From an article by Liz Sagues, Louis Roederer Reginal Wine Writer of the Year, 2005.

Rather more relaxed learning come in specialist courses. Way back, when I first took a serious interest in wine, Lena Inger was a great mentor at an evening class.

Ever since, whenvever I’ve recommended courses run by Lena and her fellow tutors at the Wine Education Service, the feedback has been very positive indeed. Much of what they offer is in Ham & High land or nearby – centres include South Hampstead High School, the London School of Economics and locations in the City, with introductory courses starting this month and next on most evenings of the week.

Cost of the eight two-hour sessions incliding all wine and a detailed course manual is £210 and the system is flexible enough to allow students to swap date or place if they can’t make a session.

For details, see or phone 020-8991-8212.

There are higher level courses and one-day wine workshops too, all an excellent investment for future wine enjoyment.

The Ham. & High