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 Tuesday evenings from 4th to 25th August. 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
  • Pinot Grigio, The Wine Society, 2020
  • Mâcon Aux Bois d’Allier, Domaine Cordier, 2019
  • Stellenbosch Original Chenin Blanc, Raats, 2019
  • Coteaux de l’Ardèche, ‘Grès du Trias’, Viognier, Vignerons Ardéchois, 2019
  • Kumeu Village Hand Havested Pinot Noir, Michael Brajkovich, 2019
  • Casablanca, Corte Ignacio Merlot, Concha y Toro. 2017
  • Rioja Crianza, Urbina, 2011
  • Salvaje del Moncayo Garnacha, Raul Acha, 2018
  • Carrascal Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon, Weinert, 2017
  • Collines Rhodaniennes, Syrah, Ferraton, 2018

The 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 Italy

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 Italy, this course should be just right for you. It will help you develop a better knowledge of what is one of the biggest wine producing countries 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 4 sessions on consecutive Wednesdayy evenings from 30th June to 21st July. Sessions will start promptly at 7pm London time and last an hour or so.

3 wines will be featured and tasted at each session. The presenter will give a profile of each wine – where it is made, its aroma and flavour characteristics 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:-

  • Gavi, Vignale, 2019
  • Dolcetto Dogliani, Luigi Enaudi, 2019
  • Nebbiolo d’Alba, Manfredi, 2018
  • Prosecco Brut, I Due Cento, NV
  • Soave Classico, ‘Castel Cerino’, Coffele, 2019
  • Rosso Veneto, Baccolo Apassimento, 2019
  • Orvieto Classico Superiore, ’Castagnolo’, Berberani, 2019
  • Foresco, Berberai, 2018
  • Chianti Ruffina Reserva, Villa di Vetrice, 2018
  • Grillo, Feudi Arancio, 2019
  • Fiano, Colle di Tillio, Janare, 2019
  • Primitivo di Manduria, Arcidamo, 2018

The 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 8th t0 29th September. 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 £175, inclusive of delivery.  Subject to availability, the 12 bottles will be:-

  • Bordeaux Rouge, 2019
  • Côtes de Bordeaux, 2018
  • Bordeaux Rosé, Château Bel Air Perpencher, 2019
  • Bordeaux Sauvignon, 2019
  • Graves Blanc, Clos Floridène, 2018
  • Sauternes 2017 (half bottle)
  • Pomerol, 2015
  • Puisseguin Saint-Emilion, Château Chêne Vieux, 2016
  • Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, Château Ampelia, 2014
  • Haut-Médoc, 2016
  • Margaux, 2016
  • Pauillac, 2011

The cost per household will therefore be around £56 a session or £28 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 Malcolm Franks on 07734975878 or send an email to info@wine-education-service.co.uk.