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.

Discover Wines from Spain (SOUTHAMPTON)

Discover Wines from Spain (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 8th Feb 2019

Join us as we taste a selection of fantastic wines of Spain that are the buzz-words in the wine industry at the moment. At the core of this area we

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 8th Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £27.50
Introduction to Wine (SOUTHAMPTON)

Introduction to Wine (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 9th Feb 2019

If you want to get a taste of what we offer at Hampshire Wine School in just one evening then join us for an introductory look at the wonderfully diverse

Places remaining: 16
Date/Time: 9th Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £25.00
Discover Wines From Italy (SOUTHAMPTON)

Discover Wines From Italy (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 15th Feb 2019

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TASTING WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE WHITE STAR TAVERN, 28 OXFORD STREET Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine Tasting on Italy. Time for some tasty

Places remaining: 2
Date/Time: 15th Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: White Star Tavern, 28 Oxford Street, Southampton

Price: £27.50
Whisky Tasting (SOUTHAMPTON)

Whisky Tasting (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 16th Feb 2019

In our everlasting mission to educate and expand palates, we at the Hampshire Wine School also host informal whisky tasting events. Our knowledgeable and friendly whisky tasting tutor, Kevin

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 16th Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £35.00
Bordeaux vs New World : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon (WINCHESTER)

Bordeaux vs New World : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 21st Feb 2019

Learn why France still makes the best wines in the world. Discover the best value from Bordeaux, and taste some wines from the left bank. Compare these Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wines to the right

Places remaining: 12
Date/Time: 21st Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £27.50
Discover Wines From New Zealand (SOUTHAMPTON)

Discover Wines From New Zealand (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 22nd Feb 2019

Enjoy a selection of intensely aromatic, complex and powerful wines from down under - NEW ZEALAND STYLE! A real treat for your senses. ‘The fastest wine-growth country in the world spearheaded

Places remaining: 16
Date/Time: 22nd Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £27.50
Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON)

Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 23rd Feb 2019

France is the home to some of the world's greatest cheeses and is famous for its diverse and interesting range of regional cheeses, at least 365 of them! However, England,

Places remaining: 0
Date/Time: 23rd Feb 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £35.00
Discover Wines From Australia (SOUTHAMPTON)

Discover Wines From Australia (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 1st Mar 2019

Welcome to the New World of Wine tasting on Australia. Enjoy a selection of intense, complex and powerful wines from down under! Ample sunshine and favoured climatic conditions mean Australia can

Places remaining: 16
Date/Time: 1st Mar 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £27.50
Chateauneuf-du-Pape vs New World: Syrah/Shiraz blends from Around the World (WINCHESTER)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape vs New World: Syrah/Shiraz blends from Around the World (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 7th Mar 2019

The Hampshire Wine School is delighted to welcome you to one of our favourite wine tastings! This fascinating wine tasting evening will focus on the classic wine region of the

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 7th Mar 2019 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £27.50
Discover Wines From Chile and Argentina (SOUTHAMPTON)

Discover Wines From Chile and Argentina (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 8th Mar 2019

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Chile & Argentina, focusing on affordable and high quality wines. Part One – Chile ‘A near-perfect climate results in great value-for-money wines with

Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 8th Mar 2019 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £27.50

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