Whether you are keen to attend a wine tasting course to enhance your knowledge or gain wine qualifications, Wineware can help you. We have compiled some of our favourite wine tasting courses in the UK. Wine tasting courses that promise to be highly enjoyable, insightful and rewarding.

Wine tasting courses can also be an ideal gift for wine lovers and fun, indulgent activity for two. Professional wine courses are the easiest (and the best) way to learn more about wine, which will also deepen your appreciation for both wines and winemakers.

A practical hands-on wine tasting course will allow you to learn the descriptive language of wine while improving your senses; gradually, you will recognise the essential flavours and components within your favourite wines. Wine courses also give you a rich and in-depth background into the fruitful history of wine. You will learn more about the origins of specific varieties of wine and why the vintage year matters. These snippets of information can help you become a more experienced wine taster.

Be prepared to sharpen all your senses while enjoying a splendid variety of wines from around the world.


Selected Wine Tasting Courses in the UK

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

WSET was founded in 1969 to help educate wine and spirit professionals. WSET offer a fantastic one-day foundation course. WSET is the perfect place to begin learning about wine tasting.

If you have already gained your level 1 award in wine, you can study and achieve up to level 3 in wine, then a diploma and honours diploma. All of these courses are available throughout Britain with the option of online learning.

Why choose a WSET wine tasting course?

WSET is the leading and most recognised educational program for the alcohol industry worldwide. They specialise in wine education and courses at all levels for both business and pleasure!

Head office address: Wine and Spirit Education Trust, International Wine and Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

Contact Number: 020 7089 3800

The Devon Wine School

The Devon Wine School offer two fantastic introductory wine courses. You can choose from either course one, which covers dry and sweet white wines, as well as sparkling wine or course two, which covers red, rosé and fortified wines, or perhaps take both! Also included is a light lunch.

The course includes 14 tasting wines, tuition by a Master of Wine, a tasting booklet, a light lunch and a wine tasting certificate. The introductory wine tasting course has been featured in The Telegraph’s, ‘The top wine-tasting courses’.

Devon Wine School also offers stunning country accommodation, wine tasting evenings, vineyard courses, private parties and tasting dinners.

Why visit the Devon Wine School?

What better location than the fresh air in the English countryside! You can’t find a more idyllic and relaxing spot for wine tasting.

Address: Devon Country House & Wine School, Redyeates Farm, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4HG (Courses are held at Darts Farm Village, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QH, which is a fantastic spot and very accessible on the Exe Estuary just south of Exeter).

Contact number: 01363 866742

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School was founded in 2009. They offer a wine tasting course, ‘Wine Laid Bare’ on Monday evenings over four weeks, exploring the fascinating world of wine simply and enjoyably.

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School also offers cookery courses, children’s baking morning, wine school and beer and food matching courses.

What makes Edinburgh New Town Cookery School’s wine tasting course suitable for me?

Edinburgh New Town Cookery School has devised an easy to follow wine tasting course suitable for all levels, from novices to wine experts. You can contribute as little or as much as you like.

Address: 7 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 1JE

Contact number: 0131 226 4314

The Berry Bros & Rudd Wine School

The Berry Bros and Rudd Wine School offer London’s most exclusive and innovative fine wine and dining venue. Berrys’ courses held in 300-year-old cellars, which certainly add to the wine tasting experience!

They offer one-day wine tasting coursesIntroductory wine tasting evenings and Thursday day courses, the perfect way to learn about specific wine regions.

The Berry Bros and Rudd Wine School also offer wine examinations, drink and spirits advice, wine club, and various services, including dining facilities, cellar plans, wine investment advice, wine storage facilities, iPhone/iPhone app, and a Berrys’ gift list.

Should I visit Berry Bros and Rudd Wine School?

There are plenty of courses, days and evenings to attend so you definitely should!

Address: 3 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1EG

Contact number: 0800 280 2440

Michael Schuster Wine

Michael Schuster offers beginners’ wine tasting and fine wine tasting courses. Michael Schuster offers individual wine tastings throughout the year. These are fantastic evenings designed to give you a better insight into particular wines.

Should I sign up for Michael Schuster’s wine course?

Michael Schuster has extensive wine knowledge and is always actively involved in the wine community, including but not limited to, writing the annual report for The World of Fine Wine. He contributes to Decanter Magazine, publishing essential wine tasting and sitting on the board of The Wine Society.

Address: 10 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8AH

Contact number: 020 7254 9734

Still haven’t found a course near you?

Local Wine School offer wine tastings and courses at venues across the UK, from an introductory evening to an advanced wine tasting masterclass. They are one of the UK’s most extensive wine courses for consumers, enthusiasts and professionals, including WSET courses and Café Rouge French Wine Evenings. With a great range of courses online, you are sure to find the perfect wine tasting evening or course for you!

Suppose you are a hotel, restaurant or club after a personalised service such as putting together a wine list or help with special events such as shop-openings or product promotions or launches. In that case, The Wine Teacher is the experts. The Wine Teacher also offers foundation wine tasting coursesbespoke tasting events (birthdays, hen dos, a girls night in, etc.) and bespoke tastings for staff, colleagues, clients, or conference delegates in London and the South-East. Wineware highly recommends this family-run business. They make wine tasting interesting, educational and enjoyable!

A Wine School to look out for: Derbyshire Wine School offer wine training and educational courses in the gorgeous Peak District, Derbyshire. They offer wine tasting courses for beginners to advanced wine tasters, suitable for professionals and wine lovers and enthusiasts alike.

Time to sign up for a Wine Tasting Course

Sipping fine wines and identifying the flavours, aromas, and taste is a lot of fun! Don’t just take our word for it; try it yourself.

We hope we have encouraged you to take up one of our suggested wine tasting courses, whether for fun or to gain a recognised qualification. However, if we haven’t mentioned a wine tasting course near you, use the Local Wine Events app on your iPhone or Android to find your nearest wine evening/course. You can find a detailed review of this mobile wine app here. Alternatively, contact us, and we might be able to advise a wine tasting course near you.

We look forward to hearing more about your wine tasting courses; let us know via Twitter (@WinewareUK).