What we're about

We get together to explore great beverages and food in a fun and social environment. Our tastings are all guided by sommeliers or beverage experts from The Tasting Class (https://www.thetastingclass.com/). What's unique about them is that they involve an element of fun and interactive education - because we all need to keep learning, right?!

We host weekly wine, beer, whisky, gin, and chocolate tasting events around the UAE. You'll find them listed here on MeetUp or on our website http://www.thetastingclass.com/events. If you're a wine lover looking to take your grape game to the next level, then be sure to check out our Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses at www.hospotraining.com, too.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon.
Cheers!

Lindsay

P.S - Check out the video from one of our recent tasting experiences!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lo6zpOnXUM

Upcoming events (4+)

The Tasting Challenge

Needs a location

$100.00

Please Note; Tickets must be pre-purchased by visiting our website https://thetastingclass.com/product/the-tasting-challenge/
Entry to our events is via pre-purchased tickets.

#### Would you know your favourite type of grape from smell and taste alone?

Come join us at our monthly tasting challenges at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and test your skills at this social and fun event. Each month you’ll explore 6 different grapes from a certain region, the bottles are covered for you to try to guess where they came from, then you’ll learn what’s so special about them and choose your favourite! At the end, we’ll reveal the bottles and celebrate our victories! A cheese buffet is available throughout, and guests will be seated at mixer tables of 10!

#### Monthly Themes

  • 17 June – France
  • 23 July – South America
  • 20 August – South Africa
  • 17 September – New World Icons
  • 15 October – USA
  • 19 November – Australia & New Zealand
  • 10 December – Old World Grapes

#### About the Blind Tasting

  • Blind tasting grapes is when you don’t know what you’re drinking so you can really taste free from bias. It makes for a fun conversation with everyone seated around your table, plus there is an interactive lesson provided by The Tasting Class.

#### How it Works

  • We sit at social tables of 10. Six different covered mystery bottles are shared by everyone at the table.
  • We’ll teach some tips on tasting like a pro, and give some insight into the evening’s theme. Everyone will then have some time to blind taste the grapes and try to guess what they are drinking using the clues provided and their own sense of smell and taste.
  • After everyone tastes all the the bottles we will vote for our favourite, then reveal the varieties one by one. The sommelier will give a quick lesson on each variety as each bottle is revealed.
  • Taste and discuss with everyone at the table, learn something new, vote on your favourite, and enjoy some snacks and socializing.

#### What’s Included:

  • 6 glasses of grape
  • A selection of cheese, bread and condiments from by Radisson Blu Media City Dubai
  • A tasting lesson by The Tasting Class
  • Tasting Aids and Mats

Please note: All our experiences include tasting samples of carefully selected grape, and we do not provide ‘free-flow’ or brunch experiences.

  • Tickets for this event will close at 0900hrs the day prior to the event, or earlier if sold out.

The Tasting Challenge

Needs a location

$100.00

Please Note; Tickets must be pre-purchased by visiting our website https://thetastingclass.com/product/the-tasting-challenge/
Entry to our events is via pre-purchased tickets.

#### Would you know your favourite type of grape from smell and taste alone?

Come join us at our monthly tasting challenges at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and test your skills at this social and fun event. Each month you’ll explore 6 different grapes from a certain region, the bottles are covered for you to try to guess where they came from, then you’ll learn what’s so special about them and choose your favourite! At the end, we’ll reveal the bottles and celebrate our victories! A cheese buffet is available throughout, and guests will be seated at mixer tables of 10!

#### Monthly Themes

  • 17 June – France
  • 23 July – South America
  • 20 August – South Africa
  • 17 September – New World Icons
  • 15 October – USA
  • 19 November – Australia & New Zealand
  • 10 December – Old World Grapes

#### About the Blind Tasting

  • Blind tasting grapes is when you don’t know what you’re drinking so you can really taste free from bias. It makes for a fun conversation with everyone seated around your table, plus there is an interactive lesson provided by The Tasting Class.

#### How it Works

  • We sit at social tables of 10. Six different covered mystery bottles are shared by everyone at the table.
  • We’ll teach some tips on tasting like a pro, and give some insight into the evening’s theme. Everyone will then have some time to blind taste the grapes and try to guess what they are drinking using the clues provided and their own sense of smell and taste.
  • After everyone tastes all the the bottles we will vote for our favourite, then reveal the varieties one by one. The sommelier will give a quick lesson on each variety as each bottle is revealed.
  • Taste and discuss with everyone at the table, learn something new, vote on your favourite, and enjoy some snacks and socializing.

#### What’s Included:

  • 6 glasses of grape
  • A selection of cheese, bread and condiments from by Radisson Blu Media City Dubai
  • A tasting lesson by The Tasting Class
  • Tasting Aids and Mats

Please note: All our experiences include tasting samples of carefully selected grape, and we do not provide ‘free-flow’ or brunch experiences.

  • Tickets for this event will close at 0900hrs the day prior to the event, or earlier if sold out.

The Tasting Challenge

Needs a location

$100.00

Please Note; Tickets must be pre-purchased by visiting our website https://thetastingclass.com/product/the-tasting-challenge/
Entry to our events is via pre-purchased tickets.

#### Would you know your favourite type of grape from smell and taste alone?

Come join us at our monthly tasting challenges at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and test your skills at this social and fun event. Each month you’ll explore 6 different grapes from a certain region, the bottles are covered for you to try to guess where they came from, then you’ll learn what’s so special about them and choose your favourite! At the end, we’ll reveal the bottles and celebrate our victories! A cheese buffet is available throughout, and guests will be seated at mixer tables of 10!

#### Monthly Themes

  • 17 June – France
  • 23 July – South America
  • 20 August – South Africa
  • 17 September – New World Icons
  • 15 October – USA
  • 19 November – Australia & New Zealand
  • 10 December – Old World Grapes

#### About the Blind Tasting

  • Blind tasting grapes is when you don’t know what you’re drinking so you can really taste free from bias. It makes for a fun conversation with everyone seated around your table, plus there is an interactive lesson provided by The Tasting Class.

#### How it Works

  • We sit at social tables of 10. Six different covered mystery bottles are shared by everyone at the table.
  • We’ll teach some tips on tasting like a pro, and give some insight into the evening’s theme. Everyone will then have some time to blind taste the grapes and try to guess what they are drinking using the clues provided and their own sense of smell and taste.
  • After everyone tastes all the the bottles we will vote for our favourite, then reveal the varieties one by one. The sommelier will give a quick lesson on each variety as each bottle is revealed.
  • Taste and discuss with everyone at the table, learn something new, vote on your favourite, and enjoy some snacks and socializing.

#### What’s Included:

  • 6 glasses of grape
  • A selection of cheese, bread and condiments from by Radisson Blu Media City Dubai
  • A tasting lesson by The Tasting Class
  • Tasting Aids and Mats

Please note: All our experiences include tasting samples of carefully selected grape, and we do not provide ‘free-flow’ or brunch experiences.

  • Tickets for this event will close at 0900hrs the day prior to the event, or earlier if sold out.

The Tasting Challenge

Needs a location

$100.00

Please Note; Tickets must be pre-purchased by visiting our website https://thetastingclass.com/product/the-tasting-challenge/
Entry to our events is via pre-purchased tickets.

#### Would you know your favourite type of grape from smell and taste alone?

Come join us at our monthly tasting challenges at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and test your skills at this social and fun event. Each month you’ll explore 6 different grapes from a certain region, the bottles are covered for you to try to guess where they came from, then you’ll learn what’s so special about them and choose your favourite! At the end, we’ll reveal the bottles and celebrate our victories! A cheese buffet is available throughout, and guests will be seated at mixer tables of 10!

#### Monthly Themes

  • 17 June – France
  • 23 July – South America
  • 20 August – South Africa
  • 17 September – New World Icons
  • 15 October – USA
  • 19 November – Australia & New Zealand
  • 10 December – Old World Grapes

#### About the Blind Tasting

  • Blind tasting grapes is when you don’t know what you’re drinking so you can really taste free from bias. It makes for a fun conversation with everyone seated around your table, plus there is an interactive lesson provided by The Tasting Class.

#### How it Works

  • We sit at social tables of 10. Six different covered mystery bottles are shared by everyone at the table.
  • We’ll teach some tips on tasting like a pro, and give some insight into the evening’s theme. Everyone will then have some time to blind taste the grapes and try to guess what they are drinking using the clues provided and their own sense of smell and taste.
  • After everyone tastes all the the bottles we will vote for our favourite, then reveal the varieties one by one. The sommelier will give a quick lesson on each variety as each bottle is revealed.
  • Taste and discuss with everyone at the table, learn something new, vote on your favourite, and enjoy some snacks and socializing.

#### What’s Included:

  • 6 glasses of grape
  • A selection of cheese, bread and condiments from by Radisson Blu Media City Dubai
  • A tasting lesson by The Tasting Class
  • Tasting Aids and Mats

Please note: All our experiences include tasting samples of carefully selected grape, and we do not provide ‘free-flow’ or brunch experiences.

  • Tickets for this event will close at 0900hrs the day prior to the event, or earlier if sold out.

Past events (464)

Indian Food & Wine Pairing

Needs a location

$120.00

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