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Wine Tasting & Wine Courses in Kent

Kent Wine School

Looking for an inspiring, fun wine tasting in Kent? You've come to the right place.

Kent Local Wine School has been running wine tastings and wine courses in central Tunbridge Wells since 2012. We'll help you experience new wines and wine styles and build your confidence with wine through tasting. You'll meet like minded people at our wine events as you discover and explore the world of wine - grapes, regions, producers, food pairing and wine tips. There's something for everyone from beginners to experts.

Kent Local Wine School is also the leading provider of WSET courses in Kent and an approved provider of Wine Scholar Guild courses and Capstone California courses. We are proud to partner with the Drinks Trust via their DEVELOP programme, to support those on a low income to join our flagship WSET courses.

Want to know where to start? Take this short quiz to test your wine level.

We offer live wine tastings and courses at our wine school base at Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells and other selected venues in Tunbridge Wells and online tastings and courses from the comfort of your home. 


Our GIFT VOUCHERS are valid for 2 years and make the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. 

Learn with a Wine Course

Broaden your wine horizons with our 8 Week flagship World of Wine course. Taste 50 deliciously different wines from around the world on our flagship course in Tunbridge Wells. 

If you want to  dive deeper into countries, regions and grapes then are 3 week courses are perfect. 

Or if you just want to spend a great day tasting wine our one day Saturdays include 12 wines and a delicious lunch..

These courses are an informal and practical course designed for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more. No previous wine experience is necessary.

Evening Tastings

Evening wine tastings help you discover moew about wine and explore grapes and wine regions from around the world in more detail. We have a wide range of wine tasting events to allow you to develop your wine knowledge further from Introductory tastings to country specific tastings to masterclasses and food and wine pairing evenings there is something for everyone.  We'll help you learn more about wine and inspire you about wine in a relaxed setting.

WSET, Wine Scholar Guild & Capstone California

WSET qualifications are a 'must-have' for anybody seriously considering a career in the wine industry.  Globally recognised, they are the bench mark in wine education, whether for the professional or enthusiastic wine lover.  Learning about wine in an intensive but fun and really engaging format, has never been so fulfilling!

WSG courses offer a more focused approach into master the wines & regions of Spain, France or Italy.  The course provides a wonderful deep-dive into the wines, food, history, and geology of these wonderful European countries!

The Capstone California Wine program offers four levels of study, from novice (no previous knowledge of Californian wine needed) to expert. 

Kent Wine School

"At Kent Local Wine School 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. It's all about trial and error through tasting. We love wine and want to share this with everyone!"

Gift Voucher

Our Gift Vouchers for fun Tastings and Courses make a perfect gift for any occasion.

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Local Wine Schools in the Press


'The best wine courses and classes in the UK'

Victoria Moore
Daily Telegraph

'Londons loveliest wine tasting classes'

Time Out
Time Out Magazine

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