Wine tasting

You don’t need to spend a fortune to be able to enjoy interesting wines. Learn about different grape varieties and regions and use your taste buds to find the right wine for any occasion. Our classes take place throughout the week and the weekend, by informed, knowledgeable tutors.

Read some tips on wine tasting and matching wine with food from Build tutors Valerie Cowan and Pippa Hayward.

  1. Rioja revisited: nine wines

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spain's most famous region is full of surprises as well as its much loved classic wines. Fresh whites, juicy reds and classic aged reds, Rioja wines offer great choice and value. Spain's most famous region is full of surprises as well as its much loved classic wines. Fresh whites, juicy reds and classic aged reds, Rioja wines offer great choice and value.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. French weekend: wine: tour de France

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A weekend of French cultural activities - without wine? Unthinkable! Join our Tour de France guide to nine wine regions, sampling a wine typical of each one on the way - includes fizz, whites, rose and reds.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  3. Wine: supermarket sweep: the insiders guide to buying well beyond big brands

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Supermarkets bombard us with wine offers – we take you behind the slogans and offers and explain how to buy well and wisely and where the real value lies. Become a savvy shopper!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Italian weekend: wine: Italy top to toe

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    No other country has such distinctive regions and wines as Italy. Our 'top to toe tour' includes well-known favourites from Tuscany and the Veneto as well as hidden gems from further south and the islands.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  5. Spanish weekend: wine: viva España

    Course Date: Fri 3 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The last 20 years have seen a revolution in the quality, variety and value of Spanish wines - we taste nine wines, including whites, rose and reds, from the regions driving this exciting change in Spain.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  6. A picnic with wines of Chile

    Course Date: Fri 17 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Chile you can ski in the morning and hit the beach for lunch the same day. Chile’s equally diverse wines offer extraordinary value from north to south, and from the Andes to the coast .
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

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