The Drinks Emporium Tasting Events

Set in the indulgent surroundings and ambiance of The Drinks Emporium Shop, we specialise in Tasting Events with a difference.

Our events include; Master Classes hosted by Brand Ambassadors, Winemakers or Blenders from niche vineyards or distilleries across the world, as well as presentations by Chefs du Cave from Grand Marque Champagne Houses such as Ruinart or Bollinger.

Our relaxed, informal 'Emporium Evenings' offer progressive steps into the world of wine where we look at an overall picture as well as focusing on particular regions, and talk about what to look for when selecting great wines to enjoy at home.

The 'Emporium Evenings' also extend to more exclusive tastings offering the best of food pairing and fine dining at leading local restaurants.

Our Trade Events are held on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon and welcome venue owners, managers, bartenders and buyers to try different brands of wine, spirits or champagne. Contact us to ensure we include you on our emailer invite list

The Drinks Emporium Team

On first walking into the shop, the colours and array of bottles seem to welcome and draw you in - as well as a big hearty smile and friendly ' hey buddy' from Mark our Shop Manager and Wine Buyer. Mark is an International Wine Challenge (IWC) Judge and Sommelier and brings with him a wealth of passion, knowledge and willingness to help find what you need. Gonçalo has recently joined us as Assistant Manager; and with 4 languages, WSET Level 2, a love for Mixology and Enology and endless enthusiasm he is great addition to the team.

With a collective experience of over 25 years within the Drinks Industry and ecommerce, owners Simon and Natalie wanted to bring the very best, eclectic and competitively priced collection of wine, champagne and spirits in a luxury yet friendly retail setting to Birmingham - The Drinks Emporium.

Restaurant or Bar? Speak with Simon or Mark if you are interested in a Trade or Corporate Account. Reach out to Natalie about any press or marketing collaborations or if you want to be the first to know about events via our monthly 'What's On' emailers.


Managing Director - Member of L'Académie du Champagne 2011


Shop Manager - Wine Buyer, Tasting Events & Sales


Assistant Shop Manager - Tasting Events & Sales


Marketing Director - Ecommerce & Events

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