Let’s talk drink and wine tastings

Hello there! Thanks for taking the time to want to get to know more about me, Sophia Luckett; and my business, ‘The Drink Talking’. The Drink Talking was founded in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 2017 after many years working around the world in the wine industry. My aim is simple – to make wine and drink tastings more accessible and fun for everyone.

What we do

The Drink Talking stages adventurous and educational corporate and private wine tastings served with generous helpings of humour and laughter.  I also offer online wine tastings that are designed for you and your peers to have plenty of opportunities to interact with each other.  

I specialise in wines from every corner of the world including fortifieds and sparkles. Gin tastings are also on my menu – choose your poison and let’s start talking about it. 

Getting serious about wine started from the ground up in 2005 when my father planted a commercial vineyard in Nova Scotia, Canada. Many summers have been spent in the vineyard and winery engaged in the serious business of vine tucking and plucking, picking, processing, bottling and finally sipping and hosting tastings. I have worked and studied vineyards and wines in Australia, Spain and France.

About us - wine tasting events

In 2015 I became a qualified wine educator with The Wine and Spirits Education Trust. I travel throughout the UK  and internationally teaching WSET courses to those working in the drink and food industry but also to anyone keen to learn more about wine. I am passionate about making drink and wine tastings both educational and entertaining.


Wine qualifications

You can sign up for a course, join one of our themed wine tasting events or have your own bespoke tasting at your home, workplace or venue of your choice.

  • WSET Level 3 – Distinction
  • WSET Educator: WSET Level 1 & 2
  • Nominated for the Young Wine Writer of the Year Award, UK
  • Wrote a wine lovers’ blog on Nova Scotia – wordpress.com
  • Tasted over 3 million wines (probs.)


The Drink Talking is proudly in association with Riedel