A warm welcome from South London Wine School, an independent wine tasting company running fun and informal events for people of all levels of experience across South London! We run Wine Tastings and Wine Courses in London/Greenwich for people who enjoy wine and would like to know more about it. From single weekday evenings, to Saturday Courses, or 4 or 8 week courses there is something for everyone! And for those who don't like wine we also do Beer and Spirit Tastings.
“We believe learning about wine should be done in a fun and casual way... it's wine after all! Having spent many years developing our knowledge and tasting skills, and a considerable amount of time in various wine producing regions around the world, we can now share our enthusiasm with any and all wine fans out there. There are tastings for all levels of experience, so if you have ever considered learning more about the world of wine, nows your chance!" Julia, owner and head tutor
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We generally enjoy food and wine together, but how much do you think about matching the two together? While it is true that as long as you have food that you like and wine that you enjoy you are going to be fine, there are some things that are just better together. And some that are definitely better avoided! On this tasting we will have six different wines with six different food samples, and explore the principals of food and wine mtaching, with some great tips that you will be able to use at home.
The 8 week World of Wine Course is structured as a practical introduction to the world of wine. It is designed specifically for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it.
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is the ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a professional career in the drinks industry or those with no little or prior experience of wine tasting. It is an enjoyable, relaxed and interactive course which is completed in a single day, including the exam, making it easy to fit in with busy working schedules.
The South London 4 week introduction to Old World Wines is the wine course designed for people who have an interest in wine and want to know more about it. 'Old World' refers to key historic regions in Europe, including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal among others.
A great night of wine tasting from Down Under: if you thought Australian viticulture was all about big brands and jammy, over-alcoholic wines, then come along and find out how it is all changing! Peppery Coonawarra Cabernets and sleek, elegant Clare Valley Rieslings are the new face of Australian wine. Meanwhile, New Zealand's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has come from nowhere to suddenly become a staple choice in British supermarkets.
World of Wine – Bordeaux and the Rhône Welcome to the World of Wine tasting on Bordeaux and the Rhône valley. Time for some blockbuster reds and subtle whites! Part 1 – Bordeaux Bordeaux is probably the World's most famous wine region - renowned for cult wines such as Chateau Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild which can retail for £1000s a bottle.
Welcome to an evening of Southern European delights! Both Spain and Italy have long produced outstanding wines with classics such as Rioja, Cava, Chianti and Barolo gracing our tables for many years. This evening our tasting will touch on these favourites and explore their enduring popularity, but we shall also be buckling up for a thrilling taste of the new pretenders from up and coming areas such as Priorat, Galicia and parts of southern Italy.
Calling all Gin fans! This is the tasting for you! Gin has a long history, especially in London, and has been a sought after drinking for centuries. Fortunately, the days of 'Mother's ruin' and Hogarth’s Gin Lane are long gone, and in recent years the Gin scene has really developed to include whole range of different styles.
Welcome to the exciting World of Wine tasting on Chile & Argentina! It may be only relatively recently that these countires have started building their reputation in the wine world, but there are some great wines coming from these countries in a variety of styles, with new wines always emerging! Part 1: Chile What makes Chile such an attractive ‘safe bet’ for a consumer? We’ll look at the facts, looking at the climate through to the diverse country that is Chile. White grape varieties such as the crisp Sauvignon Blanc, balanced Chardonnay and soft and smooth reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot rule the roost and not forgetting the highly-acclaimed Carmenere, resurrected in Chilean vinyards after its destruction in Bordeaux over 160 years ago.
We love whisky here about as much as we love wine. If you too appreciate a good Scotch, Bourbon or indeed any type of whisky, then it is certainly time to book yourself on to our whisky tasting! Otherwise known as 'the water of life', whisky production goes back many years, and has developed into many different styles across many different countries.
Join us for an evening of spectacular New World showstoppers! Part 1: South Africa With a long and distinguished history of wine production going back over 350 years, it is potentially the oldest 'New World' wine producing country! Famous as a holiday destination for its beautiful wine regions, we will discover the wines that make this region famous and consistenly entice people back. Chunky, chocolatey reds, both made as Bordeaux-style blends and using their very own grape, Pinotage, and elegant European-style whites from Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc (once thought to be an inferior, workhorse variety) are now catching the world’s attention.
Welcome to the World of Wine tasting on Burgundy and the Loire Valley. A truly great place to start a season of tastings with the South London Wine School! There is a 20 minute Introduction to Wine Tasting at the start of this tasting, so even if you have not had any experience wine tasting before, you will be tasting like a pro by the end of the evening! Part 1 - The Loire Valley In the wettest part of France, the North West, they call it 'The Garden of France' as it is the most green and lush.
The South London 4 week introduction to New World Wines is designed for people who have an interest in wine tasting and want to know more about it. 'New World' refers to more recent (comparatively) wine producing regions including Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa.
Welcome to the South London World of Wines tasting on Alsace, Austria and England. Time to discover some of the most aromatic and interesting white wines of Europe! If you have an interest in diverse styles of wine or have ever wondered what wine to match with more spicy foods, then look no further.