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Lothian Wine School is an independent wine education company whose aim is to provide Wine Tasting for Everyone!

We are not tied to any wine merchant or retailer and so we are able to offer impartial advice and taste only wines we believe are good examples of their type.

We like to teach about wine by concentrating on the flavours and aromas of each example. We look at the wine’s taste profile and explain how the characteristics of the grape can be influenced by the climate and local winemaking styles.

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Lothian Wine School training courses

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4 Week Beginner's Wine Course

4 Week Beginner's Wine Course Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course. Run over 4 consecutive Thursdays, this is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary! At the end of the course you will : Be able to taste wine like a professional Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine Be able to tell if a wine is faulty Understand the world’s most important red and white wines Have tasted 27 different wines! Know how to match food with wine Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops Plus lots more! Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 of the most important wines in the world and improving your senses with our ‘Nez du Vin’ aroma kit.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 4 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Wine Tasting - Red Wines of the World

Wine Tasting - Red Wines of the World At this time of year you can't beat a nice warming glass of red wine! Tonight we'll taste our way through some of the best examples of the huge variety of red wines available. With red wines there really is something for everyone - from light and fruity Pinot Noir, to a traditional smoky Rioja, all the way to the vinous beast that is Autralian Shiraz! On this red wine tasting we'll explore some of these classic wines alongside some new up and coming wine styles from lesser known regions and grapes.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time evening
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award and is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The course is also increasingly popular amongst those not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way by gaining this internationally recognised qualification.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 3 weeks
  • Study mode: Full time
Wine Tasting - White Wines of the World

Wine Tasting - White Wines of the World Join us for a two hour introduction to the world's most important white wine styles! Do you prefer crisp, aromatic whites like the vibrant Sauvignon Blancs of New Zealand Or are you more of a fan of smooth, buttery, oaky wines like the creamy Australian Chardonnay On this evening we're going to explore the huge variety of styles and flavours you find in white wines by having a whistle-stop tour of the globe. Not only will we taste the classics, but we're also going to dig out some lesser known gems that you may never have tried before.

  • Study level: Not applicable
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Part time