Taste Great Wines & Spirits From Around The World

Covid 19 Restrictions

Due to the restrictions in place to control the spread of the Covid 19 virus, we are only able to run  on-line wine tasting courses at the present time.  We are planning to run two of these during the first quarter of 2021.

We will re-introduce  traditional, face to face wine and spirit tasting courses just as soon as it safe to do so.

Until then, we hope you will enjoy tuning in to our on-line wine wine courses from the comfort and safety of your home with a glass or two of good wine to hand.

On-line Wine Tasting Courses

From Grape To Glass

We have designed this course as a practical introduction to wine and wine tasting. We don’t assume that you have any particular knowledge of wine, only that you have an interest in it.

The course will consist of 4 sessions on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 3rd to 24th February. Sessions will start promptly at 7pm London time and last an hour or so.

3 wines made from classic grape varieties will be featured and tasted at each session. The presenter will give a profile of each variety – where it is grown, the styles of wine it is used to make, the aroma and flavour characteristics of the wines and classic food pairings. Participants will be encouraged to share their impressions of each wine tasted.

Sessions will be presented using Zoom. To join in, you will need access to the internet via a tablet, laptop or desk-top computer, preferably with a camera.

We will be making a participation charge of £50 per household.

You will also need to buy a case of 12 bottles at a cost of around £130, inclusive of delivery. Subject to availability, the 12 bottles will be:-

– Zephyr 6′ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2020
– Spring’ Riesling, Mac Forbes, 2019
– Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore, Tenute Pieralisi 2019
– Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Chardonnay, Pedroncelli. 2018
– Stellenbosch ‘Original’ Chenin Blanc, Raats, 2019
– Coteaux de l’Ardèche, Grès du Trias, Viognier, Vignerons Ardéchois, 2019
– Pinot Noir, Ostoros 2018
– Casablanca, Corte Ignacio  Merlot, Concha y Toro. 2017
– Rioja, ‘El Pacto’, Bodega Classica, 2017
– Salvaje del Moncayo’ Garnacha, Raul Acha, 2018
– Carrascal’ Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon, Weinert, 2017
– Collines Rhodaniennes, Syrah, Ferraton, 2018

The total cost per household will therefore be around £45 a session or £22.50 a head for two sharing, You will also have plenty of good wine left to taste again in the evenings following each session.

Sessions will be recorded and so, if you miss a session for any reason, you will be able to catch up at a later date.

To find out more or to book for this course, please call Alexander (Sandy) Leckie 0n 07802944920 or send an email to info@wine-education-service.co.uk.

The Wines Of Bordeaux

If you already know a bit about how grapes are grown and wine is made and are keen to learn more about the wines of Bordeaux, this course should be just right for you. It will help you develop a better knowledge of what is one of the most important wine producing regions of the world, develop your skills as a wine taster and become more confident about buying, storing and serving wine and matching wine with food.

The course will consist of four sessions on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 3rd to 24th March. Sessions will start promptly at 7pm London time and last an hour or so.

Three wines from key parts of the Bordeaux region will be featured and tasted at each session. The presenter will give a profile of each region – the grapes grown, the styles of wine made, the aroma and flavour characteristics of the wines and classic food pairings. Participants will be encouraged to share their impressions of each wine tasted.

Sessions will be presented using Zoom. To join in, you will need access to the internet via a tablet, laptop or desk-top computer, preferably with a camera.

We will be making a participation charge of £50 per household.

You will also need to buy a case of 12 bottles at a cost of around £150, inclusive of delivery.

The total cost per household will therefore be around £50 a session or £25 a head for two sharing,. You will also have plenty of good wine left to taste again in the evenings following the session.

Sessions will be recorded and so, if you miss a session for any reason, you will be able to catch up at a later date.

To find out more or to book for this course, please call Malcolm Franks on 07734975878 or send an email to info@wine-education-service.co.uk.

 

Traditional Face To Face Wine Tasting Evenings

Introductory Wine Tasting Courses

  • One two-hour evening session per week for eight weeks.
  • Six wines per session.
  • £219 in London. £199 elsewhere.

OR

  • One two-hour evening session per week for five weeks.
  • Six wines per session.
  • £150 in London. £125 elsewhere.

Intermediate Wine Tasting Courses

  • One two-hour evening session per week for five weeks.
  • Six wines per session. These will be of a higher average quality than those tasted on the introductory courses.
  • £165 for five sessions in London. £150 elsewhere.

Advanced Wine Tasting Courses

  • One two-hour evening session per week for five weeks.
  • Six wines per session. These will be of a higher average quality than those tasted on the intermediate courses.
  • £180 for five sessions in London. £165 elsewhere.

Weekend Wine Tasting Courses

  • Four one and a half hour sessions on a Saturday.
  • A minimum of three wines per session.
  • A buffet lunch is an integral part of the day.
  • £95 in London and Aberdeen. £90 elsewhere.

Whisky Tasting Courses

  • One two-hour evening session per week for five weeks.
  • Five whiskies per session.
  • £175 for five sessions in London. £165 elsewhere.

Sake Tasting Courses