Hello everyone,

We hope you are all continuing to stay well and safe in these current times.

Recently the government issued guidelines about getting ‘people back to work’ however gatherings are still not allowed. The guidelines have also stipulated that social distancing must remain.


Given these stipulations around social distancing we are unable to open the school in June like we hoped to. However, given that lockdown restrictions seem to be easing we are hopeful that we may be able to offer some courses again, in smaller numbers, with strict social distancing and hygiene measures from September.


As always, we just need to make sure we’re following the guidelines and putting the health and safety of all our students and staff first.


Once the government issues the next set of guidelines, we will contact you again. All students registered for courses in June have already been contacted. As soon as the guidelines become clear we will contact all students class by class with your options. We respectfully ask you all to bear with us until we have clearer guidance. Once we can revisit our schedules, we will give you a minimum of two weeks’ notice for rescheduled courses.

As soon as the government confirms the date that we will reopen the school we will contact you with revised start dates for your tasting.

In the meantime, we are starting to offer many of our tastings online and we will invite you to join those instead if you wish. You will be contacted when we put these live and we’ll give you more information – but it’s entirely up to you whether you switch or stay with the classroom. Check out all of our Online tastings HERE and all of our online WSET courses HERE

Our Policy

To confirm our policy, you will all be offered:

  • Free rebooking with no amendment fees; or
  • Free cancellation and a credit equivalent to your original ticket price to be used as payment for future events; or
  • To switch to an online course if you prefer.

Contacting Us

If you have a tasting or course booked after September 1, we kindly ask you not to contact us about your class, it is highly likely it will go ahead and we will message you much nearer the time!

You will all be contacted in due course and we ask for your patience once again.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding, we hope to be back up with you at the physical school asap! In the meantime, do check out our online fun!

We miss you and we look forward to seeing you all in person soon,

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information at or call us on 01371 267260

On behalf of Essex Wine School thank you for your understanding and support, wash your hands, stay safe and see you soon.

regards Neil, Tim, Neil and Dave.







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