Join us on the BEGINNERS ONE DAY WINE COURSE in London’s Mayfair. Want to know more about wine but overwhelmed by the choice on offer? Intimidated by some Sommeliers? Bored drinking the same safe wines?
During this BEGINNERS ONE DAY WINE COURSE 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. One of the most enjoyable ways to develop your senses and spend time with like minded people!
You will be introduced to the tools of wine tasting to help you understand the structure and nuances of any wine that you taste. All wines are tasted “blind” so that you learn to judge quality by tasting the wine in the glass and not just by its label.
You will also taste exciting wine styles and grape varieties to help you discover new wines to buy and why you like the wines that you currently enjoy.
Our professional and passionate experts will pass on insider tips to help you navigate the pitfalls of buying wine in shops or restaurants, giving you more confidence and success when entertaining clients or friends.
- Through swirling, sniffing, sipping and spitting, all wines are tasted blind. This will help you to judge the quality of any wine through tasting and not just by looking at the label or price tag.
- You will gain the knowledge and ability to choose exciting new wine styles, grape varieties and producers.
- You will be introduced to the mechanics of wine tasting and the professional approach to wine assessment.
- Your tutor will pass on insider tips to help you navigate the pitfalls of buying wine for any occasion.
Start times of this workshop may vary. Please check your chosen date for correct start time.
12.00 – 12.30
Discover the systematic approach to wine tasting
12.30 – 13.15
White grape varieties around the world
13.15 – 13.30
Principles of wine & food matching
13.30 – 14.15
Lunch – Introduction to matching wine & food (2 wines with lunch)
14.14 – 16.00
Red grapes from around the world
16.00 – 16.15
The course content is exactly the same. However, a Two Course menu is offered on this course and a 3 – course menu on the Premium Beginners Wine Course.
This is a friendly and personal Introduction to Wine Tasting and no previous experience is necessary.
Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s Mayfair, DUKES LONDON is a sophisticated, luxury hotel where you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. Ever since King Henry 8th built his palace here in the 16th Century, St. James’s has been the exclusive retreat of writers, musicians, politicians and royalty. Whether you choose to stay in one of their modern or classic style bedrooms or luxurious suites, unwind in the legendary DUKES Bar, savour our Great British Restaurant, or embrace true English chic with Champagne afternoon tea, they promise an enthusiastic team, dedicated entirely to making your time here exceptional.
35 St James’s Place
From entertaining the elite of Victorian society to welcoming the good and glamorous of Hollywood, The Athenaeum has long been the place to see and be seen. Behind our doors is an intriguing story just waiting to be discovered…
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!
Try out this premium course for yourself or purchase a voucher for a friend!