London Wine Tastings - Welcome to West London Wine School
A very warm welcome to West London Wine School - an independent wine education company. We run wine tastings in London and wine courses in London for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. No previous wine tasting experience is necessary. Wine tasting in London for everyone, in the heart of West London - Fulham and Kensington.
We were nominated as the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Educator of the Year for 2012 and 2014 and joint-winner in 2015 - click here to view our WSET courses
We were the winner of the Best French Wine Educator of 2017 - click here to view our FWS courses
Listed by Timeout magazine, Decanter wine magazine & Jancis Robinson as one of the best places to learn about wine in London and is approved by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) to offer its Level 1 to 3 Awards in Wines and Spirits. In July 2010 we were accredited as an official Bordeaux Wine Educator from the Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux, and in 2015 accredited by the French Wine Society. Click here to download a review from JancisRobinson.com.
Read our latest Trip Advisor reviews for wine tastings in London
"WLWS is simply the most fun, non-stuffy and laid-back way of learning about wine! They teach with so much passion and energy that you just want to keep coming back for more! By now I've done the 8-week introduction course, a 4 week regional course, a wine trip and many many one-night tastings but have already signed up for the next one!" (Barbara, 28/05/13 via Trip Advisor)
The wine courses and wine tastings focus on enjoying wine and learning more in a relaxed and informal setting, with friendly people. We help people enjoy wine that little drop more. If you know what you like and want to find out why, our courses provide the answer.
And as we are not affiliated to any wine merchants or retailers we offer unbiased and independent advice on your wine needs. The wine course for everyone! All our tastings & courses are also available as Gift Vouchers.
Our national network of friendly Wine Schools offer wine courses & tastings at other locations across the UK - click here to learn more...
From Beginner to Fine Wine to Professional Courses, we have the perfect tasting for you...
These tastings showcase exclusive and premium quality winess – a rare opportunity to taste some of the best wines in the world. Some bottles are extremely rare and only produced in very limited quantities often referred to as ‘Cult’ wines, ranging from £30 to over £1000 per bottle.
Our Fine Wine Premium tastings start at £30 typically with a minimum 6 wines on show served with hand-selected cheeses and charcuterie dishes to accompany the wines. We are often lucky to be joined by winemakers and specialists such as MWs (Masters of Wine) who are passionate within their chosen field and we often run high-quality and extremely interesting vertical tastings (tasting the same type of wine from 6 different vintages) or horizontal tastings (tasting 6 different producers from one single vintage).
Get qualified in wine! Learn about wine in more detail and finish with an industry recognised qualification. We host numerous WSET Level 1, 2 & 3 Award in Wine courses throughout the year. Additionally, we offer different formats of the course to suit all schedules. If you need any help deciding on the right course for you then please do not hesitate in getting in touch, as we are happy to assist.
Wine Scholar Guild Courses
French Wine Scholar: The French Wine Scholar (FWS) study and certification program is geared for members of the wine trade and avid French wine enthusiasts. It is endorsed by the National French Wine Office and successful candidates are conferred the French Wine Scholar title (FWS) and encouraged to use the FWS post-nominal as part of their professional signatures. They will also receive the French Wine Scholar certificate and lapel pin.
Italian Wine Scholar: The Italian Wine Scholar™ education program is an Italian wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization study program on Italian wine bar none!
For the Enthusiastic Beginner
Want to learn more about wine in a friendly and relaxed environment? We have the perfect tastings and courses for you:
Single Evening World of Wine Tastings: Our single evening tastings, at just 2 hours, provide you with the opportunity to explore a different region and/or country and the wines its known for. We host several of these tastings each week, with wine selection every week, including regions and countries such as Champagne, Bordeaux, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and many more. Come join us for an evening of delicious wines amongst like-minded others while you learn about the wines you are tasting.
Saturday Introduction to Wine: A single day workshop that covers the basics of wine tasting, including a welcome glass of Champagne, two course lunch and a great selection of wine to be tasted throughout the day.
8-Week World of Wine Course: Taste your way around the globe by signing up to our 8-Week World of Wine course! Over eight evenings, our course tutor will teach you about wine varieties from regions all over the world, how they are produced, and what to look out for when tasting. It’s an absolute must for any wine fan. It is designed specifically for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. You do not need any previous experience, and the emphasis is on learning by tasting different varieties of wine. It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine.
4-Week Regional Wine Courses: These 4 week courses allow us to get more up close and personal with the wines we taste and regions we visit. We may compare 2 different regions (e.g. France versus New World) so we can appreciate, compare and contrast different styles of wine. Or we may have a in depth look at different wine styles, that allows us to taste and contrast these styles from around the world.
These courses are suitable for all levels of wine knowledge, even the absolute beginner. Always friendly and informal, and a great way of meeting like minded wine lovers.
Single Evening Introduction to Wine Tasting: On this evening, we will cover how to taste wine like a professional and look at all the major wine regions in a light-hearted and interesting way. There will also be sections on wine making, and pairing wines with food.
Love Cheese? Love wine? Why not come along to our cheese and wine matching evening and learn more about the best cheese and wine pairings to enjoy at home. We will be exploring a range of delicious cheeses and matching them with some classic wines from around the globe. We will also talk about food and wine matching more generally, and you'll pick up some really good tips to take away and practice at home. Or how about an evening of Sherry & Tapas? We got you covered!
Forthcoming 2018 WSET Courses
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (Single Saturday) :: Sat 11th August 2018 - £165
WSET Level 2 Award - Saturdays (over three consecutive Saturdays) :: starting Saturday 4th August 2018 - £385
WSET Level 3 Award - Saturdays (one Saturday per month for six Saturdays) :: starting Saturday 28th July 2018 - £675
Our network trained 12 WSET scholarship nominees in 2014-2016, selected from top 30 of 3000 UK wide WSET Level 3 graduates.
Venue, Times & Accessibility
Our wine tastings and wine courses are run in the wonderful tasting rooms, 'The Wine Cellars' at the Big Yellow Storage Company in Fulham, London. Evening courses start at 7pm and usually last for 2 hours. Day courses usually start at 11am and last for 5 hours.
Full address; The Wine Cellars at Big Yellow Storage, 71 Townmead Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2ST. We are situated next to Sainsburys & the Chelsea Harbour Club.
Don't know which course to select? Please call the main number on 020 8144 2444 and we will be delighted to guide you through all our courses and help you make the right selection.
Or send us a note via the Contact Us page, with your query. We will be happy to help.
Our wine courses and wine tastings in Fulham are suitable for everyone. They make a unique wine gift and wine present. We run many wine courses from one evening wine tastings to 8 week wine courses and from whisky to beer tastings.
WINE TASTING FOR EVERYONE IN LONDON!
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We are proud to be part of the Local Wine School network - the only UK-wide network of independent wine schools. All our centres offer fun wine tastings and courses to suit everyone from absolute beginner to the serious enthusiast.
All our tastings can also be purchased as great gifts that can be redeemed at any of our wine schools across the UK. All our Gift Vouchers have FREE DELIVERY and are VALID for 2 YEARS. Check out our National website for further details - www.localwineschool.com
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