Group Tasting & Events Rental

How does it work?

If you have a group of 10 or more people we are happy to help plan a stress free group trip for you at no cost. We find wineries that accept your group, we work with your budget, we get you the BEST prices, and we handle all reservations. Please give us 2 weeks advance notice so that we can plan your trip. That said, the more lead time we have the better we can accommodate you (especially since things book up fast).

How does the planning get started?

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you to help plan your visit. We require a credit card to hold reservations once we have an itinerary together. We also require a $100 non-refundable deposit (that will apply to the tasting fees on the day of the tasting). This safeguards us and our time in the off chance you should cancel your trip.

How do we get paid?

We have special relationships with wineries that either give us a commission if your group purchases wine or they give us discounted rates that translate into an income for us as we give you either a discounted rate or the standard retail rate depending on what they offer us.

Do you need to buy a wine pass?

For groups of 10 or more a wine pass isn’t necessary. In fact, many wineries do not honor wine passes for groups larger than 10. If you have already purchased wine passes for a group please reach out to and she can assist you with this.

About the course

Want to know more about wine but overwhelmed by the choice on offer? Intimidated by some Sommeliers? Bored drinking the same safe wines?  Choose the London Wine Academy Evening Beginners Wine Course and you will compare, contrast and discover wines from around the world; improve your tasting skills and take home practical tips for Wine and Food Matching. Join us and ignite your senses!  We look forward to welcoming you to our Beginners Wine Course; book now online or purchase a Wine Course Gift Voucher for a friend as a gift.

Beginners Evening Wine Course Content

Please note: Classes run for 2 hours per class over 4  sessions. Check the individual timings and dates below:  Not able to attend all 4 weeks, you can also book each week as a stand-alone course, see our Masterclasses and Tastings page.

SESSION 1     Sensory Introduction to Wine Tasting 
SESSION 2     White Wines around the World
SESSION 3     Red Wines around the World
SESSION 4     Sparkling Wine & Champagne

Wines are tasted “blind” or unseen so that you learn to judge the quality of a wine on merit, without any preconceptions. Six to eight wines are tasted each week in the Beginners Wine Course.

Also covered:

*  Main grapes, regions and wine styles
*  Tasting technique
*  Wine making

*  Wine and food matches
*  New wines and regions
*  Wine faults and storage