If you’re looking to attend a wine tasting event in London, you’re generally pretty spoiled for choice. There are so many great event hosts and venues that offer tastings to suit all tastes. Whether you’re a beginner, just starting to refine your palate, or a seasoned professional looking for events that allow you to delve into a particular PDO.
There are hundreds of individual events listed on Get Tasting but we’ve put together this list of some of our favourite event hosts that regularly offer great wine tasting events around London.
Since 1993, the London Wine Academy has been offering enjoyable and informative Wine Tastings and Courses in London.
From beginner to expert the London Wine Academy offer a wide range of events that will really progress your knowledge of the world of wine.
Their tasting events are run by a small team who are very knowledgeable and well qualified. Each event will take you on a journey, starting with guiding you to taste wine like a pro to becoming quite the expert. You will have a great experience along the way, with likeminded individuals in a relaxed and social environment. Their tastings are about encouraging you to discover great new wines that you will love and understand better and therefore helping you to make better wine choices with great confidence.
Where? 5 Canvey Street, London, SE1 9AN and other locations
Cost? from £69
These informal, fun and wine tasting events are run by leading industry expert, Gilbert Winfield. He likes to have as much fun with wine as possible, so his events aren’t purely academic, but presented in an informal and humorous style. You’ll leave with a smile on your face, plus you will know a lot more about wine than when you started!
Winfield Wines tasting events cover wine pairings – like tapas or cheese – they also dig into specific regions, and give a great global tour with their World Wines tastings.
Gilbert has worked in the wine industry for over 20 years from France to South Africa, and holds the WSET Diploma. In addition to teaching, Winfield is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and a judge for the International Wine Challenge, one of the UK’s premier wine competitions.
So, their events are a great place to ask the tough questions and know you’ll get a great response.
Where? The Cork & Bottle Wine Bar, 27 Spring Street, London W2 1JA and other locations
Cost? from £38
Wine tastings are at the heart of what Davy’s Wines do and they’re passionate about delivering well-organised events, whether fun and informative or educational.
As wine merchants they go back to 1870 and currently have 17 wine bars across London. So their list of wine tasting events is almost as extensive as their wine list.
Their tastings range from informal walkabout events, through to dinners and masterclasses.
Where? At Davy’s Wine Bars across London
Cost? from £30
The best thing about Local Wine Schools are that they are all over London. In fact, you can find Local Wine Schools in over 40 locations across the UK.
Local Wine Schools are all about education, and as well as tasting events they run short courses and teach WSET qualifications at all levels. Each school is run independently but they all use the same teaching framework. So events are consistently high quality across the schools.
Their entry level ‘Introduction to Wine’ is great for anyone new to wine tasting.
Wherever you are in London there’s probably a Local Wine School not far from you.
Where? Fulham(West London), Camden Square(North London), the City(East London) & Streatham (South London)
Cost? from £25
With Wine Unearthed you’ll learn how to taste and appreciate wine in a relaxed and fun environment. You’ll taste 15 quality wines and enjoy a 3 Course Food & Wine matching Lunch.
At their Wine Tasting Events you’ll learn how to taste wine like a professional and discover what all the swirling, sniffing and spitting is about. By the end of your Wine Tasting Experience you will leave with greater knowledge of Wine, increased confidence, and most importantly a smile on your face!
Where? Fino’s – 123 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3NP
Cost? from £55