Learn - and enjoy learning ...  
We offer courses and tastings for interested wine lovers at all levels. As well as making sure the subjects are covered to the depth needed to make them worthwhile, we try to make all our courses as interesting and enjoyable as possible. We want to demystify the world of wine and help everyone get the best from every bottle.

So, if you love wine but would love to learn more ... please browse from one of the course options above.

"Catering operations succeed or fail on their staff training and motivation" - the late (and sadly missed) food critic AA Gill writing in the Sunday Times - and we couldn't agree more (even if he didn't touch alcohol)!

We are an Approved Programme Provider delivering courses leading to awards from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust - so you can gain a recognised professional qualification. Click here for details of the professional courses on offer.

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 days starting 25th September with revision and examination on 30th October.

For a lovely evening of wine education and food pairing we will be teaming up with The Cookshelf in Eastbourne to enjoy some delicious wine and foods on the second Friday of every month. The Cookshelf Cook School will be serving a “tapas” style menu of super nibbles to complement each wine. This evening is designed to be fun but educational too.

What you can expect:
> Tasty “tapas” to complement the evening’s wines prepared by the Cookshelf
> A selection of fine wines specially chosen by us
> Information sheets on each of the wines

An evening of entertainment, food and quality wines: For more details or to book online here

Alternatively, please contact us if you have any queries or want to discuss any specific requirements. We can work with restaurants and hotels to deliver wine-themed events and breaks for their customers, and also to provide custom training and short courses for staff.

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"

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