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8 Week World of Wine course

8 Week World of Wine course

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Our 8 Week World of Wine Course is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine and runs one evening per week. It's flexible as you can pick up any missed sessions on the next 8 week course!

No previous wine experience required – the emphasis is on learning by tasting different wines.

Great value - get One Night Free

  • pay £210 course fee 
  • this SAVES £30 compared to individual session prices (one night free)

Recent review: "I did the 8 week World Wine Tasting and wow i learnt a lot, and tasted a lot of great wines from all over the world. This course is informative but does not overload you with too much information, which is great if you want to get a good basic understanding! A relaxed atmosphere and a really nice way to spend an evening, learning and trying wines. A great experience and great price. I highly recommend!" Emily
(Read full Tripadvisor review here).


No problem - Pick up the missed session on the next World of Wine Course. We run three courses a year.


By the end of the 8 evenings:

  • You will have gained a good understanding of the world's major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce
  • You will have been taught to assess and taste wine like a true professional, and be able to identify any faults found in wine (e.g. a corked wine)
  • During the 8 evenings we will have tasted wines from most of the worlds major wine regions (tasting around 50 wines)
  • Food & wine matching will also have given you a lot of confidence to try new wine pairings with your favourite foods
  • You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary


  • Taste over 50 delicious wines in 8 weeks
  • Retail prices of wines tasted will generally be between £6 and £20
  • Discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
  • Wine and food matching advice
  • Common wine faults - how to spot them
  • Storing and serving wine advice
  • Taste the world’s major red grape varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Grenache and others
  • Taste the world’s major white grape varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc and others
  • Professional ISO tasting glasses, tasting notes and course notes are all provided


  • Week 1 - France: the major regions + tasting skills, aromas, grape varieties
  • Week 2 - Italy: the major wines + how wine is made
  • Week 3 - Spain & Portugal + the importance of climate and weather
  • Week 4 - Germany, Autria, UK + principles of wine and food pairing
  • Week 5 - Australia & New Zealand + understanding wine labels
  • Week 6 - Chile & Argentina + common wine faults
  • Week 7 - USA & South Africa + serving and storing wine
  • Week 8 - Sparkling & Sweet wines + end of course drink

Tastings start at 7pm and run for approx 2 hours, finishing by 9pm. Each week we will examine how different grape varieties, different climates and local wine-making techniques impact on the aromas and flavours of the wine. Through practice and our guidance you will learn how to identify the wine's characteristics - we show you how to taste and appraise wine like a professional.

How to get there

Hotel du Vin Brighton
2 Ship Street

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