An Introduction to the World of Wine Tasting

An Introduction to the World of Wine Tasting

Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine in just 4 weeks!

An introductory course based in Canary Wharf, run over 4 consecutive Tuesdays evenings, the course is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary!

Unlike our other 4-week courses the cost of the wine is already included in the price of £120.00 making it a perfect gift idea for the novice wine lover in your life!

At the end of the course you will :

  • Be able to taste wine like a professional
  • Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
  • Be able to tell if a wine is faulty
  • Understand the world’s most important red and white wines
  • Have tasted 24 different wines!
  • Know how to match food with wine
  • Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops
  • Plus lots more!


Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent course, please just make sure you give us 7 working days-notice though.


Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting

This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 wines, including grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Primitivo and improving your senses with our ‘Nez du Vin’ aroma kit.

Week 2 – Red wines of the world

We’ll explore the huge variety of red wine styles to be found. From light and fruity Pinot Noir to the smooth Valpolicella Ripasso; the elegant Beaujolais Village to the ever popular Argentinian Malbec! As well as trying 6 more fantastic wines, we’ll also talk about tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.

Week 3 - White wines of the world

Why are there so many different white wines? What should I look for if I like dry, crsip white wines rather than those buttery ones? Which is better screw cap or coark? Just some of the questions we'll help you answer. ABC club - pah, we'll be looking to change that......for those wondering - Anything But Chardonnay!

Week 4 – Fizz and rose wines 

Why is Prosecco so much cheaper than Champagne? We're ready to share the secrets of how they get the bubbles in the wine and how they make rose pink. Plus some more tips on food and wine pairing.


So join us on this 4 week course in Canary Wharf and change the way you think about wine forever! You’ll try some amazing wines, meet some great new people with a shared interest and have a fantastic time along the way.


The Merchant, Canary Wharf E14 4DH


  • 2nd Oct -  Introduction to Wine Tasting
  • 9th Oct - Introduction to Red Wine
  • 16th Oct - Introduction to White Wine
  • 23rd Oct - Champagne, Prosecco, Cava and rose plus more :-)


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Course Date/Time: Tue 2nd Oct 2018 at 6.30pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: The Merchant, Canary Wharf, E14 4DH

Event Price: £120.00







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