All the dates you see on our website are now live and available to book.

Essex in tier 2

As you are no doubt aware Essex is now in tier two of the government's Covid alert levels. As we are classified as Adult Education and, as our saftey procedures go above and beyond what is recommended, we are still allowed to operate, albeit on a much reduced capacity. 

What about the 'Rule of 6'?

The government's rule means you can attend our events as a single person, a couple or a small group of 3-6 people but you cannot now attend as a party of more than 6. The rule doesn't mean you can't come into a venue if it already has more than 6 people inside and the government have since clarified this. Most people book our events as singles or couples anyway, but if you are coming with friends you would like to socialise with there is now an upper limit of 6.

At all of our venues staff there have been implementing all relevant safety guidelines. We will be using their most airy and spacious meeting rooms to ensure space and safety for everyone.

We will be doing some things differently:

  • class sizes will be smaller to maximise space around participants
  • tasting glasses and wine notes will be laid by staff in advance of the tasting
  • tasting samples will be poured and brought to your table by the course tutor while wearing mask and gloves
  • hand sanitiser or sanitary wipes will be available
  • you will be required to wear masks upon entering the venue, but may remove them once seated
  • we will not be providing spitoons

As a small business we are extremely grateful for your continued support. We hope that now the thought of coming to a delicious wine tasting event will bring some joy and relief to you and your friends.

You can still join us online from your home!

We continue to run our popular ONLINE wine tastings- fun, informative and sociable (click to find out more).

We also have ONLINE WSET courses - gain a qualification in wine studying at home.

How can I re-book for an Essex Wine School event that was postponed?
Whenever you are ready, simply choose from available dates and then email us to request that we add you to the attendance list for that event.

My gift voucher is about to run out?
Our events were postponed from mid-March to August. If you did not get enough opportunity to use a voucher during this time, simply email us when you have chosen a date and we will either re-activate your voucher or extend its validity.

Gift Vouchers are still a great idea!

Our Gift Vouchers carry the longest period of validity in the gift experience industry - they are valid for two years to allow your recipient plenty of time to choose a convenient date.  

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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