host lots of birthday parties and our Birthday Party Tastings have something for everyone with a range of still and sparkling wines to keep all your guests happy and a little bit merry!

Our Birthday party tasting is £30 per person
Taste 1 sparkling wine, 2 whites, 2 reds and a dessert wine to finish - delicious served with a slice of birthday cake! Minimum of 12 guests.

Our £35pp Birthday party package has a sparkling wine and Champagne, 2 whites and 3 reds. If you wish to change the selection you can opt for our bespoke service. Minimum of 12 guests.

Bespoke Birthday Tasting

With our bespoke service, we tailor the tasting to make sure we include a few favourites and avoid any wines that are a real no-go.
Let us know the birthday boy or girl's likes and dislikes and we'll organise a suitable selection of wines.

Bespoke Birthday Tasting at £35 or £40 per person
Choose 7 wines from sparkling, whites, reds and dessert wine or port. The £40 option has higher quality wines. Minimum of 12 guests.

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Cheese is a really great partner for all wines - white wines and fizz go incredibly well along with reds, dessert wines and port.
We've matched 6 wines with a delicious selection of high quality cheeses to show you how best to pair them. We bring along crackers and grapes to complete the cheeseboard. The tasting is £40 per person with a minimum of 12 guests.

Wine & Chocolate Tasting
If you're a chocolate lover, discover which combinations of wine and chocolate work best - taste milk, dark and white chocolate with fizz, reds and dessert wines. The tasting is £40 per person with 6 wines and 6 high quality chocolates. Minimum of 12 guests.

Champagne & Fizz Tasting

Celebrate in style with a tasting dedicated to Champagne & Fizz to mark a special birthday.
Into bubbles? Our Champagne & sparkling Wine tastings provide the perfect birthday celebration with a range of styles to compare and taste the difference! Minimum of 12 guests.

Our £35pp package
You'll taste 6 wines including 1 non-vintage Champagne and 5 sparkling wines from around the world.

Our £40pp package
We taste 7 wines, with 2 Champagnes and 5 sparkling wines, including an award-winning English fizz.

Our £45pp package
Taste 7 wines, with 3 Champagnes (Bollinger, a Vintage Champagne and a pink Champagne) and 4 sparkling wines. Compare the pink Champagne with a pink English fizz!

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It can prove surprisingly difficult to come up with exciting and original birthday party ideas for friends and family, but hosting a wine tasting party can be the perfect way to add a fun twist to your traditional celebrations. Whether you’re looking for something to mark a more relaxed occasion, or someone in your family has a special birthday on the way, like a fiftieth, our private wine tastings are designed to suit your personal needs.

At ThirtyFifty, we have years of unbeatable experience entertaining crowds of different numbers, ages and personalities, and we guarantee your guests will be still be talking about your wine tasting party by the time next year comes around! We can amuse crowds of anything from 10 people upwards and our parties are designed to assume all different levels of wine knowledge. Whether you have a group of complete novices, or there is the odd wine buff among your collection, we are sure everyone will come away having learnt something interesting or found a new favourite wine to reach for.

If what you are seeking for is birthday party ideas with a real difference, we bet you will love our wine tasting games and challenges! Our light hearted approach to holding a wine tasting party sees us receive an influx of feedback from our customers about how much fun they had, and the interesting discussions provoked from our mini quizzes.

Wine Tasting Party

When another birthday creeps along, it can often be a race against time to find something memorable on a budget, but at £30 per person this is a reasonably priced practical solution that could save you a lot of time and money! Get the chance to taste champagne, and a mixed solution of red and white wines all in the comfort of your own home.

Our unique wine tasting party is planned to be as flexible to you as we can possibly make it! If you prefer, we give you the option to trial our award winning top wines for just an extra £5 per person. Or for anyone happy to find a few more everyday wines to choose from for a more casual tipple, we supply a £25 tasting.

If you’re already a bit of an expert on the age old practice of wine tasting, you might be more tempted to give one of our more specific tastings a whirl! Try a theme such as New World to sample glasses from countries like New Zealand and South Africa, to bring a more exotic feel to your birthday party ideas. You may even pick up a few handy tips about how to judge the potential of your wine; whether it might be suitable for aging or better off started right away!

Our outgoing party hosts teach you how to get the best out of your wines, based on colour, appearance, smell, sensation and after taste, complete with plenty of games and laughter along the way. By the time it’s over, you’ll be thinking of excuses to book the next one!

Birthday Venue Ideas

The wine tasting can be held at home or at a private venue. Pubs or restaurants with private rooms work well and though some may charge corkage, most will happily provide the room if you are eating there after the tasting. Depending on the location there may be a travel cost for us to come to you. Please let us know the postcode/location when enquiring.

Testimonials from our Birthday Party Tastings

Some feedback from our birthday tastings...

Alan, Oct 2021
Hi Jane,

Thank for running a lovely, memorable evening last Saturday, we all had a thoroughly enjoyable time. You pitched the commentary spot on, with just the right mix of technical and less formal information to fit with the mixed level of expertise in the room - a very neat trick to pull off.

A very minor observation, one or two people would have been happy to run a slightly quicker through one or two of the wines, perhaps overlapping the conversation and the tasting a bit more - but I think this is probably unavoidable with a mixed group of 20 people and certainly not a critisism.

Thanks for the tasting notes and I've subscribed to your podcast too. I couldn't see anywhere to leave comments on your website but would be very happy to record a 5 star review if I've missed the link or you use any of the other review platforms, please just let us know.


Alison, Mar 2021
Hi Anissa

Thanks so much for a fabulous evening last night. Everyone had a great time, a perfect combination of exploring the wonderful world of wine and having fun. We can’t have enough fun at the moment.

All the best

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Special Birthday Celebrations

For more information about milestone birthdays follow the link:

30th Birthday Party Ideas
40th Birthday Party Ideas
50th Birthday Party Ideas
60th Birthday Party Ideas

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!


Thank you to Abbie for such an interesting and informative wine tasting evening. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed it and how much they learnt as well. It was a very entertaining and relaxed evening which helped to celebrate Tony's 70th birthday - he certainly enjoyed it and it was something very different which gave a wonderful focus for the evening and provoked some interesting discussions and wild guesses!! It all added to the fun.


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