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 are an Approved Programme 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 Hastings tasting will be not be on a Friday for a change, but on Saturday 7th October at the Arthur Easton Centre at St Michael's Hospice, Maze Hill, St Leonards, TN38 0LH. This will be a special tasting with a light buffet, a fun tasting competition with prizes and wine auction - ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENING WILL GO TO HOSPICE FUNDS. It's a 7pm start and the cost is just £25. Please let us know if you're coming as numbers are limited and we need to ensure plenty to eat - sufficient wine is always guaranteed!.
Our next WSET courses are:
Level 1 Award in Wine - Monday 16th October
Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits - Mondays 6th, 13th and 20th November
Level 3 Award in Wine - over six Tuesdays starting 6th February 2018 with revision and examination on 13th March.
All these courses will be held at the amazing new Wine Sanctuary tasting and learning facility at Chapel Down Winery, Smallhythe near Tenterden. Free transport is available from Hastings, Rye or Tenterden.
We offer regular monthly tastings in Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.
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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. They are also passionate about wine and want to share that enthusiasm - along with their knowledge and choice wines.
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.
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"