Join us over 4 evenings as we learn how to taste wine like professionals and explore the major wine regions of Europe. This course will give you the knowledge to choose better wines from countries such as France, Italy and Spain.
This tour of the Old World wines and regions will: • introduce you to the major grape varieties • enable you to select French, Italian, Spanish wine with more confidence • give you the hints and tips necessary to understand wine labels and regions • teach you principles of food and wine pairing
Course programme (4 consecutive weeks on the same day)
- Europe I - Burgundy and the Loire Valley
- Europe II - Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley
- Europe III - Alsace, Germany & UK
- Europe IV - Italy and Spain
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, East London Wine School
East London Wine School was established in 2009, and has the widest range of wine, beers and spirits courses in the City and East London.
We talk to people and teach about wine by concentrating on the flavours and aromas of the wines. We focus on the taste profile of each wine explaining the characteristics of the grape variety, the climate, and the winemaking, and show you with maps and images where they came from and how they are made. We explain why they taste like they do. We ask and listen to what you think about the wines.
Our events are, above all, fun & entertaining with a relaxed atmosphere - no previous tasting experience is required. The best & most enjoyable way to learn is comparing the tastes of differences side-by-side.
We also always focus on food & wine matches, and explain what type of foods would go with the chosen wines, and more importantly - why!
As we do not sell wine - we can show you where to buy the best buys are locally and at the best prices. We work closely with local independent merchants to bring you the best tasting & most interesting they have to offer.
Our guests come by themselves, in couples, and in larger groups, everybody is welcome. It is also a great way to meet people with the same interest in tasting & learning about wine.
East London Wine School is also an Approved Programme Provider for the delivery of professional WSET Courses. These courses are for professionals but keen amateurs too.....it's how most of us at the school started in the world of wine.
Whilst all our tutors are WSET-qualified and have extensive experience of wine, they more importantly have an infectious enthusiasm for their subject and are able to communicate this to their audience without the use of confusing (& boring!) technical facts.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.