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THAMES VALLEY WINE SCHOOL

We provide wine tastings and wine courses across the Thames Valley region. There are a wide variety of choices available, from one-off tastings to longer courses which cover wine in greater depth. Our events are held in relaxed surroundings, and are for people from all walks of life who wish to get more out of their glass! No previous tasting experience is required!

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Thames Valley Wine School training courses

11 training courses found

Saturday 'Introduction to Wine' Day Course

11am to 4pm - starting with a decadent Champagne aperitif, including a delicious 2-course lunch, and a tutored tasting of 12 superb wines! Passionate about wine & want to learn more? Each course is a fascinating introduction to the world of Wine. Do you want to discover fascinating and delicious new wines & grape varieties? Do you want to taste a wide variety of wines and understand what makes them so different ? Do you want to know which wine to drink with what food? Then these are the courses for you! It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 5 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
8 Week 'World Of Wine' Course

The introductory 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.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 8 Weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Introduction to Wine Tasting

Want to learn more about wine in just one evening? This tasting will guide you through how to choose better wine, and start you on your journey of wine discovery. If you know what you like but want to understand why - then this evening is for you.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
Champagne and Sparkling

Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine! This tasting explores 6 different types of sparkling wine. For many people the glass of fizz at the start of the meal is among the most enjoyable drink of the evening.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - Sparkling and Sweet

Come along and enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling and dessert wines! For many people, the fizz at the start of the meal and the dessert wine at the end are the most enjoyable drinks of the evening, so we thought - let’s have a whole tasting devoted to them! Part 1: Sparkling wines Champagne is one of the most iconic wines in the world - tonight we will learn about the historical method which gives us this beautiful bubbly. We will touch on the input of figures such as Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot, whose Champagnes are now so familiar to us.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - Alsace, Germany and Austria

Welcome to the World of Wines tasting on Alsace, Germany & Austria. Time to discover the aromatics of Europe! Part 1 – Alsace Lying on the east side France next to the border with Germany, Alsace is as German as it is French in terms of population, architecture and its grape varieties: Germanic Riesling andGewurztraminer are found here side-by-side with French Pinot Blanc and Gris, all adding to a small-but-complex wine-producing region offering the most aromatic and different styles in comparison to the rest of France.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - USA & South Africa

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 by far the oldest 'New World' wine producing country! Under apartheid, the reputation of the industry suffered at the hands of the state co-operative KWV; but since the early 1990s, the privatisation of the wine industry has witnessed an exponential rise in the quality of its wine-making. 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.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - Chile & Argentina

Welcome to the exciting World of Wine tasting on Chile & Argentina, focusing on popular, affordable and high quality wines. 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.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - Australia and New Zealand

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! Part 1: New Zealand The growth of New Zealand wine in recent times has been enormous, especially in comparison to its diminutive size. That success has been spearheaded by some beautiful Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, but is there more to this story? Other fragrant whites from Pinot Gris to Riesling have started to appear with increasing promise.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - Burgundy & Loire

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. Here lies the Loire Valley, a grapegrowing area famous as the home of Sauvignon Blanc, a trendy grape variety currently receiving ample air-time in the world of wine.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 Hours
  • Study mode: Full time
'World of Wine' - Bordeaux and 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.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 2 hours
  • Study mode: Full time