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Wine Tasting Essex & Wine Courses Essex at Essex Wine School

Welcome to Essex Wine School. We have three main aims; to taste great wine, to help guests understand what wines they like and why and to have fun along the way. We offer a range of wine tasting events, from introductory evenings through to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award. All are delivered in a relaxed manner designed for you to enjoy wine just that little drop more. Our events are always fun and friendly, where you will taste excellent wine.


Thank you so much for bearing with us during this difficult time. As the lockdown gradually eases we are busy preparing to start our face to face tastings again.  

As well as tastings featuring wines from New Zealand, Italy, the Rhone - plus many more, we will running our ever popular Cheese and Wine, Gin and Whisky tastings. There is lots to get excited about and to give you the chance to get out again. You can see all of our up coming events here.  
We will ensure we’re following all of the most up to date guidelines and putting the health and safety of all our guests and staff first.  


 We are continuing to run the WSET courses online. There will be a WSET Award in wine Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Wine as well as Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Spirits. All of these courses now include remote invigilation so that you can sit the exam online as well. No problem with social distancing! There are a couple of options as to how you can study for the various courses so drop me an email or give me a ring on 01371 267260 and I can go through it all with you. You can see all of our online WSET courses HERE

 Take a look at all of our events here.

Wine Tasting Gift Vouchers make the ideal presents - Buy an open gift voucher and your recipient can choose any date! 

Our Gift Vouchers last for two years and any left over value can be carried over to another tasting.

You can book online by clicking the links OR you are welcome to give Neil a call on 01371 267260 and he can take the booking over the 'phone.

You may understandably be concerned about your booking for an Essex wine school event. You can now book with confidence as we now offer you the flexibility to change your plans easily and without financial impact to you. Free rebooking with no amendment fees.Free cancellation and a credit equivalent to your original ticket price will be issued and can be used as payment on future events.

  • The credit is a personal credit and cannot be transferred to others.
  • For existing bookings; As long as we are given a mininmum of 7 days notice the following conditions apply -
  • Free rebooking with no amendment fees
  • Free cancellation and a credit equivalent to your original ticket price will be issued and can be used as payment on future events.

 Here are some of our FIVE STAR Google reviews - Click on the logo for more

 'Neil is a great host and tutor and the sessions are always a good mix of fun and education. Thoroughly recommend any of the tastings and the WSET courses'

 'Brilliant and informative evening. Nice wine, great company, I highly recommend spending an evening with Neil learning about wine' 




== We are proud winners of the TripAdvisor Certficate of Excellence 'for consistently great reviews'   

Here's what people have been saying about us on Tripadvisor ===

This was our first visit to a wine tasting with a difference. Neil presented the evening with a synopsis of the company then proceeded with the tasting. It was extremely interesting, with the added enjoyment of cheeses and Charcuterie. He presents well with an obvious love of what he does. Simple language and no pretence. Loved it, so much so, we have booked a champagne tasting with lunch.

  Read our latest Trip Advisor reviews for wine tastings in Essex

The right wine tasting for you.... Our wine tastings in Essex are for all levels of experience and focus on enjoying wine and learning in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.     

Fancy a professional wine qualification? We also run Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses across Essex. WSET is the internationally recognised awarding body for the wine trade, however  anyone with an interest in wine tasting can  use these qualifications to expand their knowledge in a more formal way.  

      Level 1 Award in Wines

      Level 2 Award in Wines

      Level 3 Award in Wines


- Perhaps you are looking for someone else?  Our wine courses and wine tastings are suitable for everyone. They make a unique wine gift and wine present. We run many wine courses from one evening wine tastings to 8 week wine courses as well as our popular Saturday coursesTake a look at our Gift Vouchers, which come in a variety of values.

We also run fabulous courses at other locations across the UK -click here to learn more...




Need Help?

Not sure which course to select?  Feel free to call Neil on 01371 267260 he will be delighted to guide you through the courses and help you make the right selection.

Or send us a note via the Contact Us page.


Other Wine Schools

We are proud to be part of the Local Wine School network - the only UK-wide network of independent wine schools. All our centres offer fun wine tastings and courses to suit everyone from absolute beginner to the serious enthusiast. 

All our tastings can also be purchased as great gifts that can be redeemed at any of our wine schools across the UK. All our Gift Vouchers have FREE DELIVERY and are VALID for 2 YEARS. Check out our National website for further details -  

All our Wine Schools are specialists in Wine Education with a wide selection of  Wine Tasting Courses







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