Beginners Four Week Wine Course


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2 Hours per week for 4 consecutive weeks

Dukes 5 * Hotel or
Camino Bankside

From £239.00

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 week for 4  consecutive weeks.  Not able to attend all 4 weeks, you can also book each week as a stand-alone course, see our Masterclasses and Tastings page.

WEEK 1     Sensory Introduction to Wine Tasting 
WEEK 2     White Wines around the World
WEEK 3     Red Wines around the World
WEEK 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.

Also covered:

*  Main grapes, regions and wine styles
*  Tasting technique
*  Wine making

*  Wine and food matches
*  New wines and regions
*  Wine faults and storage

Course Agenda

Classes run for 2 hours per week for 4  consecutive weeks: 19.00 – 21.00

Start times of this workshop may vary. Please check your chosen date for correct start time.

WEEK 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.

WEEK 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!

WEEK 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.

WEEK 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

Courses run for 4 consecutive weeks

Start date: Tuesday 21st January 2020
Followed by 28 Jan, 4 Feb and 11 Feb

Start Date: Saturday 15th February 2020
Followed by 22 Feb, 29 Feb and 7 March

Start Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Followed by 10 March, 17 March and 24 March

Start Date: Tuesday 9th June 2020
Followed by 16 June, 23 June and 30 June


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.

Our Venues

Dukes 5 * Hotel Mayfair


35 St James’s Place

Camino Bankside


5 Canvey Street

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