Your Grape Night In questions, answered

We encourage everyone holding a Grape Night In and their guests to drink responsibly. Here's some frequently asked questions about hosting an event.

How can I stay safe?

It’s up to you whether you spit or swallow after a sip, but stay safe by:

  • Having plenty of snacks and water handy
  • Only inviting over-18s (of course!)
  • Being aware of how much you drink the government’s recommended safe drinking levels are 2-3 units of alcohol per day for women and 3-4 for men. 125ml of wine is 1 unit and most bottles have around 9 units (have a look at for more information).
  • Encouraging your guests to plan how they’ll be getting home in advance. It’s always good to have a taxi number handy, just in case.

Some of my friends don't drink. Can I invite them to a tasting night?

If you're holding a wine tasting night, you'll probably want to invite your wine drinking friends, but there are other ways to get involved! We have tasting sheets for cheese and chocolate tasting nights for anyone who'd rather eat their treats than drink them. 

Alcohol-free wines are gaining popularity so you can still hold a Grape Night In without the booze. Despite their name, though, they will still have a tiny bit of alcohol (less than 0.5%), so check with any non-drinkers before you pop any corks.

What if I don't want to hold a Grape Night In?

No problem! You can still fundraise for us and have a great time doing it. If you're keen to get your friends together, why not hold a Big Breakfast? If you're looking for something a bit healthier, you could hold a Take Steps walk or, for a real challenge, take on one of our active events !