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, rum, 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)

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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.

Introduction to Wine (WINCHESTER)

Introduction to Wine (WINCHESTER) :: Sat 21st Mar 2020

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: 8
Date/Time: 21st Mar 2020 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £25.00
Spanish Wines & Tapas Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER)

Spanish Wines & Tapas Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 26th Mar 2020

Join us as we taste a selection of fantastic wines of Spain that are the buzz-words in the wine industry at the moment, served alongside mouth-watering platters of tapas and

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 26th Mar 2020 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Street, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £35.00
Discover Wines from Tasmania (SOUTHAMPTON)

Discover Wines from Tasmania (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 27th Mar 2020

Welcome to the world of Tasmanian wine! This island state has less than 1% of Australia’s vineyards and just 0.1% of wine is exported, BUT that hasn’t muffled the huge buzz surrounding

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 27th Mar 2020 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure) 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £27.50
EASTER Food & Wine Matching Workshop (WINCHESTER)

EASTER Food & Wine Matching Workshop (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 2nd Apr 2020

Have you ever wondered which wine to serve at your dinner party, what to order at a restaurant or what goes well with lamb or what to drink with your

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 2nd Apr 2020 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5BE

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

Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 3rd Apr 2020

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: 12
Date/Time: 3rd Apr 2020 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

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

4-WEEK COURSE: Sparkling Wines from Around the World (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 4th Apr 2020

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: 9
Date/Time: 4th Apr 2020 at 7pm-9pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £70.00
Champagne PLUS SABRAGE! (SOUTHAMPTON)

Champagne PLUS SABRAGE! (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 4th Apr 2020

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: 9
Date/Time: 4th Apr 2020 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £42.50
Whisky Tasting (WINCHESTER)

Whisky Tasting (WINCHESTER) :: Thu 16th Apr 2020

Our Whisky Tastings provide step-by-step instruction in how to get the most from tasting single malt whisky. Wherever you live in Hampshire, you can get together, relax and indulge with

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 16th Apr 2020 at 7pm
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5BE

Price: £35.00
Gin & Tonic Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON)

Gin & Tonic Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Fri 17th Apr 2020

Are you acquainted with Madam Geneva? Maybe you are without knowing it. If you've ever drunk a G&T then you know her already, for she is gin. But gin is

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 17th Apr 2020 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton SO14 2HN

Price: £35.00
Cheese and Charcuterie & Wine Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON)

Cheese and Charcuterie & Wine Pairing Workshop (SOUTHAMPTON) :: Sat 18th Apr 2020

France, England, Spain, Italy and Switzerland are home to some of the world's greatest cheeses and saucissons and are famous for their diverse and interesting range of regional products. A full

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 18th Apr 2020 at 7pm
Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Price: £35.00

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