London Wine Tastings - Welcome to West London Wine School
A very warm welcome to West London Wine School. We are a local, independent and award-winning wine, spirits and beer education company based in the heart of West London.
West London Wine School hosts wine tastings and courses in London for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. We are the largest independent provider of WSET courses in the United Kingdom and additionally are an approved provider of Wine Scholar Guild and BPET courses.
Our wine courses and wine tastings focus on enjoying wine and learning more in a relaxed and informal setting, with friendly people and industry-leading tutors. If you know what you like and want to find out why, our tastings and courses provide the answer. No previous wine tasting experience is necessary.
Our GIFT VOUCHERS make a wonderful gift and are available for a specific tasting experience or for a monetary amount.
West London Wine School was awarded the Riedel Trophy WSET Educator of the Year for 2018! West London Wine School was just 1 of just 7 global nominees who were short-listed for this coveted award, and we are so honoured to have been selected as its winner. West London Wine School was also included on the prestigious short-list for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Educator of the Year in 2012 and 2014 and was part of a network of schools that one this award in 2015 - click here to view our WSET courses
We were the winner of the Wine Scholar Guild's Best French Wine Programme Provider of 2017 - click here to view our French Wine Scholar courses
Headmaster & Wine School Founder Jimmy Smith was awarded the Wine Scholar Guild's Italian Wine Educator of 2018 and was named The Drinks Business Man of the Year in 2019. Our Italian Wine Scholar courses can be found here.
Listed by Timeout magazine, Decanter wine magazine & Jancis Robinson as one of the best places to learn about wine in London. 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 via Trip Advisor)
Wine Tastings and Introductory Courses
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 one of our cheese and wine matching evenings and enjoy some fantastic pairings while learning more about the best cheese and wine pairings to recreate at home. We also host Sherry & Tapas tastings as well as Charcuterie & Wine pairing evenings as well!
WSET Courses: If you're interested in taking your knowledge to the next level, you may be interested in courses from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). WSET was first established in 1969 and their qualifications are now world-renowned. West London Wine School is the largest independent WSET Approved Program Provider in the United Kingdom and proudly offers the following WSET courses:
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At West London Wine School, our WSET-approved tutors have some of the highest pass rates in the country. West London Wine School is incredibly proud to have been awarded the Riedel Global WSET Educator of the Year in 2018! We also were shortlisted for this prestigious award in 2014 and 2012 and was part of a network of schools that won this coveted award in 2015.
Fine Wine, Masterclasses & 'Meet the Winemaker' Tastings
Fine Wine Tastings: These tastings showcase exclusive and premium wines - a rare opportunity to taste some of the best wines in the world. Some tastings will include wines that are extremely rare and are only produced in very limited quantities - often referred to as 'cult' wines - ranging from £30 to over £1000 per bottle. We are also often lucky to be joined by winemakers and specialists such as Masters of Wine (MWs) who are passionate and renowned within their field. We also host numerous high-quality and interesting vertical tastings (tasting the same type of wine from different vintages) or horizontal tastings (tasting wines for different producers from one single vintage) each year.
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 also a perfect supplement to individuals planning on studying or currently studying the WSET Level 4 (Diploma) course. This programme is endorsed by the National French Wine Office and successful candidates are awarded 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 programme is an Italian wine course comprised of two units designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialisation study programme on Italian wine bar none!
Spanish Wine Scholar: The Spanish Wine Scholar™ education program is a Spanish wine course designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialisation study program on Spanish wine bar none.
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 2SG. 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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