Sussex Wine School
Sussex Wine School
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Lessons & WorkshopsWine Tours & Tastings
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Looking for an inspiring, fun wine tasting in Brighton? You've come to the right place. Fancy a wine qualification? We are also the leading provider of WSET wine courses in Sussex and an approved provider of Wine Scholar Guild courses and Capstone California courses. Sussex Wine School is proud to be part of the Local Wine School group, IWC 2024 Consumer Educator of the Year finalists. We have been helping people learn about wine in Brighton since 2012. We are an independent business and we don't sell wine.
Brighton, East Sussex, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Tony S
Horsham District, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I was really impressed with Johnny's approach to teaching. Although he follows the syllabus, as per the course guide, he speaks with authority and clarity and is able to answer any little questions. He also makes clear the depth of knowledge for Level 2 you will be expected to display for the exam. There is a lot of ground to be covered and you will need to do the reading at home but it is worth it.
I took this course for personal pleasure, rather than professional reasons and I feel like I learned an awful lot. We sampled 43 different wines and I was able to understand why I preferred the taste of some bottles over others. It also allowed me to reassess wines that I had not particularly liked before.
We were lucky enough to take our course in the beautiful surroundings of Ridgeview which added to the enjoyment.
I would throughly recommend this course and Sussex Wine School.
Written 6 February 2024
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Hi Tony Thanks you for taking the time to review your experience of the WSET Level 2 in Wines course. I am glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 28 March 2024
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Emma P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Thanks to Jonny’s comprehensive classroom sessions, I have gone from having virtually no knowledge of wine, to passing the WSET 2 with merit, in the space of 3 weeks. A fair amount of home study is also required, but, the way Jonny delivered the sessions, made the training both interesting & fun. I would not hesitate in recommending Sussex Wine School to anybody wishing to learn more about wine, and gain this qualification.
Written 29 January 2024
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Hi Emma Thanks for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed the course and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jonny
Written 8 April 2024
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Peter S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The course took place on 3 consecutive Fridays with an exam at the end. It was very clearly presented and also made enjoyable, which enabled me to earn a Pass with Distinction. Many thanks to our tutor Jonny.
Written 21 December 2023
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Thanks for the great review and well done on your great score with the WSET Level 2 in Wines exam. Look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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Courtney F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Highly recommend this course, and great value considering the amount of wine I consumed, (not compulsory). Now I feel like I’m drinking history and geography with every glass, and can make more informed decisions when selecting a bottle.
Written 20 November 2023
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Thanks for the great review. It's good to hear that you are making better decisions when buying wine. Look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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Olga R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was studying at WSET 2. Had an amazing time. I received useful knowledge. Really enjoyed it. All the course is zoom recorded so there is an opportunity to study later whether you can’t attend on scheduled time.
Written 17 November 2023
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Hi Olga. Thanks for the great review and well done on your great score with the WSET Level 2 in Wines exam. Look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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Gary
East Grinstead, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Attended Jonnys gin tasting evening and can’t recommend this experience highly enough
Jonnys knowledge is first class as is his presentation
Learnt a lot about the origins and distillation of gin along with what to look out for when buying and presenting gin
The gin we were given to try were diverse but all were excellent
If you get the chance to attend one of these tasting evenings i recommend you jump at the opportunity
Written 12 July 2023
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Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the Introduction to Gin tasting. We look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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Harriet L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Completed my WSET Level 2 in May 2023 with Sussex Wine School and absolutely loved the course. Very enjoyable, professional and excellent tuition from Mark. I look forward to continuing my wine journey in the coming months and years!
Written 12 July 2023
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Hi Harriet. Thanks for the great review and well done on your great score with the WSET Level 2 in Wines exam. We look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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David M
Croydon, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We did the Introduction to Wine Tasting the other evening and loved it. The quality of the tutoring (the co owner Jonny) was excellent: friendly, knowledgable but very relaxed. I think everyone felt able to express their opinion and I for one now understand so much better why I like what I do in a wine and what I need to look out for when exploring new ones. Excellent value too - two hours, good wine and very enjoyable company for only £40!
Written 26 April 2023
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Hi David Thank you for your review. It is very much appreciated and really helps people get a sense of what to expect at Sussex Wine School. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 28 June 2023
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Lisa S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We had a super evening. It was relaxed and informative. Thank you. I would recommend these courses wholeheartedly.
Written 26 April 2023
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Thank you for your review. It is very much appreciated and really helps people get a sense of what to expect at Sussex Wine School. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 28 June 2023
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MARTIN S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I found the recent evening course on Spanish reds both enjoyable and informative. Jonny makes his courses entertaining and lively with good group participation.
Written 15 February 2023
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Hi Martin Thank you for your review and good to see you again. It is very much appreciated and really helps people get a sense of what to expect at Sussex Wine School. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 28 June 2023
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