Food and drink

Enjoy short courses in wine tasting, beer tasting, coffee tasting classes, nutrition classes and more... Choose from weekly courses or one-off workshops to help you select wines for every summer dining occasion, or, if you’re a tea lover, why not try a refreshing workshop to learn more about the history and culture behind this popular drink. Courses are taught by our expert team of tutors.

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

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

Food and drink highlights

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

Beer tasting

Beer tasting

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  1. Wine: a Mediterranian cruise

    Course Date: Fri 8 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mediterranean Magic Explore the wines made around the shores of the Mediterranean and its islands. Our tour will take in wines from places as diverse as the Languedoc, Sicily, Corsica, Santorini and Crete and cover a range of wine styles including dry whites and reds and sweet wines.

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Coffee workshop

    Coffee workshop

    Course Date: Tue 12 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you crazy about coffee? Learn how to make some of your favourite coffees as well as finding out more about the beans that produce them and where they come from. Taste the coffees you make with your fellow amateur coffee connoisseurs.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  3. Nutrition made simple: for deaf, deafened and hearing people

    Course Date: Thu 14 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An inclusive and easy to follow course giving an introduction to basics of good nutrition and healthy eating.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Build wine club: a South American road trip

    Course Date: Fri 22 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Our South American Road trip will take you across wine regions in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay ,tasting some familiar names and several new and exciting wines . South American wines have always been great value –now they have really come of age.

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. How to lose weight and stay lighter: using diet, exercise and supplements

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Struggling to find the right diet? Want to lose weight and not be hungry? Wondering about supplements? Learn how to devise a healthy diet and exercise routine which promotes weight loss and fits in with your lifestyle.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £40.00

  6. Build's guide to sherry: with tapas

    Course Date: Fri 8 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sherry is finally trendy after a long time of neglect . Our guide to the world’smost versatile fortified wine will introduce you to the full range of Sherry styles from bone dry to lusciously sweet –paired with tapas. Discover why this Andalucian treasure is so exciting.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Build wine club: the wines of Tuscany

    Course Date: Fri 22 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tuscany is one of Italy’s most enchanting regions and home to some justifiably famous wines. We will taste 5 red wines chosen to illustrate the diversity of its most important grape – Sangiovese and a white from San Gimignano.

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. IPA beers: the history and international variations

    Course Date: Wed 27 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What exactly is an IPA and where did the name come from? This session will explain all and enable you to try a few different varieties.

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Rhone rangers: your guide to wines of the Rhone

    Course Date: Fri 5 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Rhone Valley is one of France’s largest and most important wine regions. Rhone wines come in white, red , rose and even sweet and sparkling styles. Our course will guide you through the region’s different grapes and styles through tasting 9 wines. It’s a beautiful region with stunning and great value wines .

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  10. History of beer

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beer has been around for thousands of years. Over that time, beer styles have changed and evolved driven. This is an opportunity to find out what factors caused this and to taste for yourself some of the changes in a selection of beers.

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. Wine: Languedoc part 1 - west

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Languedoc has always been home to great value wines -now its wines are better than ever as its regions evolve. In this first of 2 course we will cover the wines of the Roussillon and the western side of this huge region, including sparkling form Limoux, whites, reds and a fortified sweet wine.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Spanish sizzlers: eight wines from Spain's most dynamic regions

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From traditional Rioja to Galicia’s gorgeous aromatic whites, Cava and Catalunya’s new whites , Old Vine Garnacha in north east and Jumilla’s sun-kissed reds in the south Spanish wine is really having a moment – it’s never been better or better value.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Cider, the apple of Britain's eye

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cider has been in Britain since Roman times but there is much more to it than just fermenting apple juice. Find out what cider is all about and learn to drink it like an expert!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Nutrition for your neurons: brain food

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to feel more energised and motivated? Find out how diet and nutrition can support clear thought, concentration and memory. Discover how you can reduce apathy and protect your brain cells.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  15. Wine: Languedoc part 2 - east

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Languedoc has always been home to great value wines -now its wines are better than ever as its regions evolve. In this second of 2 courses we will cover the wines of the Roussillon and the eastern side of theishuge region , including the wines of Picpoul, rose, whites, and reds.

    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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