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 regular tasting will be on Friday 1st December at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings starting at 6:30pm. In the run up to Christmas, we shall be featuring some classic wines to accompany seasonal feasting!
And with Christmas in mind - remember we offer gift vouchers to cover attending any of our tastings or courses, and start from just £10. The ideal present for the wine lover in your life!
Our next WSET courses are:
Level 1 Award in Wine - Monday 19th February
Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits - Mondays 12th, 19th and 26th March 2018
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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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"