East London Wine School was established in 2009, and has the widest range of wine courses in the City and East London.
We teach people about wine by concentrating on the flavours and aromas of the wines. We focus on the taste profile of each wine explaining the characteristics of the grape variety, the climate, and the winemaking, and show you with maps and photos where they came from and how they are made. We explain why they taste like they do and ask and listen to what you think about the wines.
The evenings are, above all, fun & entertaining with a relaxed atmosphere - no previous wine tasting experience is required. The best & most enjoyable way to learn about wine is comparing the tastes of different wines side-by-side.
We also always focus on food & wine matches, and explain what type of foods would go with the chosen wines, and more importantly - why! We talk about aromas, tastes, and flavours rather than technical winemaking details.
As we do not sell wine - we can show you where to buy the best wines locally and at the best prices. We work closely with local independent wine merchants to bring you the best tasting & most interesting wines they have to offer.
Our guests come by themselves, in couples, and in larger groups, everybody is welcome. It is also a great way to meet people with the same interest in tasting & learning about wine.
East London Wine School is also an Approved Programme Provider for the delivery of professional WSET Courses. We have WSET-Certified Tutors who teach the Wine Courses.
Whilst all our tutors are WSET-qualified and have extensive experience of wine, they more importantly have an infectious enthusiasm for their subject and are able to communicate this to their audience without the use of confusing (& boring!) technical facts.
East London Wine School is the trading name of Wine and Reason Ltd, which is a limited company registered in the UK. Our registered address is First Floor, 131 High Street, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8HH. (Please note, this is not the address where we run our wine tasting events. Please see VENUES for this information). Our company registration number is 10180870. We are VAT registered and our VAT number is 242 8966 74.