Evening Tastings from £25

Our One Evening Wine Tastings provide the opportunity to try a tasting with no previous experience. It's also a great way to meet people who share your enjoyment of wine. The types of evenings available is varied and always changing, from Introductory Courses to Fine Wine Events - with plenty to choose from there is always something new to try. 

At the Hampshire Wine School, we teach - not only about wine - but also about sparkling wine, champagne, port, beer, whisky, gin and cocktails! We also specialise in food & wine pairing tastings, where you can learn to match all types of food with their perfect wine!

Your tutor, Cecile Bergart, is a published Champagne and Wine Educator, a guest champagne expert for Champagne World Magazine, for Channel 4 'Superscrimpers', a regular guest speaker on BBC Radio Solent, as well as being an approved staff educator for Marks and Spencer. She used to train the food & beverage staff at both Claridge's and The Dorchester, and is now a judge at the International 'Glass of Bubbly' Competition. Trust us when we say that you will be in good hands! "I was incredibly impressed by how much I learned, but also how enjoyable and interesting you made the whole experience. My family and I often still mention you when we’re sharing a bottle of wine over dinner and we start sentences with “Cecile told us…” so firstly thank you for such a wonderful day and providing knowledge that has stuck with us and improved our understanding and appreciation of wine." (Wendy B)

WHERE?

  • In Winchester city centre, at the Green Man Pub, SO23 9EH or at the Mercure Wessex Hotel, SO23 9LQ.
  • In Southampton city centre, at the White Star Tavern, SO14 3DJ or at the Mercure Dolphin Hotel, SO14 2HN.
  • In Poole city centre, off the Quay, at The Guildhall Tavern, BH15 1NB or at the Hotel du Vin, BH15 1JN.

By the end of the evening you will have learnt:

  • How to taste wine like a professional
  • How to identify aromas and flavours in wine
  • About the influence of climate and weather on wine
  • How different components such as acidity and alcohol form the building blocks of wine
  • What influence oak and other wine-making techniques have on the wine in your glass
  • About the principles of food and wine matching
  • How to choose wine with confidence: we discuss how to interpret wine labels

These evenings make original and interesting gifts! You can purchase a place on any course as a Gift Voucher or you can buy an open Gift Voucher and let them choose an event at their leisure - our Vouchers have a TWO-YEAR expiry date!

The price for all the one evening wine tastings includes a minimum of six wines, tasting notes on the selected wines, a tutored tasting and course materials and a PowerPoint presentation. Professional ISO tasting glasses are also provided.

Prices quoted are per person.

French Cheese & French Wine Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER)

French Cheese & French Wine Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 28th Mar 2019

Pairing cheese with wine should be easy and fun, yet so many people become stressed at the idea of make a wine faux pas. Yet the best part about pairing

Places remaining: 2
Date/Time: 28th Mar 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £35.00
Cocktail-Making Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON)

Cocktail-Making Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 29th Mar 2019

Join us for a fun and informative 2-hour hands-on introduction to the world of cocktails. We will not only share with you some of the fascinating history behind cocktail making,

Places remaining: 0
Date/Time: 29th Mar 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN

Price: £35.00
Five-Course Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing Night at Gatehouse 1833 (SOUTHAMPTON)

Five-Course Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing Night at Gatehouse 1833 (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 30th Mar 2019

Join us at the Gatehouse 1833 for a special one-off event as Head Chef Lee Burden teams up with expert sommelier Cécile Bergart (Hampshire Wine School) to create a five-course

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 30th Mar 2019 at 6.30pm
Venue: Gatehouse 1833, 1st Floor, The Royal Pier, Southampton SO14 2AQ

Price: £85.00
Vegetarian Food & Vegetarian Wine Matching Workshop (WINCHESTER)

Vegetarian Food & Vegetarian Wine Matching Workshop (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 4th Apr 2019

Are you aware that only 25% of all wines are actually suitable for vegetarians? Do you know why? Have you ever wondered what goes well with vegetarian food? - Well,

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 4th Apr 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £35.00
4-WEEK COURSE: Sparkling Wines from Around the World (WINCHESTER)

4-WEEK COURSE: Sparkling Wines from Around the World (WINCHESTER) :: Sat 6th Apr 2019

Quite possibly our most decadent 4-week course to date ... welcome to Fabulous Fizz! If you're a bit of a Champagne Charlie, or a Prosecco Princess or you're King of

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 6th Apr 2019 at 7pm-9pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £70.00
Champagne PLUS SABRAGE! (WINCHESTER)

Champagne PLUS SABRAGE! (WINCHESTER) :: Sat 6th Apr 2019

Whilst sparkling wine is produced worldwide, champagne comes (like myself) from the Champagne region of France. So join me on a journey through the vineyards, the grapes, the different styles

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 6th Apr 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £42.50
WSET Level 1 Award in Wine - 1 day (SOUTHAMPTON)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine - 1 day (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sun 7th Apr 2019

This WSET Level 1 in Wines course runs on SUNDAY 07/04/19. The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 7th Apr 2019 at 10am-5pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £165.00
Gin Tasting 101 (SOUTHAMPTON)

Gin Tasting 101 (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 13th Apr 2019

Lubrication to your education is provided by our resident 
gin instructor, Kevin White, at the Dolphin Hotel, which will be turned into a 'gin palace' for 2 hours of pure

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 13th Apr 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £35.00
Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER)

Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 18th Apr 2019

The running to Easter would not be complete without a healthy handful of yummy chocolates! Thus Hampshire Wine School would like to bring a chocolate and wine tasting to you

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 18th Apr 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £35.00
Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World: Loire Valley vs New World (WINCHESTER)

Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World: Loire Valley vs New World (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 25th Apr 2019

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TASTING WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE WESSEX HOTEL (OPPOSITE THE CATHEDRAL) This week, we sample the delights of the Loire Valley against those of the New

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 25th Apr 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Wessex Hotel (a Mercure Hotel), Paternoster Row, Winchester, SO23 9LQ

Price: £27.50

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