Planet of the Grapes £25+

Welcome to the Planet of The Grapes: Many wine tastings, Including some of our own here at the wine school, divide wines up by the country or region in which they were made: Think about how wines are laid out in the supermarkets (France/Italy/Chile/Australia) etc...

But many people make sense of wines through Grape Variety, not the country in which the grapes are grown! If you've ever said 'I like Sauvignon Blanc' or 'I don't like Chardonnay', or have ever heard someone say 'I really enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon' and wondered what they meant, then these tastings are for you.

Each evening, with a different theme, will give you a chance to taste different wines, made by the same grape variety, from all over the world! As you taste your way through key varieties like Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, etc, you will gain a better understanding of how much of the flavour of a wine is determined by where it's grown and how much is influenced by the grape variety which made it.

This is a great way to learn more about your favourite types of wine, find out where in the world your favourites come from and perhaps discover a few new ones!

Throughout the year, on each tasting, we will have two varieties that we will focus on, and will compare classical examples to other styles from other areas around the world as we discuss what makes them different, where the best examples come from, what foods they go with, and most importanly, what price we should be paying for them and where to get them from.


Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent World Course, or obtain a refund voucher valid for any of our GWS courses and tastings. You just need to provide 7 days notice.

All our courses can be purchased as a Gift Voucher - just send and email to when you have booked your voucher, asking us to send it as a Gift Voucher, and we will pop one into the post 1st class for you at no extra charge.







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