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Grow your knowledge and develop your tasting skills with our exciting range of specialist evenings and courses

Looking for a wine course to suit a seasoned sipper? Whether it's regionally-focussed in-depth 4 week coursesblind wine challenges, Fine Wine tastings or our famous Masterclass events, we have the answer!

Our online wine experiences are just the job for those who wish to develop their wine repertoire from the comfort of their own home. Our online wine courses include 2-3 bottles of wine to enjoy each week, plus recipe cards for a great cook-along experience. Whilst our online Fine Wine Encounters feature a specially made tasting pack, delivered to you, with six 50ml samples of some of the finest wines known to humanity!

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Glorious Grand Cru Gewurz!
Fri 25
Jun
- 2021 -
Glorious Grand Cru Gewurz!
A spectacular night of glorious Gewurztraminer! All sourced at site from cellar doors in Alsace, here is a chance to taste probably the finest examples of Gewurztraminer which have ever been gathered together at YWS. 
£45.00
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Laura's Ribera Cellar
Thu 22
Jul
- 2021 -
Laura's Ribera Cellar
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 2 places left!
The long anticipated and oft rearranged Laura's Ribera Cellar is finally here....!! One off chance to enjoy some of the top wines from our visits to Ribera de Duero, finishing off with a rather marvellous glass of Vega Sicila. Need we say more?!
£100.00
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Backstage Burgundy
Fri 23
Jul
- 2021 -
Backstage Burgundy
Online Tastings at Home
7:00pm
10+ places left
More online goodness to keep you well-watered and well-educated all from the comfort of your own front room. 3 weeks of beautiful Burgundy to enjoy with Laura as she shows you the lesser names which provide the region's best kept secrets...
£175.00
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Online Fine Wine Encounter Spectacular Spanish Reds
Sat 31
Jul
- 2021 -
Online Fine Wine Encounter Spectacular Spanish Reds
Online Tastings at Home
7:00pm
10+ places left

Online tastings are still here, and we have an absolute corker for you this time! Rioja vs Ribera del Duero vs Priorat. The absolute finest Northern Spanish Red line-up we could muster, delivered direct to your door in our cute tasting packs.&nb...

£65.00
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Malbec Madness
Wed 15
Sep
- 2021 -
Malbec Madness
Every April 17th we join the global celebration which is Malbec World Day; an occasion to be joyful and merry as our glasses over flow with many many wines all made from amazing Malbec! This year we have had to postpone, but it hasn't put us off!
£30.00
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Malbec Madness
Thu 16
Sep
- 2021 -
Malbec Madness
Hotel du Vin, York
7:00pm
Only 6 places left!
Every April 17th we join the global celebration which is Malbec World Day; an occasion to be joyful and merry as our glasses over flow with many many wines all made from amazing Malbec! This year we have had to postpone, but it hasn't put us off!
£30.00
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Battle of the Bao: Grape vs Grain
Mon 20
Sep
- 2021 -
Battle of the Bao: Grape vs Grain
North Brewing Co City Tap
7:00pm
10+ places left
Let Battle Commence! A three way collaborative tasting featuring North Brewing Co, YWS and Little Bao Boy. You'll enjoy 3 bao buns paired with both a beer and a wine, but which pairing is the best? You decide! The tastiest battle in town...
£30.00
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Chablis Grand Cru Masterclass
Tue 28
Sep
- 2021 -
Chablis Grand Cru Masterclass
The Grandest of Grand Cru lineups we could muster! Come and luxuriate in our line up of top Chablis from GC sites. This is truly a glimpse of the finest wines we have in our Chablis stash, including the fabled Moutonne Monopole climat...
£67.50
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 NEW Spanish Wine Scholar Guild
Starts
Sat 02
Oct
- 2021 -
NEW Spanish Wine Scholar Guild
Radisson Blu, Leeds
10:30am
10+ places left
Spanish Wine Scholar is the ultimate course for those in the wine trade and anyone with a passion for Spain. It is a deep dive in to the world of culture, history, regions and wines of Spain alongside the finest tasting lineup we could muster!
£645.00
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 YWS Greatest Hits 4 wk Course (Happy 10th Birthday To Us)
Starts
Tue 05
Oct
- 2021 -
YWS Greatest Hits 4 wk Course (Happy 10th Birthday To Us)

A warm welcome back to all Wine Schoolers after our unplanned hiatus into the online world whilst the pandemic raged! Fortunately we have been let loose in a return to our natural in-person incarnation just in time to celebrate a whole decade of YWS&...

£110.00
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Battle of the Bao: Grape vs Grain
Mon 18
Oct
- 2021 -
Battle of the Bao: Grape vs Grain
North Brewing Co City Tap
7:00pm
10+ places left
Let Battle Commence! A three way collaborative tasting featuring North Brewing Co, YWS and Little Bao Boy. You'll enjoy 3 bao buns paired with both a beer and a wine, but which pairing is the best? You decide! The tastiest battle in town...
£30.00
Gift options available
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World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Wed 20
Oct
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
We kick off our World of Wine series with a look under the skin at some of France's most illustrious and prestigeous regions. We'll cover common wine labelling terms, basic geography, key grape varieties and what makes some wines so expensive?
£27.50
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World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Thu 21
Oct
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 5 places left!
We kick off our World of Wine series with a look under the skin at some of France's most illustrious and prestigeous regions. We'll cover common wine labelling terms, basic geography, key grape varieties and what makes some wines so expensive?
£27.50
Gift options available
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World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Wed 27
Oct
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 6 places left!
Next up on our World of Wine series we head down under to get to grips with wine down the Antipodean way... we've all heard about (and tried) Sauvignon Blanc from NZ and Shiraz and Chardonnay from Oz. But where are the hidden gems best found?
£27.50
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World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Thu 28
Oct
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 4 places left!
Next up on our World of Wine series we head down under to get to grips with wine down the Antipodean way... we've all heard about (and tried) Sauvignon Blanc from NZ and Shiraz and Chardonnay from Oz. But where are the hidden gems best found?
£27.50
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 Discover Italy 4 wk Course
Starts
Tue 02
Nov
- 2021 -
Discover Italy 4 wk Course
Hotel du Vin, York
7:00pm
10+ places left
Italy! Land of pasta, pizza and Prosecco! But, my word, there is so much more to the gastronomic and vinous pleasures of this land. Come and join us as we journey around Italy, discovering a plethora of incredible grape varieties and wines as we go
£110.00
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World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Wed 03
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 5 places left!
Part 3 of our global wine journey sees a return to France, but now we head to the North to learn about the stunning whites of the Loire and Burgundy. Elegant, racy wines with an abundance of mineral notes; like Spring in a glass, whatever the season!
£30.00
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World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Thu 04
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
Part 3 of our global wine journey sees a return to France, but now we head to the North to learn about the stunning whites of the Loire and Burgundy. Elegant, racy wines with an abundance of mineral notes; like Spring in a glass, whatever the season!
£30.00
Gift options available
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 NEW French Wine Scholar
Starts
Sun 07
Nov
- 2021 -
NEW French Wine Scholar
Radisson Blu, Leeds
10:30am
10+ places left
French Wine Scholar is the ideal course for members of the wine trade and avid enthusiasts of French wine. It is a deep dive in to the regions, culture, wines, history and cuisine of France alongside one of the most exciting tasting lineups we offer
£675.00
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World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Wed 10
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 6 places left!
Time to hit up some South American sunshine as we journey to the land of Malbec, Carmenere and Torrontes! With the dramatic Andes as our backdrop we'll enjoy settle in to an evening of tasting wines big and bold with fruit and spice- delicious!
£27.50
Gift options available
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World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Thu 11
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
10+ places left
Time to hit up some South American sunshine as we journey to the land of Malbec, Carmenere and Torrontes! With the dramatic Andes as our backdrop we'll enjoy settle in to an evening of tasting wines big and bold with fruit and spice- delicious!
£27.50
Gift options available
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World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Wed 17
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!

Our roving World of Wine series continues with a broad brush stroke across the southern end of Europe. Wines from Italy, Spain and increasingly Portugal, are consistently voted favourites by our Wine Schoolers. Value for ££ and food frien...

£30.00
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World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Thu 18
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!

Our roving World of Wine series continues with a broad brush stroke across the southern end of Europe. Wines from Italy, Spain and increasingly Portugal, are consistently voted favourites by our Wine Schoolers. Value for ££ and food frien...

£30.00
Gift options available
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World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Wed 24
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
A night of New World wonders! Both countries are plagued by reputations forged on big brands, selling uninspiring wines, on deep supermarket discounts. But not with us! We're showcasing the area's most unique and authentic wines for you to enjoy!
£27.50
Gift options available
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World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Thu 25
Nov
- 2021 -
World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
A night of New World wonders! Both countries are plagued by reputations forged on big brands, selling uninspiring wines, on deep supermarket discounts. But not with us! We're showcasing the area's most unique and authentic wines for you to enjoy!
£27.50
Gift options available
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Fine Port and Cheese Pairing Evening
Wed 15
Dec
- 2021 -
Fine Port and Cheese Pairing Evening
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
10+ places left
Our annual Port extravaganza is back! A chance to revel in comparing everything from basic Ruby all the way up to a beautiful 35yo Vintage Port. Each wine comes matched with its perfect cheese companion for added deliciousness and indulgence!
£50.00
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World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Wed 02
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
We kick off our World of Wine series with a look under the skin at some of France's most illustrious and prestigeous regions. We'll cover common wine labelling terms, basic geography, key grape varieties and what makes some wines so expensive?
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Thu 03
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Bordeaux, Languedoc, and Rhone Valley
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
10+ places left
We kick off our World of Wine series with a look under the skin at some of France's most illustrious and prestigeous regions. We'll cover common wine labelling terms, basic geography, key grape varieties and what makes some wines so expensive?
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Wed 09
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
Next up on our World of Wine series we head down under to get to grips with wine down the Antipodean way... we've all heard about (and tried) Sauvignon Blanc from NZ and Shiraz and Chardonnay from Oz. But where are the hidden gems best found?
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Thu 10
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Australia and New Zealand
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
10+ places left
Next up on our World of Wine series we head down under to get to grips with wine down the Antipodean way... we've all heard about (and tried) Sauvignon Blanc from NZ and Shiraz and Chardonnay from Oz. But where are the hidden gems best found?
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Wed 16
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!
Part 3 of our global wine journey sees a return to France, but now we head to the North to learn about the stunning whites of the Loire and Burgundy. Elegant, racy wines with an abundance of mineral notes; like Spring in a glass, whatever the season!
£30.00
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Thu 17
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Loire and Burgundy
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
10+ places left
Part 3 of our global wine journey sees a return to France, but now we head to the North to learn about the stunning whites of the Loire and Burgundy. Elegant, racy wines with an abundance of mineral notes; like Spring in a glass, whatever the season!
£30.00
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Wed 23
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
10+ places left
Time to hit up some South American sunshine as we journey to the land of Malbec, Carmenere and Torrontes! With the dramatic Andes as our backdrop we'll enjoy settle in to an evening of tasting wines big and bold with fruit and spice- delicious!
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Thu 24
Feb
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Chile and Argentina
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
10+ places left
Time to hit up some South American sunshine as we journey to the land of Malbec, Carmenere and Torrontes! With the dramatic Andes as our backdrop we'll enjoy settle in to an evening of tasting wines big and bold with fruit and spice- delicious!
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Wed 02
Mar
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!

Our roving World of Wine series continues with a broad brush stroke across the southern end of Europe. Wines from Italy, Spain and increasingly Portugal, are consistently voted favourites by our Wine Schoolers. Value for ££ and food frien...

£30.00
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Thu 03
Mar
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: Italy, Spain & Portugal
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
Only 8 places left!

Our roving World of Wine series continues with a broad brush stroke across the southern end of Europe. Wines from Italy, Spain and increasingly Portugal, are consistently voted favourites by our Wine Schoolers. Value for ££ and food frien...

£30.00
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Wed 09
Mar
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Novotel, Sheffield
7:00pm
10+ places left
A night of New World wonders! Both countries are plagued by reputations forged on big brands, selling uninspiring wines, on deep supermarket discounts. But not with us! We're showcasing the area's most unique and authentic wines for you to enjoy!
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Thu 10
Mar
- 2022 -
World of Wine Series: South Africa and North America
Radisson Blu, Leeds
7:00pm
10+ places left
A night of New World wonders! Both countries are plagued by reputations forged on big brands, selling uninspiring wines, on deep supermarket discounts. But not with us! We're showcasing the area's most unique and authentic wines for you to enjoy!
£27.50
Gift options available
More Info
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