Premium Beginners One Day Wine Course


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4.5 hours

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


About the course

Join us on the Premium Beginners One Day Wine Course in London at one of our 5 star hotels in Mayfair or St James’s.  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! 10 Wines are tasted during the day and a 3 course gourmet lunch is included.

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 wine production
  • Evaluate quality and ageing potential
  • Star producers & spotting value for money
  • Evaluate key wine styles
  • Explore key grape varieties and regions
  • Wine faults and how to deal with them
  • How to invest and store wine
  • Match Wine and Food
  • Navigate Restaurant Wine lists like a pro

Course Agenda

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

12:00 – 12:30

The systematic approach to wine tasting

12:30 – 13:30

White grape varieties around the world

13.30 – 14.15

Principles of wine & food matching & lunch

14.30 – 16.00

Red grapes from around the world

16.00 – 16.15

Question time

Upcoming Course Dates

Sat 11 Jun 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 23 Jul 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 20 Aug 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 17 Sep  2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 24 Sep  2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 08 Oct 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 15 Oct 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 12 Nov 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 19 Nov 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s

Sat 03 Dec 2022 – Dukes 5* Hotel, St James’s


Whilst the content of the Premium Beginners Wine Tasting Course is identical to the Classic Beginners Wine Tasting Course, the Premium Beginners Workshop offers a 3 – course lunch  (instead of 2 courses on the Classic Course), along with premium wines during the day.  A mix of contemporary, classic and up and coming wines are selected by the tutor for the day. Our venues are very exclusive small Boutique Hotels, in St James’s or Mayfair.

This is a friendly and personal Introduction to Wine Tasting and no previous experience is necessary.

You will be tasting 9-10 premium wines during the day

Wines tasted are typically between £12 and £45 a bottle

Course Venues

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

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 the 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

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