Waitrose is offering at-home wine tasting sessions with nibbles included

We all know that Waitrose & Partners has a great selection of wine in store and online – but the important knowledge we’d been living without is that it also offers a wine tasting experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your very own home.

The supermarket’s Wine Tasting at Home packages are put together by its professional wine specialists, who run 2-hour guided tastings tailored to the requirements of each of your guests. Each experience is available for between 6-10 participants, and includes two wine tasting glasses per person (to keep!), tasting cards and pens, and even a spittoon. Yes, this really is the real wine-tasting deal…


There are three set-ups to choose from: the Just Wine package includes one sparkling, two white and two red wines, as well as a port, while the Explorer option includes the same mix of bottles with an all-important platter of nibbles – think savoury goodies like cheeses, crackers, olives and charcuterie. For a truly special occasion, try the Premium deal, where you still get fed and the sparkling wine is replaced with champagne.

Whether it’s a hen do, dinner party, birthday celebration or family gathering, the deal is affordable – prices start from £30 per head – and makes hosting at home super simple. Your Waitrose specialist will turn up 30 minutes early, help set up the glassware and snacks, and present everyone with a glass of bubbly when they arrive.


After they’ve walked you through the world of wine (and we all know what a pleasant journey that can be), they’ll leave you with the glasses and all of the leftovers – liquid or otherwise – so you can carry on the party for as long as you wish.

So, if you’re looking for a low-maintenence night in with a difference, we definitely know a good place to start. Cheers!

Waitrose Wine Tasting at Home packages start from £30pp. For more information and to book, visit waitrosewinetasting.com/packages