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Tasting wine can seem like a daunting task if you don’t feel confident with the process. However, you don’t need an encyclopedic knowledge of wine to participate in and enjoy a tasting. By learning a few basic techniques, you will feel right at home when tasting wine.

Our Wine Development Manager, Matthieu Longuere MS, created this video in order to demystify wine-tasting with his no-nonsense approach. By following these simple guidelines, you’ll feel confident tasting wines whether it’s in a restaurant or at a wine tasting.

Remember, the most important thing when attending a wine tasting is for you to enjoy it, so don’t overthink what you are doing. No one is testing you!

Of course, if you are keen to learn more about the world of wine, we have a range of wine courses from masterclasses to diplomas. We are proud to offer some of the most innovative and professional spirit and wine courses in the country. Our specialist range of courses combine the theory of wine knowledge with practical learning.


If you'd like to learn more about wines and wine tasting, take a look at our wines and spirits courses page to see all the beverage programmes we have available in London.

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