Top 10 Best Wine Tasting classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

You can be an expert or a complete novice to enjoy a wine tasting session. If you are there to find a new delicacy for your and your partner you won't be disappointed. Alternatively if you are just there to enjoy the alcohol on display and have fun you will get just as much out of the session.

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1. Wine Appreciation
Think you know your Nebbiolo from your Counoise grape variety? What year would be the best Riesling to sip on? Making the right choice in a supermarket aisle or looking at a wine menu during a date can be a daunting experience. For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we’re content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass ourselves in the process), but how can we expect to consistently nail our target when we’re shooting blind? In this unique introductory online course, Amelia Singer combines a rigorously thorough understanding of wine with a witty and charming ambience – you will finish the course energized and confident about your own abilities to order wine in restaurants. If you choose the expert version of the course, Amelia will advise you personally to meet your own objectives for the course. You will come away with the confidence to choose the right wine for you, for the right occasion. The course is filmed in the esteemed London based winery ‘London Cru’ alongside winemaker Alex Hurley. Alex is a Master of Enology and Viticulture, and a key member of the London Cru Winery team. Alex worked as a Geologist through Australia and Asia before deciding to follow his passion for wine. Having previously made wines in Australia, Burgundy, and Barolo, the seduction of working with quality English grapes brought him to the UK Since their launch, London Cru’s wines have won prestigious IWC awards and are listed in numerous Michelin star restaurants in London and beyond. Alex’s insights into the industry are invaluable, and will ensure that you really appreciate what it is that you’re drinking - from grape to glass. We will also explore how to pair wine with food, with Leith’s School of Food and Drink’s resident chef, Dan Cameron. The course will cover wines from California, Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and many more. If you wish to buy any of the wines featured, to accompany this course (recommended) you can do so from http://londoncru.co.uk/wine
£35
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2. Wine Appreciation with Expert Tuition
Think you know your Nebbiolo from your Counoise grape variety? What year would be the best Riesling to sip on? Making the right choice in a supermarket aisle or looking at a wine menu during a date can be a daunting experience. For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we’re content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass ourselves in the process), but how can we expect to consistently nail our target when we’re shooting blind? In this unique introductory online course, Amelia Singer combines a rigorously thorough understanding of wine with a witty and charming ambience – you will finish the course energized and confident about your own abilities to order wine in restaurants. If you choose the expert version of the course, Amelia will advise you personally to meet your own objectives for the course. You will come away with the confidence to choose the right wine for you, for the right occasion. The course is filmed in the esteemed London based winery ‘London Cru’ alongside winemaker Alex Hurley. Alex is a Master of Enology and Viticulture, and a key member of the London Cru Winery team. Alex worked as a Geologist through Australia and Asia before deciding to follow his passion for wine. Having previously made wines in Australia, Burgundy, and Barolo, the seduction of working with quality English grapes brought him to the UK Since their launch, London Cru’s wines have won prestigious IWC awards and are listed in numerous Michelin star restaurants in London and beyond. Alex’s insights into the industry are invaluable, and will ensure that you really appreciate what it is that you’re drinking - from grape to glass. We will also explore how to pair wine with food, with Leith’s School of Food and Drink’s resident chef, Dan Cameron. The course will cover wines from California, Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and many more. If you wish to buy any of the wines featured, to accompany this course (recommended) you can do so from http://londoncru.co.uk/wine Amelia Singer is a TV presenter on The Wine Show, Wine Writer for Waitrose Food Magazine, UK Ambassador for the California Wine Institute and Founder of Amelia’s Wine – an event business which offers a range of authentic, fun, helpful and ultimately accessible wine tastings. Amelia has been in the wine industry for the last nine years and has completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma. She studied at Trinity College in Dublin, was brought up in England but has lived and worked in Europe and South America. Having worked in wineries all around the world (Bordeaux, Rioja and Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers, online Fine Wine merchants and exciting new wine start ups, she has gained a holistic appreciation of the wine industry.
£125
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6. Fine Wine and Perfume – Scents and Sensibility!
Want to know what sorts of perfumes you'd like based on your favourite wine? Intrigued in learning more about how particular molecules make things taste and smell the way they do? Or what wine and roses have in common? At our “scents and sensibility” fine wine and perfume tasting, we will indulge in two of life’s great pleasures simultaneously. Please note that we recommend that you drink the wines and not the perfumes, even if they smell nice... THE FORMAT IS... – We will taste four fine wines with specially chosen perfumes that heighten your experience – Lizzie will share an isolated compound that contributes its aroma to a wine and will explain how that material can be harnessed in fragrances – The event lasts approximately two hours – We can accommodate eight seated guests or up to 40 for a standing reception WHAT'S INCLUDED ​Our visitors get a great fine wine experience: – An expert host and speaker – Access to a private Mayfair venue – Plenty of fine wine, served in beautiful Zalto glassware – Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co – Above all, we have a lot of fun by enjoying fine wines, perfumes, Lizzie’s insights, the venue, and each other’s company WHO'S LIZZIE OSTROM? Lizzie is one of the country's leading experts on all matters scent. The author of "Perfume: A Century of Scents", she often appears on broadcast media to share the history and psychology of fragrance. Recently she was one of the experts interviewed by Bridget Kendall for the Radio 4 program "The Forum: The Story of Perfume". She has hosted all manner of creative events and explorations, from recreations of ancient scent rituals in masonic temples to a staging of a Victorian Egyptian mummy "unrolling" party complete with aromas and embalming materials, as well as “The Scent of Space” with the Royal Observatory Greenwich in the historic Faraday Lecture Theatre at the Royal Institution. In 2017 Lizzie co-curated the hit summer exhibition at Somerset House "Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent".
Book this class as a private group!
£50
50
19. Fine Wine and Business Evening with Vins Extraordinaires
ENJOY FINE WINES WITH CHEESES AND A CHANCE TO MEET... Digby Vollrath, co-founder of Feast It, which in 2017 went from concept to feeding 200,000 people; partnering with Amazon, Facebook, Disney, Deloitte, Adidas and Red Bull; and successfully completed two rounds of fundraising totalling more than £1m. An incredible year for a start-up business. Feast It is an end-to-end booking platform that allows an organiser to book the ideal caterer for their event in a matter of minutes. It works with over 250 of the UK’s leading street food suppliers and restaurants. THIS VINS EXTRAORDINAIRES EVENT IS PERFECT FOR… Fine wine lovers, entrepreneurs, and those planning to fundraise for their business. THE EVENING CONVERSATION WILL BE… Digby telling us about his recent experiences of: – Starting a business – Scaling-up – Marketing – Raising finance – The challenges and opportunities in the food and catering sectors WHO’S DIGBY VOLLRATH? Digby Vollrath is CEO & co-founder, with Hugo Campbell, of Feast It. Feast-it.com went live in January 2017, a simple platform bringing together over 250 of the nation’s best food and drink suppliers, all easily bookable at the click of a button. Digby previously worked on over 200 of the world's largest music festivals, whilst heading up Northern Europe and North America for festival start-up Festicket. Prior to Festicket he worked running large-scale events in Los Angeles and working for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Our visitors get a great networking experience: – a knowledgeable speaker – access to a private Mayfair venue – plenty of fine wine, served in beautiful Zalto glassware – delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co – plus a special “blind tasting” of an old and rare fine wine at the end of the evening – above all, we have a lot of fun by enjoying fine wines, the guest speaker, the venue, and each other’s company FORMAT AND TIMINGS 6pm-6.30pm guests arrive + networking + enjoying fine wines and cheeses 6.30pm-7.30pm guest speaker Digby Vollrath talks about his business journey and how he founded a successful street food company – the initial idea and concept, bringing it to market, securing finance, scaling-up – followed by Q&A with guests 7.30pm networking + enjoying fine wines and cheeses 8pm “Blind tasting” of a fine and rare wine – can you guess the wine? 8.30pm end of the evening
£30
50
20. Fine wine business evening | Meet serial entrepreneur Robin Brattel
Enjoy fine wines and cheeses and a chance to meet... Robin Brattel, who is a technology and publishing entrepreneur, known for being the founder of Inapub Ltd., Joinin (Eventility) Ltd. and WeGoDo Inc. & Ltd. Robin has built and grown tech businesses from scratch in the UK/US, managed international teams, and led multi-million pound projects. He has extensive experience of and skills in digital (and business) thought leadership, raising finance, pitching and selling, digital marketing strategy, and much more. This event is perfect for… Entrepreneurs looking to start or scale-up a business Business professionals wanting to learn more about digital marketing, raising finance, and pitching The evening conversation will be… Robin will tell us about his experiences of: Starting a business Scaling-up Digital marketing Raising finance The challenges and opportunities in the tech sector Some of the less savoury meetings that he’s had... Who’s Robin Brattel? Robin Brattel, who is a technology and publishing entrepreneur, known for being the founder of Inapub Ltd., Joinin (Eventility) Ltd. and WeGoDo Inc. & Ltd. Robin has built and grown tech businesses from scratch in the UK/US, managed international teams, and led multi-million pound projects. In 2009, Robin founded Inapub, a site that helps people to find pubs in the UK, and allows pub owners to reach customers through digital marketing and social networking tools. Robin was CEO to 2013 before becoming non-exec Chairman and then exiting in January 2016. Robin is co-founder of GoPlayGo, which helps parents find and book activity for their kids and themselves, and CEO of Iotic Labs, which “enables a web of things so that unrelated data and things can interrelate. We empower our users to build new solutions to real world problems.” What’s included? Our visitors get a great business and fine wine evening: A knowledgeable business speaker Moderated and hosted by Stuart George – former Young Wine Writer of the Year, Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma holder, and “wine detective” of fine wine fakes and forgeries Access to a private Mayfair venue Plenty of fine wine, served in beautiful Zalto glassware Delicious cheeses from our friends at Cows and Co Plus a special “blind tasting” of an old and rare fine wine at the end of the evening Format and timings 6pm-6.30pm guests arrive + enjoying fine wines and cheeses 6.30pm-7.30pm guest speaker Robin Brattel talks about his business journey and how he has founded several successful companies – the initial idea and concept, bringing it to market, securing finance, scaling-up – followed by Q&A with guests 7.30pm enjoying fine wines and cheeses 8pm “Blind tasting” of a fine and rare wine – can you guess the wine? 8.30pm end of the evening
£30
50

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£55