Beginners One Day Wine Course in London


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4.5 hours

5* The Athenaeum, Mayfair
5* Dukes Hotel, St James’s

From £149.00

About the course

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.

What will I learn?

  • 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.

Course Content

Explore the main grape varieties and wine styles through mastering the trusted systematic approach to wine tasting. You will learn how to:

  • Evaluate quality
  • Assess ageing potential
  • Match food and wine
  • Explore wine production,
  • Evaluate key contemporary wine styles, grape varieties and regions
  • How to invest and store wine
  • Spot wine faults and how to deal with them
  • Best producers and new stars to look out for

Course Agenda

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

Question time

Upcoming Course Dates

Book and view the LIVE dates :

Saturday 11 Jun 2022

Saturday 18 Jun 2022

Saturday 23 Jul 2022

Saturday 20 Aug 2022

Saturday 17 Sept 2022

Saturday 24 Sept 2022

Saturday 08 Oct 2022

Saturday 15 Oct 2022

Saturday 12 Nov 2022

Saturday 19 Nov 2022

Saturday 03 Dec 2022


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.

Course Venues

Dukes 5* Hotel, St James's

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
St. James’s

The Athenaeum 5* Hotel, Mayfair

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…


116 Piccadilly

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