About the course
Want to know more about wine but overwhelmed by the choice on offer? Intimidated by some Sommeliers? Bored drinking the same safe wines? Choose the London Wine Academy Evening Beginners Wine Course and you will compare, contrast and discover wines from around the world; improve your tasting skills and take home practical tips for Wine and Food Matching. Join us and ignite your senses! We look forward to welcoming you to our Beginners Wine Course; book now online or purchase a Wine Course Gift Voucher for a friend as a gift.
Beginners Evening Wine Course Content
Please note: Classes run for 2 hours per class over 4 sessions. Check the individual timings and dates below: Not able to attend all 4 weeks, you can also book each week as a stand-alone course, see our Masterclasses and Tastings page.
SESSION 1 Sensory Introduction to Wine Tasting
SESSION 2 White Wines around the World
SESSION 3 Red Wines around the World
SESSION 4 Sparkling Wine & Champagne
Wines are tasted “blind” or unseen so that you learn to judge the quality of a wine on merit, without any preconceptions. Six to eight wines are tasted each week in the Beginners Wine Course.
* Main grapes, regions and wine styles
* Tasting technique
* Wine making
* Wine and food matches
* New wines and regions
* Wine faults and storage
Classes run for 2 hours per class over 4 sessions: Check your individual Time slots for your course
Start times of this workshop may vary. Please check your chosen date for correct start time.
SESSION 1 – Learn the skill of Wine Tasting
You will discover the ‘systematic approach’ to wine tasting through using pairs of wines carefully selected to show opposite characteristics and styles. You will learn about all the key building blocks of taste ‘including fruit, sweetness, acidity and tannin.
SESSION 2 – White Wines around the World
You will taste a diverse range of whites wines and will learn about the effects of oak, soil and climate on the taste of each wine. You will also understand how Chardonnay can be the best and worst grape variety in the world!
SESSION 3 – Red Wines around the World
We start with Bordeaux styles from around the world made from the famous Cabernet/Merlot blend. Bordeaux used to be unchallenged as the finest region for red in the world. The second half of the tasting looks at other key grapes including Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Grenache.
SESSION 4 – Sparkling Wine & Champagne
Champagne is probably the most famous wine in the world, but does it really live up to the hype? We taste the real thing, some of its imitators and and other exciting sparkling wines that are not trying to be Champagne at all!
Upcoming Course Dates
A taster selection of Charcuterie and or Cheese will be matched with the wines each week to demonstrate the Principles of Wine and Food Matching.
Yes you will receive the Introductory Evening Wine Course Level 1 Certificate on successful completion of the Beginners Wine Course.
Please contact us if you would like your Beginners Wine Course Certificate emailed to you.
This is a friendly and personal Introduction to Wine Tasting and no previous experience is necessary.
South Bank, Waterloo
St James's, Mayfair
Kings Cross, London
The Regent Quarter
See why people love London Wine Academy
Although many of us had different levels of knowledge and experience with wine, we all enjoyed participating in the course and felt that we learned a great deal of content and confidence through Nick’s instruction. Nick’s considerable wine making knowledge and experience as well as his practical guidance helped us to work through evaluating various aspects of each wine.
At the end of the course, we all agreed that the course was excellent, Nick was a fantastic instructor, and that we looked forward to Level 2!
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