To get the most from wine, whether you are a keen wine lover, joining the trade, work in the hospitality industry or are progressing in your career ... you need to have a grounding in why wines taste how they do, which wine is best suited to any particular occasion and how to evaluate and judge different wines.
We held a special tasting on Friday 2nd December at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings. This featured nine of the best wines from all the First Friday tastings of 2016 and interesting donations from two of our regular tasters (they were great!). All proceeds from the evening will go to St Michael's Hospice. Our thanks to all those who took part and made it a really lovely evening.
We are an Approved Progamme Provider for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) which is the only wine & spirit education organisation approved by the UK government as a national awarding body of vocational qualifications.
Our next WSET courses are:
Level 1 Award in Wine Monday 6th February
Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits - Mondays 20th & 27th March 3rd April
Level 3 Award in Wine - over six sessions, dates to be confirmed.
Locations to be advised.
We're very proud to have been sponsors of this year's 1066 Wine and Food Festival., showcasing all that is great about the food and wine offering here in 1066 Country, Sussex and Kent - the area where we provide training and guidance for those working with wine or those with a keen interest.
We offer regular monthly tastings in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.
Click here for more information.
What about a gift voucher as the ideal present for the wine lover in your life!
The Essential Wine School is run by experienced tutors, all WSET Certified Educators holding the WSET Diploma qualification and who are Associates of the Institute of Wines and Spirits. They are also passionate about wine and want to share that enthusiasm - along with their knowledge and choice wines - with others.
We are flexible according to our customers' needs - we are happy to discuss in-house and custom events or fundraisers tailored to individual requirements. so, whatever your interest, please contact us for more information or download our latest brochure here.
Here's what some of our students had to say about attending one of our courses:
"Excellent - good attention to detail"
"Can't fault clarity of explanations"
"Detailed, succinct, well paced - very impressed"
"Extremely good samples - enjoyable"