One Foot In The Grapes

Wine Education & Events Across the North West

Welcome to One Foot In The Grapes, a wine company run by Liverpool-based wine journalist, Jane Clare, offering wine events and education throughout the North West of England.

On this site you’ll find updates of forthcoming events and WSET study programmes,  how to book your place, and even how to contact us to book your own personalised wine event.

Love wine?  So do we!  Shall we open a bottle?

Upcoming Events

March 20th 2020

Football Widow’s Fizz Club

This is a totally flexible event by name – maybe you’re a golf widow, a beer widow or a fishing widow!! It’s a quick and easy tasting of four glasses of fizz so you can spend your time doing what YOU want to do with your friends, while others in your life enjoy THEIR hobby.

April 13th 2020

Call My Bluff

If you have pals or workmates who fancy a bit of a challenge then Call My Bluff is for you. One Foot In The Grapes will provide five mystery wines and each will have three descriptions. Can you guess which is the correct one? You’ll divide  into teams and the winners will share a bottle of fizz and the bragging rights.

May 21st 2020

Supermarket Peep!

A jolly jaunt tasting six supermarket wines. One Foot in the Grapes will choose two fizz, a white, a pink and a red wine, and will round off proceeedings with an award-winning dessert wine. The wines – all in the shops for £10 or under – will be among the seasonally-best choices  at the time of the event. They’re good for your pocket too.

Upcoming Wine Study Programmes


A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.


Ideal course for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines, as well as those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.


Had a brilliant night at Jane’s fizz and cheese night. One foot in the Grapes was a fabulous host and kept us entertained and educated all night.

Kelly - Ladie's Fizz Night

A fabulous afternoon. Jane makes wine-tasting fun and not stuffy and posh!


Great afternoon tasting fizz and learning about the differences between cava, champagne,prosecco etc. Good tips for cheap tasty buys at local supermarkets. Very entertaining! Looking forward to the next one.

Clare - The Football Widow's Fizz CLUB