|The training and examining body for the drinks industry: The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Learn French in Normandy, plus optional French cookery, restaurant management, bakery and patisserie vocational qualifications - friendly and professional (run by Ken's sister in law!) : French in Normandy
A local vineyard offering guided tours by WSET qualified (and Essential Wine School trained!) friendly and helpful staff in a fantastic location. Their Wine Sanctuary bespoke tasting and training facility overlooking vineyards is home to our WSET and other courses, including the very special custom one day Wine Academy events. Chapel Down at Small Hythe near Tenterden.
The adjoining restaurant where we have lunch on Chapel Down Wine Academy course days: The Swan.
Creative café combining a Cookery School & Pottery Painting in Eastbourne: Cookshelf
A hotel with lovely restaurant, hosting tastings and other events - The Gallivant at Camber.
One of our local hotels, on the seafront, which hosts our regular monthly tastings:
The White Rock Hotel
Fine Wine Writing, Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes from : Jancis Robinson
Courses in viticulture oenology and more: Plumpton College
Lots of local information at the Best of Hastings.
Useful site for price comparison and availability: Wine Searcher
Empowering business in Sussex, Kent and Surrey: The Let'sDoBusiness Group
Our local College, offering hospitality courses and the excellent Coast restaurant:
Sussex Coast College
Note that The Essential Wine School Ltd does not have any direct financial interest in any of the businesses or organisations mentioned and these links are provided for information as we believe they are of interest to our clients and students but do not necessarily constitute an endorsement.