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6 Week World of Wine

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Course Description

The 6-week World Course is structured as a practical introduction to the world of wine. 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. You will soon learn which wines you like and where to buy them.

  • 36 wines will be tasted over the 6 evenings
  • Retail prices of wines tasted will be from £6 to over £30
  • Discover where to obtain today's best value-for-money wines.
  • Wine & Food Matching advice
  • Common wine faults - how to spot them
  • Storing and serving wine advice
  • How to choose better wine in shops and restaurants
  • Taste some of the world's major Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, & many others


  • 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, & taste wine like a true professional, and be able to identify any faults found in wine (e.g. a corked wine).
  • During the 6 evenings, we will have tasted wines from most of the world's major wine regions (Tasting 36 wines)
  • Food & wine matching will also give 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 & met some new friends.


Not a problem. As long as you let us know 5-days before the session date, we can transfer you onto a subsequent 6 Week Course session, or provide you with a voucher valid for any of our Thames Valley Wine School courses and tastings.

If at the last minute you can't make it to the session you are more than welcome to send a substitute. The course has been designed to allow for sessions to be completed in any order, so you will not be at a disadvantage if you need to make up an evening at a later date.

Exclusive saving of £25 in comparison to booking each event separately! 


Wed 18
- 2024 -
World of Wine: Fantastic France!
Reading Biscuit Factory

Everything you have always wanted to know about French wines! At this tasting, we will decode French wines for you and give you the keys to understanding where they use the most common grape varieties.

Wed 16
- 2024 -
World of Wine: Discover Italy!
Reading Biscuit Factory

Welcome to the wonderful World of Wine looking at Italy!

Italy is a nation that loves its food and accompanies it with many exciting wines, during this evening we will do some food and wine matching and aim to crack the wine pairing code!

Wed 13
- 2024 -
World of Wine: Explore Spain and Portugal!
Reading Biscuit Factory

It's time to take a closer look at Iberian wine-making! There are so many changes going on in Spain and Portugal, these two countries have increasingly grabbed attention in the wine world.

Wed 15
- 2025 -
World of Wine: Explore Australia and New Zealand!
Reading Biscuit Factory

People think of Australian wine as reliable, fruit-driven wines. Whilst that is true the world of Australian wine is far more complex.

New Zealand is fast becoming the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc, but there is much more to these two islands.

Wed 12
- 2025 -
World of Wine: South Africa and the USA.
Reading Biscuit Factory

South Africa has a long and distinguished history of wine production going back over 400 years - it is an old 'New World' wine country! Join us as we explore the USA. Most people only think of California when it comes to American wine but every Stat...

Wed 12
- 2025 -
World of Wine: Discover South America!
Reading Biscuit Factory

A warm welcome to our South America evening! Whilst there are many similarities between the modern success stories of Chilean and Argentinian wine, these countries have very different approaches.

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Reading Biscuit Factory
1 Queens Walk,

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