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Wine Tasting & Wine Courses in Notts Derby

Notts Derby Local Wine School

A very warm welcome to Notts Derby Local Wine School! We are a local, independent wine education company based in Nottingham and Derby and specialise in hosting wine courses and tastings in Nottingham and Derby city centres. Our events are open to everyone - no previous wine tasting experience is necessary. We are also part of the UKs leading provider of professional WSET courses. 

Our events are run by friendly wine tutors and are relaxed and informal with an emphasis upon learning by tasting. Whether you are new to wine and want to learn more, want to explore different countries or grape varieties, or simply want to enjoy good company and good times, we have a tasting for you.

The wine school is owned by the effervescent Debbie Ault who has a great fun and enthusiastic style of communicating her love for all things alcoholic! With her fun style and team of tutors you're in for a good time!

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Nottingham Wine Festival 2024

Saturday 17th February 2024

St Marys Church in the Lace Market, Nottingham.

As in previous years it will be a walk around tasting from 3pm to 6pm with lots of our local retailers, and some from further afield, showing off their amazing wines.

The ticket price includes:-

  • Entrance to the festival
  • Festival brochure so you know what wines are available to taste.
  • Nottingham wine festival pen so you can write notes in the brochure of the wines you like.
  • Nottingham wine festival tote bag, to help carry all your purchases
  • All your wine tasters from our retailers, with over 100 wines to try on the day

We've a great line up of wine merchants, gin distillers and local food retailers PLUS you will be able to buy wine to take away on the day as well as placing orders with them.

Confirmed so far:-

  • Weavers Wines
    Gauntley Fine Wine
    Laithwaites Wine - West Bridgford
    Ruta 40
    Majestic Wines
  • InkNotts
    Hanwell Wines
    Solaris Wines
    English Wine Project
    Mr and Mrs Fine Wine
    Redsmiths Gin
    San Martino Wines
  • Studio Chocolate

Ticket will be on sale



Are you a food and wine lover who wants to learn more? Are you fond of fizz? Are you looking to try something different? Our fantastic cheese and wine matching sessions, sparkling tastings and the wonderful 8 week world of wine course make an indulgent treat for yourself or a great gift for the wine lover in your life. Plus if you like a nip of the hard stuff there's something for you too.


We offer a range of masterclasses and specialtasting events that focus on indovidual regions or grape varieites.

Plus we deliver the internationally recognised and highly regarded WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualifications in wine in Nottingham. Ideal for a professional or enthusiast who is looking to learn in a more formal and systematic way. Classroom and online options available.

Notts Derby Wine School

What to expect at NottsDerby Wine School

Our team here are a fun, wine, beer and spirits loving crew who enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion with others.

Our events are informal, relaxed and a great experience that we hope will have you coming back for more.

We are not stuffy and hoity-toity about wine as we believe wine is for everyone, and if you're not a fan of certain wines we'll be sure to find you something that suits you.

Plus we are very active on social media so keep up to date with our shenanigans by following us on Instagram or Facebook

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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

We're part of the Local Wine School Network

The world's fastest-growing network of independent wine schools, teaching fun, accessible wine courses at all levels – ‘wine tasting for everyone’. We also offer professional courses and qualifications for those wishing to start or develop their wine careers.

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